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Guru homie you will be missed mane. I will always bump to the GANGSTARR classics homie.
1 x respect
Part Of My Musical Foundation. He Will Be Missed.
0 x respect
One of the greatest and a huge inspiration. You will be missedR.I.P.
2 x respect
I’ve been a Gang Starr FAN since day one & G.U.R.U is one of my biggest influences in carrying on the TRADITION that IS Hip Hop Rejoice In Prestige (R.I.P) KING…!!
3 x respect
R.I.P. …its sooo saaaad!!! :’(((((((((((( i cant believe it (((
gone in the physical sense, immortalized thru his music.. r.i.p. GiftedUnlimitedRhymesUniversal
This is DJ SoulClap from Germany. I just wanna get off my chest, that Guru is one of the reason why I’m doing this. I will always keep him and his music in my heart! RIP Guru!
1994. George’s Music room, Chicago. GangStarr signin autographs…. DJ Premiere tried to autograph my rhyme book, I took it from him "Nah, joe – I need Guru to bless that….you sign this album cover" haha GURU signed a full page in my composition book…next to NAS’s "Get paid, God" autograph. #CLASSIK
R.I.P. Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
one of the best yet.
R.I.P the legand Guru, your music will live forever bruva.
Guru, you got me through the rough times. Now you are above the clouds lookin down. You have met your moment of truth, and we all will keep feelin the music. We love you man. R.I.P
Gotta be the illest brother to claim respect." RIP G.U.R.U.
One of the greatest, his music gave me so much joy thank you
Rest In Peace
There will never be another song that makes me feel like Mass Appeal. Then hearing his music beyond just that song, Gang Starr’s impact on music is felt anytime jazz finds it’s way into a hip-hop beat. Much love to DJ Premier and God Bless Guru’s family.
If it wasn’t for you, alot of MCs wouldn’t even exist!! R.I.P. Guru!!
This really saddens me. Gang Starr was more than influence on my adolescence. Moment of Truth will always stand out to me.
Rest in Peace, Guru….. We’ll miss you.
RIP MC GURU THRUE HIP HOP N JAZZ PIONEER GOD BLESS FINAL GOODBYE FROM BOSNIA
R.I.U. GURU. Manifest, DWICK etal. are all classics. You helped add to this landscape we call hip hop. May the memory of who you are on record overshadow any nonsense that has manifested as of late. Easy.
This is in memory of Guru.
Really sad day.One of the greatest mcees and lyricists ever has passed away.I
R.I.P G! Thank You for the CLASSICS. thank you.
GURU, we miss you and you will never ever be forgotten! You are in a better place. GANGSTARR FOR LIFE, One Love!
RIP Guru, you will be missed
The profound influence that GANG STARR had on me and my group cannot be overstated. It’s in everything from our music to the way we talk. They were a brick in the foundation of everything I stand for as an artist and a representative of hip-hop culture
"daily operation" has to be a top 5 all-time hip-hop album. it truly stands among the giants, "nation of mil," "illmatic," "36 chambers." i have savored every Guru verse since i first heard "the place where we dwell." guru, you are truly one of the grandmaster MCs. so much wonderful wordplay — has there ever been a finer verse written than the first verse of "flip the script?" cooler than wind, harder than cold steel. rest in peace, man.
I Really cant believe this i was absoloutely shocked when i heard this, this is the end of gangstarr. RIP guru.
REST IN POWER GURU!You were and will always beinfluential, touching and changinglives for generations to come!
R.I.P. GURU. One of the best to do it.
I was bumping MASS APPEAL on my way to work today. You and Premier put it down like no other Rap Group ever did. My you find happiness where you are headed like you had here during your time.
My name is Zen, I write from Ukraine (VINNITSA CITY) This is a VERY BIG TRAGEDY FOR ALL HIP HOP !!! I cant belived, i cant Belived …..Guru was a great man, Great MC///Great people leave wounds!!! Guru, thank you very much for hip hop. You and Preemo made a crazy revolution in the hip hop culture/…..thanks GangStarr!! GURU REST IN PEACE!!! WORD UP, U’ll Stay 4ever In Our Heartz.soRry 4 ma` bad english peace
You and Premier inspired me to get into hip hop and DJ. Your music is still as fresh today as it was back in the day.
Thank you for the music and fun memories. R.I.P.
Guru – your work was seminal and thought-provoking. It expanded my mind. May you find peace and love
Thanks for all the great music. It was an honor to have grown up listening to you. You were, are & always will be one of the greatest emcees of all time. Your legacy will live on forever. The entire hip hop community loves, appreciates & misses you. Gang Starr forever. Rest in peace, big homie.
My prayers go out to him as well as his friends & family. Stay Strong.
Few people are true artist like you. Thank you for your great contribution to the life of great music. You will live in your music forever
R.I.P. Guru you’ll be sorely missed and to t e family know that you’ll meet again. Much Love!
"We all must meet our moment of truth"
I can’t believe you’re gone for real. On the mic you were one of the best yet, your legacy will live on and on that note: Gang Starr for ever baby!
R.I.P. Guru one of the Best Yet!! Your Music will live 4 Ever, a blue print of what Hip Hop is. Thank You Guru for all the Rhymes!!
R.I.P. One of the greatest!!
"Above the clouds where the sounds are original, infinite skills create miracles"… rip Guru, one half of the greatest and most pure hip hop duo to ever do it.
rip guru, had the honor to listen live a hundred times, even had the chance to meet in istanbul you will be missed
I was blessed to have met GURU on several occasion but the first time I met him was probably the most memorable. It was 97 and we were at club ZEN on South Beach back when Washington was still cool. I was with Tony Touch at some other spot when Tony said lets bounce and meet up with GURU at ZEN. I was more than excited to meet dude. About 10 minutes after we were introduced, some dude pulled out a gun and licked off a couple of shots after an altercation with another dude at the club. We all hit the deck and after it was all over we put one up. It was one crazy night and I will never forget it.
Reespect A True Legend!!!! Love to The Guru R.I.P. Generall ***** 21 gun Salute!!!
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING GURU…GANGSTARR FOREVER
One of the best yet!
RIP for a influence, a master, a hip hop icon…i grow with his music, his attitude…one of those peoples that inspired my raps…
from Spain!Much love!
gifted unlimited rhymes universalrest in peaceyou will never be forgotten
R.I.P GURU Thanks for sharing your music with us and make us believe more in the hip hop…
"Underground will live 4ever! We just like roaches. Never dyin’, always livin’!"
REST IN PEACE GURUI REMEMBER BOTH GUR AND DJ PREMIRELISTENING TO THEIR MUSIC , YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY , GOD SAW IT WAS YOUR TIME TO REST , AND CAME AND GENTLY GUDIED YOU HOME TO HEAVEN!!!GONE BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN !!!!
REST IN PEACE GURU
my tha lord enjoy u as much as we did
R.I.P Guru LEGEND
Guru, you were the best person I look to for inspiring words. Your work made me into who I am and the writer that I am. So with that said from one writer to another, I love ya man. You belong in heaven with the great artists that are already there. You, Pac, Biggie, Big L, Big Pun and the list goes on. My prayers goes out to your family and extended family (Premo).
Thanks for all this great music, you will not be forgotten.
RIP GURU … YOu were the first to make me pay attention lyrics… You made me think.. You made me smarter… <3
R.I.P. GURU—Truly one of the dope MC’s
to the man with the most unique flow i ever heard and that will never be mimicked, you will be missed, TO HIS FAMILY HOLD YA HEAD AND TO PRIMO KEEEP THIS GAME ALIVE #nowplaying Gangstarr – moment of truth
Guru voce revolucionou tudo… tenho certeza que hoje o rap veste preto… agente esta de luto… espere que voce eteja sim em um lugar melhor valew Guru e esteja onde voce for Estamos Juntos… haha
Yank From: Brazil
I remember when Digable Planets toured with Guru and his Jazzmatazz project. We used to build and just talk life and trees. He was a great dude man…
much love and respect to he and the fam….
r.i.p Guru the good die young. Your spirit lives forever
all lovers of true hip hop legend miss this unforgettable. R.I.P. GURU! GOD SAVE YOU!
One of the best who ever did it. One luv, Rest in Peace! You’re above the clouds now!
Love goes out to GURU!!!! RIP we gotta show more love to the pioneers when they are alive!!!
R.I.P Guru thanks for all the music. My thoughts are with his family.
RIP Guru – one of the best to ever do it. God bless.
It’s an irreparable loss, but you left a great legacy to us. Now it’s time to rest.
Rip Guru. U will Be missed Dearly. See u ABOVE THE CLOUDS!!! My Prayers go out to his loved ones.
Grew up with you in London and Gangstarr and never turned back. Changed my adolescent ears and listening and took me places I never knew existed. Nodded my head and got passionate, activist-thinking, questioning, became a DJ and danced like never before. Thanks for all now and in the future, GURU you came to this world and you truly Stepped Into The Arena. We’ll never forget you! Peace
Peace to brother Guru.No one can ever destroy the legacy that you and Premo left us. EVER.
Rest in peace Guru
A legend is gone I’ll keep listening to your music forever! You made some amazing ish
My thoughts for the family and friends xx
RIP Guru can’t believe your gone.Now he is Abobe the clouds in a better place! ..Rip Guru from Romania (
Damn I remember Y’all doing "Gusto" at Pay Day. It is way past time to honor our legends!! Hip-Hop lives!!
One of the greatest to ever do it. The pain and suffering is over. Rest In Peace. You will forever be missed.
True Rap Legend and Hip Hop gentleman.Classic albums, classic tracks, bona fide giant in the game.Managed to catch a few Gang Starr concerts in my time and thankful to God that I saw a Phenom at the top of his game.his music and Legacy will live on.Peace, love and prayers to Guru’s family and loved ones.R.I.P GuruNever ForgottenMajesticGlasgowScotland United Kingdom
I remember listing to the mixtapes when I was younger with Gangstarr going.. Everyone knew DJ Premier and you always knew when Guru was on the Mic. Usually rappers die over stupidity, but it was unfortunate that Guru was taken by God. Rest in Peace bro!
