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Guru Passes Away At 43...

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I got the horrible news this morning that my homie and rap legend Guru has passed away at 43. Guru was a part of the former group Gangstarr with Dj Premier.

Before I go on to report on this I would just like to say that the last time I saw Guru was in 2005 at his "Step In The Arena Part 2" video shoot. I have to be honest and tell you that there was some shady business going on between Solar and Guru. With ALL due respect, Solar totally bitched Guru at that set. He was talking to him at time like a child. There was a point when Guru and myself were chopping it up and Guru remembered that he left something in the car, as we were walking to go get it, Solar came out of nowhere bitching and yelling at him straight soning him. I was like wtf?! Guru was totally respectful the entire time. Honestly it was almost like they were a couple. That is exactly how it was looking.

Now, after hearing that, if you remember we heard of his illness a couple of months ago when he had a Cardiac Arrest which lead him into a coma. During that time Twitter was going wild saying RIP Guru when he was not even dead. That mad me pretty upset to see but then Twitter slowly turned positive and sent thousands of prayers his way, which I believe has a great deal to do with Guru getting out of his coma.

There were also few shady dealings going on between Guru's new partner, Solar, and Guru's family after and during his coma.

Guru's nephew, Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff posted two tearful YouTube videos, stating that Solar was not allowing any family to see him during his illness.

"Solar has completely cut us off. My family has no way of knowing what is going on with Guru's situation,"
he said in the second video.

Producer Staik Selektah couldn't of said it better in this video below...

This get worse...

Following the announcement of Guru's death, his long time producer Solar released a letter allegedly penned by Guru on his deathbed. In the letter Guru leaves instructions for Solar to manage his posthumous image, likeness, etc. on behalf of himself, and his son KC.

The note begins:

"I, Guru, am writing this letter to my fans, friends and loved ones around the world, I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I have suffered with this illness for over a year. I have exhausted all medical options."

It continues:

"Solar and his family is my family and I love them dearly and I expect my family, friends, and fans to respect that, regardless to anybody's feelings on the matter. It is my wish that counts. This being said I am survived by the love of my life, my son KC, who I trust will be looked after by Solar and his family as their own. Any awards or tributes should be accepted, organized, approved by Solar on behalf of myself and my son until he is of age to accept on his own."

Writing of DJ Premier in the letter, Guru added:
"I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anything to do with my name likeness, events tributes etc. I had nothing to do with him in life for over seven years and want nothing to do with him in death. Solar has my life story and is well informed on my family situation, as well as the real reason for separating from my ex-DJ."

Upon hearing the news, DJ Premier paid tribute to Guru on his blog,
"Our warmest condolences to Guru's family and loved ones at this difficult time."
Guru's long time friend Dj Doo Wop commented on the above statement Solar the released from Guru:
When ur friends with someone for over 15 yrs, u get familiar with how they express themself. Guru DID NOT write that letter.

He is not the only one wondering if these are Guru's words or Solar's...

What do you believe?

(Me & Guru back in 2005 at his video for "Step In The Area Part 2")

This is the last time I saw Guru before I moved out to Orlando from New York a few years ago...may his soul Rest in Peace.

Guru "Step In The Arena Part 2" f/ Dj Doo Wop

R.I.P Homie

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Guru Issues Official Statement After Surgery! Is He Dissing Dj Premier?!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Guru from Gangstarr Suffers From Heart Attack & In Coma!

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