July 17th 1961 - April 19th 2010

Official Guru Tributes site

Posted by:  Tineke inTOWN (Webmaster) On: 07.05.10
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Rolling Stone



Hip-hop lost one of its most distinct voices on April 19th when Guru, whose collaboration with DJ Premier as Gang Starr expanded the genre’s scope, died after a year-long struggle with cancer. He was 47.

“Guru was like a vanguard of rap,” says Nas, who, as a kid in Queens, was inspired to rap about street life by early Gang Starr cassettes. “Gang Starr were right there, at the forefront of style on the New York streets.”

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