Your music was introduced to me at a magical time when Hip Hop was golden, and I looked to it for spiritual guidance. Your music saved me from my own fears and made me believe in the positive and the reality. Much love to you Guru, please watch over us and your legacy will be here forever.
Much respect,Sarah Alvarez
RIP Brotha Guru U Will Truly Be Missed!
No more gangstarr? Im gonna bump mass appeal all day now.
i saw u when i was 16. ur voice is so soothing to me i was sure i would get to see u perform again. selfish really. ur music means so much to me. i know u are happy now and not in anymore pain and lookin down on this troubled place. i will miss u always.
R.I.P. Guru — one of the best yet
"experience the best teacher"
…experiencing your music has taught me so much, and will continue to teach! respect to real hip hop!
one love primo, stand strong!
R.I.P Guru… You will be missed.
RIP to one of the greatest MCs, lyricist and Hip Hop icons ever – period. Long live Gurua, Gangstarr and all that Jazzmatazz!
RIP my dude GURU
Rest in peace!!!
From teenager to adult your rhymes together with Preem’s beats and also your solo projects have been on regular rotation in my ears, Hard to Earn is now playin and ranks as one of my top 5 hip hop albums of all time! You will be sadly missed Guru.RIP your music and words will forever play!
Yo Guru Thank you for everything you gave. Your voice will be around for eternity . R.I.P …
RIP king of kings!
Gangstarr is my favorite group ever ! It’s crazy that a Boston emcee and DJ from Texas defined New York City Hip-Hop. You’ll be truely missed. So many classics. MUCH RESPECT.
Yo this the saddest day for hip hop EVER.We lost more than music with this good man, I guess God works in mysterious ways but this is still big shit to deal with. Rest In Peace
One of the best.
He will be missed.
The closest I ever came to him was knowing his name and his work and the joy from the memories that were inspired as a result I will hold dear for a long time to come if not forever.
R.I.P. Elder Brother!(truly, you were gifted with universal rhymes unlimited.)
Hip Hop lost another griot—but his "poetry" lives on = ) RIP Guru
Guru, you were truly a thinking man’s rapper. You were a man when you stepped in the arena and everyone saw that. Standing tall as an example, you personified the maturity hip-hop was growing into. You were an inspiration to so many hip-hop followers both male and female. We will all miss you as you were taken from us far too soon. Thank you for taking that trip to Brooklyn. God Bless.
RIP GURU…NY accepted you as there son and we will love you as a brother ETERNALLY. RIP LEGEND Gangstarr 4life. Where infinite skills create miracles…Above the clouds…Above the clouds.
R.I.P. Guru U Were One Of The Realest Out There. Hip-Hop Won’t Be The Same. U R A Legend In My Eyes. U Will Be Missed
I was lucky enough to meet Guru at Coachella back in 2001. He actually took time out to say hi, and told me he was performing after Roni Size Reprazent. I was able to tell him that I was a big fan of his, Gangstarr, and loved his music. He was the nicest guy I could’ve ever met! He’ll be truly missed!
rest in peace family!!!!!! cancer is a motherf#@$^! hiphop will miss you ma nacho
RIP Guruthe one and only
Never met but I listened to his so much as a kid (Step in the Arena) that is feels like I met him… his music certainly touched me and made me beleive that Hip-Hop wasn’t restricted… IT TRANSCENDS ALL CULTURES!!!
RIP Guru! Gang Starr is/was/always will be my favorite rap group ever!
One of the biggest influences on my life and love for Hip Hop. May you rest in peace and feel no pain.Blessings….
Gang Starr, one of the best yet…Brazil felt his lack…
One of my biggest influences in hip-hop and poetry.
Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. Rest In Power !
R.I.P Guru…It’s truly a sad day , I 1st heard d news @ 6 dis morn one of my hip hop podna’s texted me.. My day has been f*cked up eva since … Sad sad shit! Gangstarr is & prolly always will b my favorite group "period" I wish Guru & Preemo made peace b4 dis happened… Big up 2 d whole Fam tho..
Who said the G-O-D wasn’t comin to do his thing
Who said the industry, wasn’t gonna bow to this king?
We loved you, and now we miss you. R.I.P.
He was the 7-21-18-21, the illest one, he was doper than everyone!
Rip Guru! True Legend! Always should love his music!
Your thoughts and words will remain with us always. Guru you were a true talent and inspired so many. Another great loss to the hip-hop community. Rest In Peace. I hope your in a better place with no pain. Much love.
One of the greatest to ever do it! I LOVE the music my generation grew up on – it will NEVER be the same! RIP Guru!
Guru no solo fue una leyenda del hip hop. Guru nos ense
The lines on "Moment of Truth" put a lot in perspective to me at a time I needed it. You will forever be remembered as one of the illest that ever did it.
Rest In Power
R.I.P Guruand thank you for the years of amazing music
peace guru. one love, and thank you for your music.
Rest in peace Guru, introduced me to hiphop at the age of 12.Love from Alkmaar, Holland.
one of the best to ever do it. peace, GURU.
Rest In Power. You are one of the illest MC to ever bless the mic. You will surely be missed.
rest in peace GURU
A big loss to hiphop and music in general. Thanks for all the dope music.
R.I.P. from the Netherlands.
Gang Starr is the reason why I got into the Hip Hop game. their album The Ownerz changed my life!
I was really hoping to see a Gang Starr reunion sometime in my life too but I’m glad to have been graced by their amazing music! Gang Starr = one of the best yet
Never met him but I listened to his music so much as a kid (Step in the Arena) that it feels like I met him… his music certainly touched me and made me believe that Hip-Hop wasn’t restricted… IT TRANSCENDS ALL CULTURES!!!
One of the best to do it.
RIP guru. I remember when I was 9 and ‘Just To Get A Rep’ came on the radio. Was a fan ever since. He’ll be missed.
Thank you for all of the great music!
Thanks for the encouragement you gave me in 2001. Your words are a big part of my life.
"And you can beg for me to stay and parlay–but sorry, I gots to go, got bills to pay" – Guru…I rapped every word to "Take it Personal" this AM on the mainstream hip-hop station after not hearing it for years. I had 0 Idea why they played that AM drive time…Such big part of my life I always underated…
A true inspiration to all mc’s! RIP!!
RIP Guru. thank you for the inspiration
you are a true legend, im glad to have heard your music. thank you, RIP
One of the Biggest in HipHop has died…R.I.P your music will live forever
Guru was a true brother. I got to hang and talk with him at various industry events and conferences, not to mention the numerous interviews over the last 20 years. I wish peace and comfort for your family my friend. You were and will always be an inspiration. Tha ks for the knowledge, the memories, the timeless music. One love, we’ll always be "In Deep Concentration".
DJ Prince Ice WWDM/WHXT Columbia SC
REST IN POWER. Your rhymes & wisdom will never be forgotten.
Peace to the god. You will be missed and reminisced from now until forever. Love.
R.I.P. Guru – Thank you sir for your contributions to our music. You will be missed.
Rest in Power Lord! You truly did lay the foundation and forever it will stand the test of time.
Guru tas trac’ la trace pour tout le monde qui suit!!!!
Rest In Heaven Guru. Your talent will be missed.
Anotha Legend gone. Damn! Rest In Power G.U.R.U….It was an honor 2 cee u rocc live, You’ll B missed my breaden…Respect G.O.D!!
RIP Guru, thank you for letting us all be a part of your life and giving us your awesome music.
Some say he’s one of the greats. To me, he’s the greatest. RIP.
I was lucky enought to see gangstarr in concert with rage against the machine never will forget it! RIP GURU
Guru, you have forever changed the lives of many through your music. You will continue to live and shine through frequencies.
Rest in peace brother, with all the other hiphoppioneers, like 2 Pac, JMJ, Roc Raida, etc etc
Thanks for all you good hiphop music with Primo and solo, till 2003
You was 1 of the best MC’s ever
Rest in Peace to one of the best voices and MCs ever.
Lemonade was a popular drink….. and tonight we raise a glass. RIP GURU
HipHop lost one big fellow.
Rest in Peace.Thanks for u music
U ll stay in our minds
Rest In Peace Guru… Thank you for the real hip hop that you brought… My condolences to the family and to Dj Premier. Peace from Switzerland
One <3! And godspeed, may u have peace in the afterlife. This letter that you ‘wrote’ brings tears to my eyes & hoping u didnt write it.
You will be missed greatly.
Russia loves u Guru!!!!
As a kid growing up in rural California I didn’t have much access to new "hiphop" Gangstarr albums became like rare comics to me. Thank GOD it was these records that I based my opinion of "real" hiphop. Years later "Jazzamatazz" taught me about Jazz. Now from the afterlife you are teaching me the most important lesson of all: stay focused for your ENTIRE life & never give up. Thanks for the lessons in life, the music & most of all the inspiration. Rest in Power Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. -Dj Dotkom (Reno)
RIP Guru.A true inspiration.
You will forever be missed, and memorialized in our minds and heart. A true legend. Gangstarr Forever!!!
RIP Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. Love goes out to the family & close friends of the legendary Keith Elam aka GURU – Gangstarr Forever.
I grew up listening to Guru & Gang Starr. You made me listen to the music that stays true for ever.Gang starr 4 life!!!R.I.P Guru
A major loss for the music world. The contributions that Guru and DJ Premier have made are unmatched. One of the best lyricists and one of the most unique voices in the history of American music. Ase’ Keith Elam. Ase’.
RIP Guru…Too many musical memories!
Gangstarr have been a part of my life since Words I Manifest hit the scene in ’88. Guru & Premier changed my life forever! They remain in permanent daily rotation for me, whether in my car, ipod @ the gym, or exposing my 3 yr old to the wonders of our beautiful culture. Guru was the beast that pushed Preemo to his absolute greatest heights. May the Creator hold him close to his heart! Guru was right about 1 thing: Respect WILL outlast cash! GIFTED UNLIMITED RHYMES UNIVERSAL! GANGSTARR FOREVER! Rest In Everlasting Power Keith Elam!
