Just over a month since undergoing surgery following a heart attack, Gang Starr MC Guru (born Keith Elam) has died at age 43. According to a statement, Guru died of cancer-related causes on Monday after a long fight with the disease.
Guru’s longtime collaborator and partner, French producer Solaar (sometimes referred to as Solar now), mourns his loss in the statement and explains that Guru had written a letter to his fans that was to be released upon his death.
“The world has lost one of the best MCs and hip-hop icons of all-time — my loyal best friend, partner, and brother, Guru,” Solaar said. “Guru has been battling cancer for well over a year and has lost his battle! This is a matter that Guru wanted private until he could beat it, but tragically, this did not happen. The cancer took him. Now the world has lost a great man and a true genius.”
more on guru’s death/life here
Wattie & Jessie - Spring Mix 2010 by djwattiegreen
01.) Wattie Green - Wake Sally Baker – Spatula City
02.) The House Inspectors - This Is My Life (Mel Rosario Remix) – Control Recordings
03.) Scrubfish - Piano Jank - CDR
04.) Wattie Green - That's Jazz - CDR
05.) Jackin' Box - Jazz Bang – Flapjack Records
06.) Scrubfish – The Jazz Face – Flapjack Records
07.) Wattie Green - Don't Stop (Dub Mix) – Flapjack Records
08.) Wattie Green - Language of Music - Knocturnal Emissions
09.) Husky - Keep It Original - Guesthouse
10.) Romano Arcani & Diem - Time - CDR
11.) South of Roosevelt - Boom – Flapjack Records
12.) R.T.H.M. - Moonshine (Frankie J's Sunshine Swill Mix) - Knocturnal Emissions
13.) Soydan - E Love (Ryan Kick Remix) Shak Street
14.) 62 Mile High Club - Money (Inland Knights Astro Turf Mix) - Drop Music
15.) Soul Jay - 2 Addictive - Blatt Trax
16.) Inland Knights - Another Way - Drop Music
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