I could never forget that night of 94′ i think at licabitus theatre in athens,greece when i met him,shook his hand and he signed on my copy of Daily operation.May he Rest in Peace….He will foverer be a legend
Much Love, Much Respect.
you will be missed
gurus words taught me so much and meant so much to me R.I.P. much love from germany
GANG STARR FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!
My D&D Brother! You will be surely missed but there is no more pain, no more suffering & no more evil from other people. Tell HEADCOURTER I said "Head Up, Eyes & Ears Open!" and Remember Keith, We All Love You!
Respect King! You’ll be missed.
He will forever be missed! True Hip-Hop Legend.
R.I.P. to 1 of the Greats!!! Guru, a Hip-Hop Legend – you will be missed in a big way! Sending Love & Condolences to his family.
Almost daily I go on a run and listen to at least one gangstarr track. Tomorrow I’m shuffling over 160 of my gangstarr tracks while I run.
All the way from Iraq, RIP GURU!
Guru will be deeply missed..In the suburbs he’s what we played for our parents to make it ok to listen to hip hop…"Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is…"
will continue learning its HARD 2 EARN
Guru and Gang Starr opened up a world of music to me. I developed a taste for jazz before i even knew much about it. Some of the best hip hop ever created. I am deeply saddened to hear of this news. Much love. Guru forever..
"Just to get a rep" is one of my all time favorite joints. RIP GURU….You will not be forgotten.
Rest in peace to the legendary Guru.You will truly Be missed By everyone & the Music world.
Will always love your music, you took Hip Hop in directions it never went before.
GANGSTARR is HIP-HOP PERSONIFIED. A PERFECT MARRIAGE BETWEEN BEATS AND FLOWS, MUSIC AND VOICE, LOVE AND RESPECT. WHEN DJ PREMIER’S TRACKS WOULD BLAST THRU MY SPEAKERS, GURU’S RHYMES WOULD DISAPPEAR INTO THE DANCE OF KICKS AND SNARES. HIS VOICE WAS AN INSTRUMENT THAT BLENDED SEAMLESSLY WITH THE SOUNDSCAPE HIP HOP PROVIDED. HIS VOICE WAS LEGENDARY. GURU WAS HIP HOP PERSONIFIED, AND AS LONG AS HIP HOP IS ALIVE, AS LONG AS THERE IS A KID OUT THERE WRITING RHYMES…GURU WILL LIVE FOREVER.
You inspired me. Showed it was more to it then guns and drugs. You were a poet bruh. Bumping moment of truth for the last hour. You are missed and greatly appreciated. Hip Hop lives on through your music and your memory.
Thanks for all the tracks / gems u gave us (hiphop) u will be missed but not forgotten.
Guru… rest in pease! Your rhymes changed, and still changes people! We love you! R.I.P…
he was the definiton of a real MC"the gifted prolific one"
peace be up on him
RIP Guru. Definitely an inspiration to the people and artists coming up. Gangstarr was always and will be on rotation for years and decades to come.. Much praises from Hawaii..
RIP GURU, A TRUE LEGEND IN THE GAME AND YOU WILL BE DEARLY MISSED.
R.I.P 2 one of the greats. I appreciate the phone call you made to me back in 04. It really helped to lift my spirits. Your work here is done but will 4eva live on. Heaven has just admitted new Royalty into the kingdom!!!
Gangstarr has been influential in my loving of HIP HOP music. I have always been a fan since 96 when I first heard Gangstarr in my freinds car bumping it,and will continue to be until my passing. Thank You GURU!
You’ll be missed, personally influential. R.I.P. Guru
Thank you for changing our lives….. R.I.P
You were truly a GURU
one of the few motherfuckers, who was keepin’ it real to the end. rest in peace, guru.
R.I.P Guru. A unique emcee. A pioneer. A true legend in Hip Hop culture.
I remember when I first heard this brother. I instantly loved his music and aura. That was over 20 years ago. Thank you brother for your contribution to my life through your music.
RIP to the Master MC with all his knowledge and true wisdom!! you will live on in the hearts and minds of all of us!! You were my inspiration to love hip hop!! We know you truly loved Dj Premire and my heart goes out to him and your family!! RIP badman
Guru, R.I.P.!!! Your raps will live on forever. Love from Holland.
Above the crowds, above the clouds where the sounds are original, infinite skills create miracles…
Thru good and bad times, you have been in my headphones. Like a father teaching his son to fish, you were there to instruct me on the quality of music. You are physically gone, but your soul embraces the earth. YOU WILL LIVE ON THRU MY CHILDRENS KIDS, AND THEN THEIR KIDS, AND SO ON. I GAURANTEE THAT. FULL CLIP.
Gang Starr inspire me from 1991
My first experience was "STEP IN THE ARENA"
Will never remember Lowlands festival 1999, Gang Starr feauturing the Militia & getting a call a few days later frommy Mom & she had just met you on a bridge in Germany! You will be joyed for everything you have done! Never be forgotten!Thanks
Im a young gal who grew up with the empowering soulful music of this beautiful soul. And through his lyrics and his melodies and his collaborations you knew this man was a hero, an innovator and a provocative leader goin to influence the world, and that he did!! Along with my heart and soul, Guru shook up hip hop. Love of my ears, songs of my heart, Ill always have you as my anthems. Peace be with you, you beautiful soul and wise man, and may peace be found in all who share the pain of our loss <3
RIP for the greates MC of all times!
My condolences and prayers go out to guru’s family in this time of morn, I want to thank you for blessing my self an the rest of the world with such a talented artist an great human being. A piece of Hip Hop was truly lost today. Rest In Power Guru, safe travels – You will forever live through the music
Rest in peace Guru.. I will never forget you!
Love & Respect
rest in peace master teacher
Rest in peace Guru and thanks!Much praises from Chile!
R.I.P. Keith Elam AKA Guru! May you rest in eternal peace. One of my all time favorite mc’s from my favorite group of all time, Gang Starr. Gang Starr FOREVER!!!!
RIP Guru, love from Long Island NY
guru was more than a lyricist, he was an educator, any young man should be given a gang starr discography when they turn 13 to get a taste of what to expect out of life. Guru and Gang Starr was the soundtrack and motivation to my life since I heard The Militia back in ’98, I hold them in the highest regard possible as my favorite hip hop group of all time.
On another note, GURU’s words touched me and all my friends, last year a good friend of mine died in a tragic motorcycle accident cause some dumb bitch was texting and ran a stop sign.. I was too distraught over all this to say anything so when I sent flowers I did not put my name, or his on it. All I wrote were the words of Guru: "Above the Clouds, Above the Crowds, Where the sounds are original, infinite skills create miracles, warrior spiritual, above the clouds reigning down, holding it down" now Keith Elam is doing the same….much respect love and admiration for the reality and perspective you brought to this planet. One Love. Rest Peacefully
As you said on Sabotage you really were a boss figure.Rest in Peace.I’ll forever miss that voice!
YGuru and Gangstarr was and still is so important to the foundation of hip hop…Guru is one of the best to ever hold a Mic…RIP GURU you will never be forgotten
Another legend to the other side. G.O.D must be building an army….
Peace to the Elam fam. RIP Guru
I remember the day when I bought the "Moment of Truth" LP as a 14-year old and playing it on repeat for months and months.
Soon afterwards I picked up everything I could find by GURU & Gang Starr.
I’ll always associate his legendary voice and flow with my youth – like so many people around the globe.
Thanks for all the music and positive vibes! : )
Rest in Peace Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
My sincere condolences to all loved ones of Guru.
grown up on Guru’s words… even in Scotland gangstarr had a great following, and its a sad day he’s gone.RIP Guru
Guru, was an honor to know you. You carried the hip hop torch every day and you inspired us all to infinite degree! THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC.
BROOKLYN BABY u always rep’d where u were from love dat….I remember guru from dwyck days..I use to be like his voice was sexy with the deepness lol…I remember the video royalty…a lot of cameos in it I was also in the video but wasn’t seen of course but the whole experience was beautiful..you will be missed Guru…much love to you n your family n friends..the game will miss you for real
Man was a voice of deep reason when we all needed it. Grew hip-hop exponentially with the monotone flow that contained more colors than a nation of clowns. Simple thanks are hardly enough. RIP GURU
I was blessed enough to catch Guru in Cali @ RTB some years Back! His energy level was CRAZY!! Thank You & Premo for the Hip Hop you gave the world!You Will Be Missed.
Thank you for the music
I found out about Gang Starr a bit late as I’m only 18 but their music was timeless and I bump the entire catalog. Guru was perfect for DJ premier’s beats. R.I.P. to a legend and a great person
Legend in the game…..Nuff said……
My Condolences to your Family & Friends! Guru…Your work was Classic, you’ve left your imprint on the earth which definitely reshaped HipHop. You’ll be continuously treasured thru your music…One of my favorite Joints was ‘Mass Appeal’, but Jazzmatazz is a wicked sound too. May God Keep you and give to you as much as you’ve given to us…We Love you much, Now Be Blessed and Rest!!!
Brothers are amused by other brothers reps, but the thing they know best is where the gun is kept.. GuRu! R.i.P
Definitely will be missed. Legendary in the hip hop game, real hip hop that is. Grew up listening 2 GURU n will continue to pump his music R.I.P
And like they say, God works in a mysterious waySo I pray, remembering the days of my youthAs I prepare to meet my moment of truth
R.I.P. GURU 1966 – 2010
Once your music made me smile. It always will.
this is for me the worst day in the history of hip hop…guru you were simply a legend…saw gangstarr perform in 2003 in london & i was blown away by the performance just like i was with any track guru did with premo.
real hip hop cannot to loose people like you..may you rest in peace guru
rite now its difficult for me at this moment…just got done shedding tears over this….wanna thank you for one for being one of the emcee’s who woke me up and showing me the true art what hip hop is….your one of the people who saved my life and made a huge impact on my life…we’ll meet you soon… my condolences goes to friend and family as well…. R.I.POWER!!! ONE OF THE BEST AND TRUE EMCEES EVER PLACED IN HIP HOP PERIOD…. Keith Elam AKA G.U.R.U.
i first met Guru in NY back in 89and he showed me mad love i have toured and a met him over the years and he was always a cool brother and had time for everyone i have a lot of good memories of him which i will for ever in my heart i will miss you brother
REST IN PEACE GURUThx for hiphop, for jazz matazz, for Gangstarr… U will always be in my headphones…FROM MADAGASCAR…
I find it so hard to believe. GURU, you will sincerely be missed! May you rest in peace, my friend!
RIP GURU ! Music ever dies!
Peace out Bro. You will be missed, taken from us too soon.
Love to the familly and friends
Sophia from Geneva, Switzerland
Rest In Peace Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.
RIP Guru, my oldest Gangstarr memory is their European gig in ’92 or ’93, right after the Daily Operation album. They were touring in a minivan back then, driving from gig to gig. Saw Guru a few times after that while touring with Gangstarr and Jazzmatazz, always a great person to meet, kind and respectful.
man i from germany and i love guru and gang starr. when i saw the headline, man, a good day has turned to a bad day. it’s hard to swallow this.
rest in peace and much love from your fanbase all over the world.
Rest in power… One of the original artists who made me love REAL hip hop… Inspired me, made me dream – literally with jazzmatazz as my alarm… Peace love and unity from the UK
I remember bumping into Guru around 2001 on Canal St NYC.. He was shopping for jewelry and he looked happy and healthy. It’s sad how this disease took the best of him. I’ll always remember albums such as Daily Operation, Step into the Arena, Hard to Earn, and Jazzmatazz vol 1.
Since I am hip hop, Guru and Gangstarr will always play a part in my life. Rest in Peace..
"Is this really the end, or is it a new beginning. A new reality….."
Your words provide the soundtrack to my life.
Gang Starr Forever!!! Rest in Paradise Guru!!!
There’s usually some kind of Gangstarr track I can throw on a random playlist and still make it fit in with the rest of the music. Even playlists that are full of music from the most mainstream artists today.
Guru, though I never met you in person your voice has been with me most of my life. Your words encouraged me in hard times, motivated me through struggles, and were the anthems of parties and friendships. I know your music will live forever, I only wish that you could too. I am heartbroken today.
Big R.I.P. y’all clear dat letter issue up. No taints 4 Guru. still use his drop 4me from a coupla year’s back. 1
RIP Guru. "Moment of Truth" was like my soundtrack through high school. You’ll definitely be missed.
biggest ups G… R.I.P.
This dude set the tone of my own music by his tone. Never swayed. Stood Strong and upheld the tenants of Hip Hop. The Responsibility he held over the music he did with Primo was and still is something that current artist should take heed to. Guru was about what he spoke in his rhymes and made music to inspire, not to devolve and booty shake you.. Truly a legend and one of my favorite dudes. I’ll continue that responsibility in my own music. Thanks G.
thanks for blessing my life…in many a dark moment ur music showed me a way…REST IN POWER my brother
Definitely one of the greatest!Thank you for the great music!
"More than a decade of hits, that’ll live forever"
R.I.P. to a Legend!!!
Peace & Blessings to his son and family.
Can’t believe that a legend like Guru has passed away. His lyrics have been such an inspiration for me. Rest in peace Keith Elam.
Peace. Words can’t express how this shit feels. We were little-ass kids, recording "Dwyck" off of Yo! MTV Raps like 15 times on one VHS tape. his is a sad day. Very sad. He was BEYOND way too young. I’m putting an emphasis on health over everything besides family as a result of this. Rest In Power Guru. We love you 7. Peace
SALUTE TO THE ONE OF THE GREATEST!
I am sadly at a lost of words but may GOD bless GURU and his entire family. He was my icon and my legend!!!
Rest In Peace – You left a positive impact in my life that I continue to spread!
Guru taught me what the hip hop is, and what the jazz is.. So I’m listeningto hip hop and jazz now..
Really really sad, REST IN PEACE.
Rest in Peace Guru. Your talent has been an inspiration and your music will live on forever.
I thank you for all your words and wisdom you haven given me on my journey in my life.
Your voice will never be forgotten
A legend has past R.I.P.
Rest In Peace to One and Only GURU!
Damn, still can’t believe it. R.I.P. GURU. Saw them in2000 for the first time in Holland and loved the energy of him performing together with Premier. He will be missed!!
Step in the Arena is my favroite album of all time.
It is only by recognizing how precious and how short life is that we are most likely to make it meaningful and to live it fully and by understanding the death process and familiarizing ourselfs with it, we can remove fear at the time of death and ensure a good rebirth. RIP Guru
A Legend on his own or in Gang Starr, Guru was definitely a great lyricist. Inspired many, and will continue to inspire further generations with incredible music that he has made.Much love & my prayers goes out to the family of Keith Elam, friends, loved ones and of course to Premo, Dj Premiere.
we lost a legend yall!!!!
well say what u want cuz all of mines is intact in fact ill hvae u open like a hookers gap. Bumpin Daily Operarion all day! Rest in Peace GURU one love!
RIP GURU. You inspired me as a young musician and will forever live in our hearts and hip-hop… Bless your family & friends…
RIP GURU…..YOU RE GONNA BE MISSED BY US ALL… THE GOOD DIE YOUNG..
RIP Guru, I saw you with Gangstarr back in 03 for the first and last time, just glad I got to see you.
One of the best yet!
RIP to one of my favorite emcees in Hip Hop. Gangstarr forever!
your music brought nothing but me gettin my dance on and me feeling great! THANKS for that! NO OTHER has EVER sounded like you and NEVER will!! may GOD give your family and friends STRENGTH and may you GURU REST IN PEACE! xoxo
Thanks for being an inspiration while i grew up. RIP Guru!
RIP Guru. You are and always will be Above the Clouds.
I was wearing the tshirt that you gave me, when I got the sad news. You were always and will always be in my record bag, cant imagine a gig without a Gangstarr track. Thanx you so much! Love, respect and R.I.P, TFS
Simply the greatest. Guru came up and gave me props when I first start DJ’ing in 2001 NYC which is still one of the greatest complements I could ever hope for! His music will live forever.
I don’t even know what to say, Guru and Premo and like Phillies and Herb. I remember when I got into hip hop hearing Hard to Earn and think these 2 are dope. Then they dropped Moment of Truth pound for pound the great Hip Hop album EVER. Listening to Moment on the way into work brought a tear to my eye. Tracks with meaning, tracks with fire, REAL HIP HOP!!!!!
"The same sheisty cats that you hang with, and do your thang withCould set you up and wet you up, nigga peep the languageIt’s universal, you play with fire it may hurt youOr burn you, lessons are blessings you should learn through"
RIP Keith Elam The game will never be the same.
Your message will live on but you will be missed. RIP "…but I’m a realist so philosophize this, without love we won’t exist."
At some point we all must meet our moment of truth.
Rest In Peace Guru
I still remember when we first met in ’92 like it was yesterday…we had our good & bad times…but it was always love….i miss u dearly&Love u with all my heart!!R.I.P. GURU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTENSHOUT OUT TO PREEM&GANG STARR FOUNDATION!!!! I LOVE U GUYS!!! ALWAYS!!ONE LOVE
RIP. Your music will live on forever and ever.
Step In The Arena is one of my favorite albums of all time. No matter where we are, you voice will always live on. R.I.P. Guru, a true visionary.
Guru is one of the biggest reasons I started rappin..Step in The Arena changed my outlook on a couple of stuations…R.I.P Guru you will truly be missed
You inspired a nation of millions, the Hip Hop nation. May you rest in piece and I for one know your influence in music will continue for many many years to come
One of the GREATEST MC’s to EVER touch the microphone will be truely missed. This is a sad time, but you memory and words will live forever!!!
Thanks for sharing your music with us before you left.
A legend has past R.I.P.
The Almighty is building Himself quite a label.
Thankx GURU, for your music, which accompanies me through various tough times. R.I.P.deepest sympathy from germany.Anna
I’ll miss you Guru, and you were a great impact on me and helped me understand what music should be.
It’s a sad day… after the initial hospitalization we got news that he was back to his old-self but sadly this was obviously not the case.
Rest well big brotha, we shall carry all the teachings and keep the "discipline" going, as well as keeping Hip Hop/Jazz alive!!
@ 330 this morning I was holding my daughter reading my tweeter and heard of the sad new that a legend of the hip hop community had past. It still hard to believe Guru "GANGSTAR", whatever you remember him by is gone I remember watching Yo MTV raps just to see GURU. Rip from a tire hiphop head.
may he rest in peace…i will always remember his concdrt in stuttgart, germany.thank you guru!
I used to write for the Los Angeles Sentinel and every time I met GURU he was always so warm, welcoming and repectful. Long live GANGSTARR!!!RIP GURU you will be missed…
sad day for hiphop.
rest in peace
A true inspiration. RIP
RIP to one of the greatest in HIP HOP. Thank you everything you have contributed.
Respect – Such a shame to lose a lyrical genius. Peace
RIP Guru….Code of the Streets, The Question Remains, Take it Personal, The Place Where I’m From, JFK to LAX, My Advice To You…and many more…you’ll be missed
Thank you Guru. We mourn the loss, but celebrate what you gave to us. Thank you.
Rest In Peace Guru – Thank you for your Soul
I would not be the person I am today, if Guru wasnt talking in my ears from back then till eternity. may he rest in peace. much love to his relatives, friends, and fans.A fan from Germany
Today is a sad day for the world. We lost an innovator and a great human. Rest in power GURU!
RIP GIFTED UNLIMITED RHYMES UNIVERSAL
You will never be forgotten
RyanSan Francisco, CA
R.I.P. to one of the greatest to ever hold a microphone. Keith "Guru" Elam, one of the realest artists I ever met, introspective, profound, conscious lyrics, responsible for some a lot of classic music.All I can say is that this is a BIG loss for us all.Rest In Power
RIP, Guru!Bulgaria will miss u!I was happy, cause I saw your show some years ago, but now one of the best is gone
The guru of hip hop, may he rest in peace.
GURU Rest In PEACE
Rest In Peace GURU. You changed my life, and you will always my love, respect and admiration for everything that you did. Thank you for everything you gave me.
Thank You Guru for giving me the oppty to intern @ EMI Records. I fondly remember marketing Jazzmatazz projects & partying with you @ The Fever. I’m head boppin’ to "Mass Appeal" in the Aiwa Walkman fo’ the rest of my years…
R.I.P GURU!! A mixx done by me C-LECTA SKI-R.I.P GURU (FULL CLIP!!): http://bit.ly/c668rG
Greetings from the caribbean!!!
RIP Guru…Many musical memories!!!
always be remembered and loved as one of the greatest rappers ever! thank you, guru!
RIP Guru – You will always live on through your music. Gangstarr Forever.
Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal…that’s truly who and what your are. You may be gone, but your music and words will go on forever my brother. RIP Guru. Peace brother!!
Kevin Miller – Brooklyn, NY
Much respect! R.I.P.
"These R The Words That I Manifest,I Manifest"Gone too soon,but now you can rest.Thanks for all the greatness!Xo!
Rip to one of the illest voices in hiphop…….it’s mostly the voice…….moment of truth changed my life…
Guru will be missed. Definitely a key figure in defining true Hip-Hop. Rest In Freedom.
R.I.P. Guru. Rap loses a true legend. Mourning you by listening to all my Gang Starr & Guru albums today.
One Of The Best Yet!!!
Andy. Belfast UK.
Since I hear you on Royalty man I’ve searching for your music ever since. You and primo are legendary. Ill be blastin your music till time stops brotha. Peace to your family and friends. Hold down your REAL BROTHA, Primo while on your journey my dude. Rest in Paradise 2010 til infintiy
If it wasn’t for you, alot of these MCs wouldn’t even exist! R.I.P. Guru
I remember when i heard the planet and went nuts, i bumped that whole Album day and night. One of the Greatest Too Soon Gone. -RIP-
For anybody who got to see Guru live on stage blessing the mic, you realize what we just lost. A true hip-hop legend. May he rest in everlasting peace!!!
I been commenting on this this sad news since I found out. R.I.P to the monotone king…..the guru. Thank u for the lyrics. I never understood some of the jewels until I became an adult. Showing love from Baton Rouge.
He will be truly missed. His music revolutionary. I will keep his memories running through my turntables.
such a tragedy. saw you in Montreal back around 1999. best concert of my life. always remember you bro.
R.I.P. from Latvia. You will be missed.
I can’t believe!!!!!R.I.P. Big GURU!!!Gangstarr 4 life!!!!!
Reborn In ParadiseWe miss you.
ABOVE THE CROWDS, ABOVE THE CLOUDS!
One of my all time favorite MCs ever, your legacy will be forever remembered and your contribution to music will never be forgotten. But you will be eternally missed.
R.I.P. GURU I’m really shocked from the moment i read the sad news. Hip Hop lost a legend! You never will be forgotten!
R.I.P. Keith GURU, a big fan of your work for a long time and I was extremely saddened to hear about your passing. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world, you will be missed by many!!
R.I.P. Guru – A TRUE lyricist
Guru the MAN! Yes, the one with all the J.A.Z.Z….. R.I.P.
One of the purest MC’s ever in this hip hop game. Much love to GangStar. R.I.P Guru.
words cannot express the sorrow i felt when i read this morning that guru had passed away. gangstarr is the most important musical group in my life. without guru and premier, i would not be the righteous and gifted individual i strive to be everyday. it breaks my heart that i have to write this. rest in peace guru, i will always love you and your music.
Keep that Steez real.
Thank you for the music. Bless.
helped changed the world
Grew up on the Gangstarr classics, but it was Moment Of Truth that gave comfort in hard times! Thx 4 the music Keith, rest in peace!
Guru will truly be missed… One time for REAL Hip Hop! Guru had a positive message and with DJ Premier they were one of Hip Hops hottest duos. R.I.P. Guru. Lets keep REAL hip hop alive in the remembrance of a legend! Hip Hop cant be dead if we keep artist like Guru blasting in the streets.
Rest In Peace Guru!you a legend of hip hop…Ukraine remembers you….
Italy’s crying the greatest.RIP GURU. we’ll miss you and your voice. but the spirit will live forever.remembering you http://bit.ly/cpTJksBring your skillz to heaven man.peace.
He made me discover the power of my imagination through images and words. He was the purest, the most honest, consistant MC ever. A real poet. I’ll always remember you and wish you still living. This is in memory of a next time!
First, he greatly influenced the development of the whole hip-hop culture! GANGSTARR turned my whole world view! I’ve played, playin and will always play the GANGSTARR’s music in my life shows and mixtapes!R.I.P. GURU
Stifle the creator’s clout! RIP GURU!
RIP BROTHER! SEE YOU IN HEAVEN…MUCH LOVE FROM UKRAINE, TC, MUKACHEVO!
R.I.P Guru…Today is a very sad day…Guru, you stay in our headphones forever.
"Descansa en paz Guru, nunca te olvidaremos."
I can’t even begin to imagine how many hours of my life I spent listening to Gang Starr. It’s a sad day for Hip Hop. Guru’s and Gang Starr’s legacy will live on forever in the hearts of all Real Hip Hoppers. RIP Guru!
R.I.P. GURU.You were one of my all-time favorite emcees. I will miss the voice and the flow. You gave me insight and understanding into a world I would have never understood. A definite torch guiding us through the underground into the light. You were one of the finest on the mic. I feel as if I have lost one of my old friends. Thank you for doing what you did the way you did it. R.I.P.
RIP Guru, bless to have heard you music.
I’m from Germany, and Guru’s Music is the type of Hip Hop that helps me, the Real Hip Hop. I think he is known by People around the world who are knowing what good Music is. He is dead, but like the Geto Boys said: "He always have a place in this world as a memory."
Peace and R.I.P. Guru
was there a better hip hop lyricist than GURU..
your rhymes which will be remembered forever
REST IN PEACE BALDHEAD SLICK
gone but never forgotten..gifted unlimited rhymes universal.. salute to a great mc…djcoolrich.. bklyn,richmond,va
RIP GURU YOU WILL LIVE ON THRU ALL OF YOUR GREAT SONG… REAL HIP-HOP 4 LIFE(SOUTHEAST SAN DIEGO CA.)
Lyrics/songs are still here man.. Never forget you.
RIP From France.
RIP Guru.. May you NOW be in peace in heaven that you couldn’t be in the physical form. Be with the Almighty that called you home too soon. Atleast you’re not suffering anymore. I hate that its when we lose a Great One is when we realize the impact they had on our being. God bless your family at this time. Nellie in CT.
RIP Guru, I’m glad you were able to inspire, motivate, and express your thoughts through music though your death came quicker than anyone expected to I’m glad we were able to embrace your talents, you will never be forgotten your legacy will always be remembered thanks Mr. Elam , let your soul go to God and rest aside him..one love Gang Starr Forever!!!
Peace and love to all of Keiths friends and family… Out here in Vancouver.. the whole city is thinking about the impact hes made over the years… ONE LOVE!
R.I.P Guru. I remember when I met Guru and Premo at Smokin Grooves tour in Jerz. I was saying how I was in school for production and they told me to believe in myself. I picked up an MPC the next day and never looked back. Thanks for the inspiration
Step in the Arena is my favorite album of all times!
"It is only by recognizing how precious and how short life is that we are most likely to make it meaningful and to live it fully and (2) by understanding the death process and familiarizing ourselfs with it, we can remove fear at the time of death and ensure a good rebirth."
no joke, i thought about guru this morning before i turned on my computer, only to read the sad news. gang starr had a major impact on me in the 90′s and i still love their mudic to this day. may your soul rest in peace mr.elam. your legacy lives on..
Gang Starr was a staple in my early life. I listened to Guru growing up. As a half hispanic half white kid growing up in the suburbs I took alot of heat for it. In 92 or so I started listening to alot of the grundge and alternative rock but still bumped Gang Starr, ATCQ, Pharcyde, the list goes on… When it came time for me in adulthood to go back to my roots and recognize what really spoke to me as a fan, I was right back bumping Gang Starr! I always found that Guru spoke to me like no other MC has. I will always be a fan of hip hop, but it will be Gang Starr and Guru till death. There is a lot more to the story of my relationship with Gang Starr that I am not getting into here but the point is, GURU, you will be missed by all cultures, races, ages, sexes. You have touched millions and I for one am grateful to be a witness to what you have done. I believe I have a wide range of music knowledge and try to use it in my everyday life, I have learned more from Guru and Premier than I have learned anywhere else. Thank you Gang Starr! Rest In Power GURU. LEGEND
GURU IT’S BECAUSE OF PIONEER’S LIKE YOURSELF THAT HIP HOP IS WHAT IT IS TODAY… I AM GLAD TO BE A PART OF HIP HOP AND HIP HOP LOST A TRUE MAN… WE LOVE YOU REST IN PEACE FOR REAL… ONE LOVE
RIP to a man that was true to his Art, and um…a mad dope MC, PERIOD…Condolences to your family.
IN MEMORY OF GURU KEITH E
REST IN PEACE
Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
wow still cant believe Guru is gone he is one of my favorite MCs but Thanks to his great music he will live on forever. R.I.P GURU
One of the Best ! Rest in Peace ! Guru from Germany
One of the best that did it, ever. Thanks for an amazing soundtrack to my life Guru. I really hope you find peace.
There is just one Guru. Thank You for all. Rest in peace!
R.I.P. Keith "Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal" Elam. Can’t stop listening to your classics without tears in my eyes. It’s sad to know you and Premo had to go out on bad speaking terms but I believe those sentiments expressed in the final letter were not yours, no man could harbor hate like that in their final moments. The Gang Starr life long fans know what it really is. Guru and Dj Premier forever.
gifted unlimited rhymes universal G.U.R.Ufrom allah we come and to allah e will return you were a legend of hip hop an activist ,poet.your physical may be gone but your words will forever live on ,thank you from your creativity, beautiful music and kind heart , RIP GURU
Rest in peace, props for all the dope music , colossal loss for hip hop .
Skillz is one of my all time favs from these legends. Sad to hear Guru’s really gone…another legend immortalized by his sick flows. RIP Keith Elam aka MC GURU (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal)
D.E.P. (R.I.P.) GURU, ONE OF THE BIGGEST….
As I sit here playing numerous Gang Starr tracks with too many to mention as my fav, my heart sinks knowing we lost a true emcee who lead me thru the golden age of hip hop before it got a blackeye from some of todays non-deserving rappers. Guru..We’ll miss you man. One luv.
Rip to a legend MC the reason I feel in love with hip hop when I was 11 yrs old yours and Premises music have a special place in my heart.
sountrack of my youth! Gifted unlimited rhymes universal! R.I.P. your spirit lives on thru your tracks!
They say it’s lonely at the top, in whatever you do You always gotta watch motherfuckers around you Nobody’s invincible, no plan is foolproof We all must meet our moment of truth
no joke, i thought about guru this very morning before i turned my computer on, only to read the sad news. gang starr had a major impact on me in the 90′s and i still love their music to this day. may your soul rest in peace mr.elam. your legacy lives on..
R.I.P. Guru, tanx for the tunes.
Peace to the family, fans & real friends.
Shout out from Ireland.
GURU IS A POPULAR MC AND HE STILL IS!!
-DJ AUDIO1SF BAY AREA
rest in peace guru. we love you
They Say It’s Lonely At The Top In Whatever You Do
You Always Gotta Watch Motherfuckers Around You
Nobody’s Invincible No Plan Is Foolproof
We All Must Meet Our Moment Of Truth
Mad love and respect for a lyricist that set himself apart from the rest with intelligent, pensive, relevant, and real rhymes. This is a sad day, but your memory will live on through your music FOREVER. <3
Thank you for all your work! Legend!
Rest in peace, my friend!
A fan from Rio de Janeiro.
Damn…. rest in peace Guru!
Rest in peace.
Thanks for the soundtrack of many of my years.
In Memory Of. I love that song.
Listened to Guru (Gangstarr) since I was 17. Thats 11 years now. Had 2 albums. Step In The Arena & Hard To Earn. I love the song "The Planet"
Truly a shame. Rest In Peace!
Grtz from The Netherlands
im so sad you’ve been the best your flow and your messages, unforgettable! so people lets make the neighbourhood listening to guru again! pump up the volume till the cops are coming lets make everybody hear his real hip hop! will miss you! greetz from germany
You are a legend Guru! We will miss you, you death is the end of an Hiphop era. We love you – From sweden.
This is a major blow for music, Hip-Hop and history. Rest In Power GURU. I hope Preem lives to be 200.
Guru, you were a true inspiration to everyone who heard your voice. Spreading positive messages in a time of self gratification and lies.
You music lives on forever.
I hope people will let you name live on in positivity and not let their selfish ways mask that.
Rest In Peace.
RIP GURU ONE OF THE BEST THAT EVER DID IT!!!!! ……….. I REMEMBER SEENI GANGSTARR IN MANCHESTER UK ABOUT 6 YRS AGO AND BIG SHUG PASSED ME THE PIC I WAS THAT GRAZY WHITE GIRL AT THE FRONT OF THE SATGE..I GREW UP LISTENING TO THESE CATS AND GURU WAS AN INSPIRATION AND HELPED KEEP ME ON A STRAIGHT PATH WITH TRACKS LIKE "JUST TO GET A REP" HE WAS A POSTIVE ROLE MODEL….AND U KNO WAHT LEMONADE IS STILL A POPULAR DRINK LOL LOVE U ALWAYS AND IL OLAY THEM HITS EVEN WHEN IM IN MY ROCKN CHAIR PEACE ONE LOVEXXXXXXXXXXX
Guru. If u hear me. U know, u are one of my top 5 emceez. Your monotone style is really rare in the hiphop scene, and your lyrics are very impressive for me. U are one of the biggest influences of me.
I know you are in a better place, you are now really above the clouds, and us: the crowds. We will miss you. And you will live in our soul forever and ever.
Much love brother, I’m prayin for you.
PeaceTwix(a fan from Sz’kkutas, Hungary.)
You will be eternally missed, another hip-hop mastermind gone… R.I.P.
Man…. what to say…. Guru was one of the illest to me. His flow was smooth, lyrically he was stompin on a lot of cats heads. He had charisma & a love for Hip-Hop. Not to mention Premo giving the soundtrack to his words. First time I heard of GangStarr was when I heard the song, "Full Clip". The energy & wordplay on that song inspired me to make music. "Attackin’/ like a slick Apache/Lyrics are trigger happy/Blowin back your wig piece just for the way you lookin at me/"
CLASSIC! Carry on his life & the positive impact he made. RIP GURU!!! GANGSTARR LIVES ON!!!
WAT UP PREMO!!!!!
I wish you be in a better place now and keep watching over your family and loved ones/friends/fans.
My condolence and prayers.
R.I.P. Keith Elam aka GURU
It was a short time you blessed us with your poetic lyrics.
El Fatiha on your soul Keith!
pump up the volume make the neighbourhood listening to guru again come on people!
legends die, but legacys will live for ever! rest in peace guru. do you wanna mess with this?! gangstarr…THE BEST YET!!!!
My favourite rap-legend has gone. R.I.P.
first tape i ever owned was "step in the arena" when i was 6 years old.
the album changed my life and what the music and the ways of guru and premier meant to me has shaped me into the man that i am now.
The legacy that you’ve left on the Hip-Hop world is as impactful as any emcee of the past ten years. Without Gang Starr, thousands of emcees (as well as myself) would not be rapping. Rest in peace, Guru.
You became a real star of this culture and all around the world people singing and listening your inspirational songs.We will always remeber you. R.I.P and God Bless from Lithuania.
RIP my man.
damn, we were feelin your lyrics. many times we were freaking out at parties rappin Full Clip, You know my steez and many more.
memories don’t live like people do
Guru,I prayed for you so hard when I heard you fell ill. I just wish you could have come back to your family and friends, even if it was only for a little while. You needed to know how many of us were out here praying and pulling for your recovery. My heart weeps and mourns the loss of you today. However, having said that, I know that you are finally free and are in good company with the angels in heaven. I love you and I thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us. You are sorely missed. I love you!Your Fan,Stacey (tears)
"you can say i’m sort of the boss so get lost"
Truly Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.Rest In Peace, i will always remember you!
R.I.P Guru. He is a true legend along side Dj Premier. All u new cats in the game need to respect Gangstarr and it’s foundation !
Guru, You were one the best wordsmiths, poets and lyricists of our time. For real your words were thoughtful, intelligent and wise. You had a original style and were defiant piece in the hip hop culture. You and DJ Premier made some of the best hip hop music ever with Gang Starr. Can’t count the many classics you’ve been apart of. We celebrate your life Guru. Your legacy will live forever with the music you gave us. RIP Guru.. Premo, keep your head up sir…
Rest in Peace GuruThinking back I remember all of the good times I had while listening to Gangstarr, and how cool it was to see you and Preme rip shit @ the Cypress Hill smoke out.. I know you are with the creator now. This is in memory of…….
You were the ‘Lifesaver’ for so many people who thanks to you discovered the true meaning of hiphop, showing we also got jazz. A shame nobody could save you. May the angels watch over KC and your loved ones.
RIP to 1 of the best that ever did it… damn shame that the reunion won’t happen… "Militia (original & remix)", "You Know My Steez (original & remix)" & "DWYCK" still my fave tracks… keep ya head up preemo and shout out to his nephew too… god bless
RIP Guru. You will truly be missed. Know you’ll be spittin forever in heaven
I saw Gang Starr open for RATM back in ’99. I think that show helped shape what I am today. When I bought my first set of turntables, I bought a Gang Starr album with them. RIP homie.
RIP to the Legendary Guru. Code of the Streets. Moment of Truth.
You do GET more Prop den Stunts den Bruce Willis!
Rest In Peace Guru, our prayers from Finland to you and your family.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO8wNnA4tSw
knowledge, positivity & self-control against crazy madnessin the city, that’s what he inspire me…he’s my main influence, the reason why i’m makin musicand i love the hip hop culture so…R.E.P Keith Elam THE GURUsincerelyVENOM
Rest in Peace,I remember being a young girl and you were like one of the first Rappers I remember listening to with my older cousins. Even my mother use to listen to you back then. My mom’s friend Lisa was dating Cari in from your crew. You will be remebered! We are all put on this earth for a purpose, and then it’s time to go home. I will pray for your friends and family, that they will find peace amongst all the pain.
Guru un message en fran
sad day in hip hop folks..rest in peace Guru..you will never be forgotten.
RIP Guru may Allah bless your soul and your entire family. We miss u a lot . Thk for all what u done for hip hop . This is one of the saddest day of my life . Much Love. Salaam.Keith We ‘ll love u forever .
When you put hip hop and jazz together u think of guru. R.I.P BROTHA. U made a really big impact to hip hop and in me…
I remember talking to a kid in high school about music. I asked him who his favorite rapper was, and he said "Guru." Blew me away. At the time most people here in Texas were listening to alot of crap on the radio. Guru, you really connected with your fans. I will bump your music forever !
Long live the Underground
May the Hip-Hop world never forget the revolutionary style that Guru and Premier made together.
I know I’ll never forget you.
Keep bumpin’ that Mass Appeal and stay strong!
You were one of the greats and will always be remebered that way. Much respect to you and your family.
Gang Starr gives me inspiration for life, Guru as much as DJ Premier… These men make want to be involved in this music game, and to do it with grace, dignity and honest music. From the bottom of my heart: Thank You, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.
RIP to a musical legend! Mostly Tha Voice!
Sorry you’ve gone so soon, peace and love for the musical legacy you’ve left us – RIP Guru
I am so shocked at this. I had read he was out of coma and recovering so I was glad. But as soon as I found out he died my heart stopped. One of the greatest MC’s of all time. I hope he’s calm with his monotone style up in heaven.
You were a true legend and a shining light to the Hip Hop world.You were not afraid to say what needed to be said in a unique way.I know that your time here is done and that what you leave will be remember forever.I thank you for the memories that you helped create in my life.Rest in Peace my Brother.Arohanui.
R.I.P Guru the Great!!!
One of the best Hip Hop group died yesterday since Guru passed away.R.I.P to the co builder of the so unique and legendary N.Y sound that reach to produce Gangstarr – Guru -
This is the worst news!
Such a Legend! RIP
It’s a sad day for hip hop. RIP Guru, your music will live on forever.
Rest in power, the one and only, Guru
Respect and love all the way from Seoul, Korea
Guru helped keep me off the streets. There are a few MC’s who had the knowledge and poetic delivery to have me so caught up in the ryhme and the lesson included…they str8 scared me off the block. If not with fear with guilt. GURU helped save my life. A Mentor, A Leader, A Purist, and GOD. Peace
GURU was one of the last few true MC’s. He was a great artist in every sense of the word and (from a far) seemed to be a quality human being. He had swagger before people even knew what it was! Noth’in but love brother from DC (DRAMA CITY).
Guru u r a poet, ur voice and delivery so unique,so special. The beats so HARD…We will remember you with smiles and we will delight in ur music for years to come. Now u rest and stay forever young.
To much memories to be namned. What you and Premier represented with Gang Starr was what every little part of me wanted to be a part of. One of the best that ever was has left the building.R.I.P
Saw Gangstarr at the junction back in the day. It was a totally amazing show. I also saw Guru on the Jazzmatazz tour at the same venue. A friend of mine met him at the local record store and said he was a tru gentleman. Guru and Premo together were a match made in heaven. It’s a shame you left us to early. You will truly be missed.
RIP one of the gratests mcs
R.I.P GURU!!.. YOUR MUSIC WAS A GIFT. thanks for moving the game in so many ways.
Guru You are loved and missed already! Ppl say they wish u woulda lived. YOU DID AND DO LIVE! God works in mysterious wats and I believe u served a great purpose.
Guru is a huge influence on my own MC skills as well as the entire hip-hop community. Never again will there be an MC as unique as him. King of the monotone. Along with DJ Premier, they created Gang Starr, one of the best hip-hop groups ever. Easily in my top 10. Today is 4/20 and I’ll smoke a blunt in his memory while listening to "Take Two and Pass." Farewell Guru. I never knew ya, but through listening to your music, your ideas and knowledge, I feel like I did. Rest in paradise.
May you rest in peace Guru.
Love from Sweden
RIP TO THE GURU / and FUAD ALI both died of cancer yesterday
you’ve made a great impact on my life!!! step in the arena was my step in a whole new era!!!! RIP!!!!!!!!!!
RIP Guru! All love from Germany!
Nerver DIE allways living
A true Godsend from day 1. Sincere condolence and well-wishes go out to the family & friends.
"word to the father and mother earth, seeking everlasting life thru this hell for what its worth… look, listen and observe watching other c-cyphers pulling my peeps to the curb"….. R.I.P. GURU!!!!!!!
Rest In Beats
REST IN PEACE GURU! You have been a big influence in my life and my music… you will be missed deeply. Beantown, Gangstarr forever!
Finland will miss you!
Monotone style I mean!
Here today, gone tomorrow.
Guru lives trough.
Code of the streets is what i’m listening now from the dope "hard To Earn Album".
I did meet this Legend at the New Schweinstein in Koeln… Damn, one part of the Hip hop history is gone.. God bless u… (U know my skills)…
Descanse em PAZ Deus will keep You right there… from Angola. Rui Miguel Tati
You got me into real hip hop,thank you for everythingR.I.P. from Germany
Rest in PeaceOnly respect.From Russia with Love.
His words got me through good and bad times…Damn its a sad day
Springfield Massachusetts will miss you!!!
Je te souhaite qu’une seule chose "Le Bien"
You have a good vibration.
Merci pour tout, your flow is very incredible !
Repose en Paix.
Guru, You were an inspiration to me as a person and as aa artist. You taught me to stay true to my craft, with knowledge wisdom, and spirituality against all the temptation of this retarded bling era. Your artistry and your message will forever be remembered and cherished. May Allah shower you with the utmost of mercy and blessings, and May Allah keep a watch over your family and your young son. You will be missed, We learned so much while you were here, and We shall continue to learn even more with your music and message even though you have left us.May peace be upon you,asalamwalakum,Brother Nizam Yar KhanToronto Canada
God Bless his soul….may we all remember where, & when you first heard….Mass Appeal….not only is Hip-Hop going to miss G.ifted U.niversal R.hymes U.nlimited but Music Period will miss GURU….RIP You will be missed!
-Manny Daily (South Florida)
I am grateful for the great music you gave to this world, I hope you are in a better place now!
Rest In Peace Guru!
Rest In Peace Guru. Hip Hop is my life, and having your influence and knowledge be a part of who I am means a lot. Your life has to come an end, but may your music forever live on.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Elam family. God bless.
The best of the best R.I.P Guru
RIP Guru … you will live forever thru your music –i will spread the knowledge u gave..you made- real -hip hop fans proud–1
We lost an Icon in music today. A true wordsmith, teacher, and over gifted individual. Guru will be missed. I’m listing to "Step in the Arena" lp as I type. My thoughts are with you Premier.
Guru. A Tyrant in the rap community, a Saint in the world of Hip Hop. May his family, friends, and the almighty Premo get through this. Rest in Paradise Guru!! One the greatest to hold a mic! Hip Hop will miss you…
You will live forever in my speakers, Guru. RIP.
A true MC Rest In Peace.from sweden.
Legend! We’ll miss you Guru…Gang Starr one of the best yet!Rest In Peace
Rest in Peace, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.Your music with DJ Premier as the legendary GangStarr has helped me through hard times in my life and meant a lot to me.I’m banging "Full Clip" all day in your honor, sir.
rest in peace, guru. we will miss you!
GURU…I will never forget the first time I saw "Words I Manifest". I lost my mind and was a fan of yours every since. I really loved the Jazzmatazz series.Its a sad, sad day in Hip Hop. RIP Guru
Really sad I believed he will be OK, all day playing you music, I hope the angels are now playing this joint:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgxELG52aFk
Tremendous loss for the hip hop community, and a legacy that will not be forgotten. You will be missed.
Your words and style shaped a generation of true hip hop heads and we are much poorer as a society with you gone. Rest In Peace my brother.
R.I.P. to a true legend. Guru, you will be missed.
Thank you for making great music and for being a solid person. You are already misses. luckily for the world, your music will last forever. Rest easy in the thugs mansion. Tell Johnny Cash I say whatitdo
R.I.P. Guru. You show me, who MC is. Thank you.
Rip Guru.we will miss you but Your music will still alive
your music is truly a gift
Guru, you will be missed. Your imprint on the hip-hop community will never be erased! Your influence lives on! Rest In Peace, brother.
This is why I’m writing it..this is in memory of..listening to Moment of Truth LP right now…RIP GURU
R.I.P. GURU, possibly the best ever
Guru has been and always be an inspiration for myself and Hip Hop. I am seeing too many damn times where so called "Hip Hop Heads" are asking, "Who Is Guru"? It is now time that young Hip Hop artists learn about icons such as Guru, because we can’t go forward if we don’t know where we have been. REST IN PEACE GURU. You’ll be missed here on Earth, but your music LIVES FOREVER.
Thank you for the knowledge Guru. Hopefully your posotive messages will reverberate through time.
GURU YOU INSPRIRED MANY WITH YOUR MUSIC. YOUR TRUELY A LEGEND NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN. I’ll CONTINUE TO ROCK YOUR MUSIC and HOPE THAT FUTURE DJ"S WILL ALSO. HIP HOP WILL MISS YOU.
Your music was real,you spoke about your life situations wether they were good or bad! Gangstarr is one of my favorite groups period! Ive been a fan since i was a kid and im now 30 years old so i guess you can say that i was raised on their music….gangstar forever…..R.I.P GURU..
Mad brothers know his name R.I.P. GURU one of the illest MC’s to ever do it, you will be greatly missed, thank you for the music and the memories
Guru we will miss you, your music has changed my life and has helped me in difficult times of my life like the song moment of truth, lost and found and STATE of Clarity gave me great hope, inspiration, and help made me see the positive in bad situation thank you. also the party cuts that will all ways remind me of high school driving in the car, going to parties, girlfriends ect. songs like you know my stezz, work, full clip, skills, robin hood, above the clouds and ex to the next girl, ect. your message, love, wisdom, and knowledge will live though ur fans making you eternal, the messages you teach will allays be eternal, you are truly the guru, I will miss you
Thanks for the music, Guru. Rest in peace, good sir! Will be bumpin’ lots of Gang Starr today, for sure.
RIP to the god almighty Guru….Gangstar 4eva
Love You GURU!!RIP, see you there!
R.I.P. GuruYour music makes you immortal and you will allways have a place in the heart of your fans
pour out a little liquer
i met you a few times over the pass 15-20 years..all of them classic nites/shows etc..you were one of the GREATS..such a big influence on my life..so as i take 2 and pass i salute your life and legacy and will do what i can to keep your fire lit..peace bro..we love u.
R.I.P. GuruThanks for the lyric. Thanks for the sound. Thanks for the realness.You will be missed … but remembered forever.
I already miss you homie. Your music will live forever because it’s timeless…R.I.P my man.
the hurt i feel from this loss is more than i can grasp. i never knew him personally but his lyrics have kept me company through many trying times. he is and always will be a legend and i’ll always be a fan to the end.
Much of Guru’s music served as anthems to my life, he was truly a gifted musician and lyricist whose music and messages inspired me and helped me through many difficult times, the legacy he leaves behind will live on forever through the the millions of people he has inspired and Hip Hop worldwide.
Thank you for the great music that carried me through uncountable days!RIP
Triste nouvelle que j’apprends l_… ‘Above the clouds’ Adio l’ami et merci.
R.I.P Guru! Thank you for you contribute to us bro…
RIP Guru! But you’re immortal by your music with Premier!
I started listen to hip hop at the age of 10 and the 1st track i ever listen to was "who’s gonna take the weight?" then i grew up with all real gangstarr records. i grew up with your teaching and now i feel empty but at the same time really proud cause i chose you as a role model for my music.all hip hop followers in Rome and Italy are crying a real legend!your music will never die!R.I.P.
RIP Guru, your music was an inspiration and kept me above water when I was going through depression as an adolescent. When I first heard your work with Gang Starr, it made me realize what real hip hop is and that was my transition from wack hip hop to real hip hop. Your music opened so many doors for me musically, and if it hadn’t of been for your music I never would have listened to what is now my favorite music. I turned many of my friends on to your music and your music will live on forever through us. You will be missed brother.
RIP Guru, he was the best here in earth, now he’s the best in heaven.. He’s allways alive in our hearts..
RIP Guru. Your words have touched many. Say hello to my father up there in heaven.
Another one taken too soon. Why does it seem to be so true that the good die young. Someone so diverse and talented It really upsets me to have to see this news and then reflect on it. My thoughts go out to those closest to him. He will most definitely be very missed.
RIP Guru… always living, never dying
the worst news of all time of existence of hip-hopGURU, man, R.i.p.
RIP Guru.Hip-Hop wil never be the same without legends like you !
Sad day in hip-hop. Another great one is gone R.I.P. Guru. Condolences go out to his friends and family.
RIP to one the greatest emcees to bless a mic. I have seen Gangstarr rock many stages. Always dope, always real, always hip hop.Peace.-Ep
Had the pleasure of opening for you back in 2008 with Jazzmatazz. We talked for a good 30 minutes before the show. Thanks for the words of inspiration. I can only hope to be half as down to earth as you were.
Peace to the God Guru may the Universe welcome back a great piece of Allah’s energy.
I heard last month about the health issues with Guru and was gutted then but hoped for the best. Damn this news has shocked me and my family who are all true Gangstar, Jazzamataz and Guru fans – I hope his family are freinds can be strong in this hard time and work out any differences – for the sake of his memory.RIP KING GURU – TRUE HIP HOP EMCEE
"Guru has never been one to play a big shotIt’s just the styles I got that keep my mic hot"
Many artists adjust to the scene. Guru changed the scene. He brought hiphop to countries all over the world. That’s why we join together now to say rest in peace. Much love from Stockholm, Sweden.
Rest in peace to one of the greatest. A real sad day in Hip Hop. We love you Guru!
We Love You, Man. Tragedy.
Hip-hop heads from Russia!
Guru, thanks for the great music. You will be missed. Your music will forever be with us.
We’ll always remember great tunes, the best tunes that were with me as i remember.
rest in power dude! VA love ya boi!
One of the best yet
R.I.P. to Guru! Hope ya chillen with Poppa, Pac, Big L, and Pun homie. Gangstar 4 Life
I met GURU back in the 90′s when I was trying to break into the music video game. I went to his office. I wasworking through Dino Delvaille, his point man at the time, and GURU wasthere laying on the couch. A cool concrete walled space with glassdoors/walls as the entry. I walked in. He asked me, what’s your name?I said Maurice Roberts. He responded, I’m gonna remember that. Ithought wow that’s it! I was gonna make it big time because he saidhe would remember my name. It felt like a date with destiny hadbeen made and he would be waiting on the other side of success. Iimagined once I climbed over that hill that he was going to say I knew youwould make it all along. Well, we never met again but I will alwaysremember that day. Peace Be Upon You Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal KeithElam
Rest In Peace…
Thank you for all the music you provided… RIP … you will be greatly missed…
It’s a real sad day for Hip Hop and Hip Hop lovers that we all lost one of the most greatest emcees of all time! R.I.P. Guru. You’re one of the true defenition of Hip Hop. Gang Starr for life…
Guru you will be missed you were truly the genius and iconic role model for all emcees around the globe. This is a huge loss in the hip-hop community
Thanks for all the great music and poetic thoughts, it’s hard to believe you’re gone.
R.I.P. Guru – Thank you sir for your contributions to our music. You will be missed. – "One of the best yet!"
R.I.P. Guru Above the Clouds for sure
Rest peacefully, GURU. Can’t believe the news. One of the best yet, and DECADES of hits that’ll live forever.
Guru, you will be missed. RIP
Much love from Czech republic
Tragedy always seems to strike when we least expect it. Just last night I read poem (blog) from a sista, speaking on leaving her man for a new man. My commentary for that blog read "This is reminscent of "Ex Girl To Next Girl" by Gangstarr…but the female version:"Ex Man To Next Man". When I awoke this mornin’, the news hit me like a crisp drum pattern courtesy of Premo…CRAZY! May you rest in peace, but your "SOUL" shall LIVE ON…
Here comes a greeting from Gothenburg, Sweden. Thanks for the sounds, your music surely added beauty to this world! Still remember when I got a hold of Jazzmatazz 3 in highschool… Thanks!
Guru, jazzamatazz was the soundtrack to many a chill out, and as I learned today (Via DJ Sharam: Twitter) You also provided the vocal to a seminal moment in progressive House, "Roaches", One of my all time top 10.
Rap in peace brother.
first Dilla now Guru, not many true heads left, another masterful musician lost to us, such a shame.
Trough your music you inspired many like me to follow the truth and be a man of honor and respect instead of meaningless things that young men like me are doing anything possible to attain. As is I look around, I can say you were the only artist that people that I know that stick to the realness of life listen to. I am no one to tell you that you are a legend. But I can assure you the effects of you words will always be evident in my life and lifes of many like me. To me you are the greatest artist regardless of what genre of music. You might have left but your music will still be in our hearts. I hope and pray for you and your family. May Allah bless your soul.
San Diego, California.
Rest in peace Guru, he has been an inspiring icon to myself and many others.
Gangstarr was the reason I fell in love with hip-hop back in the day.
I am so crushed.
R.I.P. Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
Influenced me in ways I
RIP Brotha. one of my favorite MC’S and Gangstarr is one of my all time favorite. This really sucks we have to lose legends at such an early age. My thoughts are with Your family and friends. Keep your head up Primo. We all know the what was said is BS. Guru would never say anything like that. Guru is better than that. Guru and Primo forever man. "Gangstarr"
One of the very best I have seen to rock a mic live. A true individual in terms of the music, one of the most recognisable emcees you will ever hear. Truly sad day for music. RIP.
Andy W, Birmingham, England.
This is a very sad day.. Always seems like the best die young. Guru, you gon be missed homie! R.I.P.
hip hop will never be the same, thanks for the great music, unbelievable flow, music loses another icon, R.I.P GURU
I left the country I was born in and my family two years ago ‘The Planet’ from Hard To Earn was a huge inspiration to me. Sorry for your loss.
Rest in Peace Guru.. You were one in a million. It’ll be hard to EVER come by another artist with the talent you had. You always came with real rhymes and rapped about what actually goes on in LIFE.
i really hope that in my heart of hearts that Guru made peace with himself as well as the past before making his transtion..anyway much respect goes out to his family and you Too Preme be strong in this time of need!
When I heard Guru has passed away I couldn’t believe it.
Rest In Peace Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal! Your music will last forever and inspire people’s minds.
***R.I.P.*** with heartfelt love GURU. You’re job in solidifying the permanent positive,spiritual,uplifting,and motivating messages for Black Men(across America as well as the entire world)to be able to put the broken pieces of themselves back together in order to rehabilitate there strong positive nature wholeheartedly has been successfully accomplished my brotha. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR PERMANENTLY SUPPLYING AND SPREADING THE KNOWLEDGE FOR ALL OF US TO BE ABLE SURVIVE MENTALLY WITH THE POSITIVE ASPECT AS WELL AS RESPECT AND EMBRACE ONE ANOTHER WITH THE LOVE THAT NEEDS TO BE SHOWN,EXPRESSED,AND FELT WITHIN US THROUGH ETERNITY! YOU WILL FOREVER BE THE TRUE SAVIOR THAT HELPED SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF KEEPING BLACK MEN UNITED TOGETHER AS ONE UNDER POSITIVITY SO THAT WE CAN ALWAYS STAY BONDED WITH EACH OTHER THROUGH THICK AND THIN! AGAIN THANK YOU KEITH ELAM AND LOVE YOU HOMIE!
Guru’s monotone flow was one of a kind. Nobody could rhyme behind a beat and sound more overpowering than him. He will truely be missed. Real hip hop is slowing disintegrating. =(
Um dos Grandes, nunca ser_ esquecido.
Another star will shine in the sky tonight close to Dilla’s.RIP
It was hard to hear, one legend and antetype of my youth was gone. He lives on in his music and the hearts of his fans and family. Love and energy to the bereaved from germany!
THA MAN/ICON/REAL MC/POET
has taken from us so much he give butt its still to less! Feed me with your wisdom & and your music let me listen to 1 of your track’s over over and over again there is nevver enough GURU! R.I.P master
love and greetings from holland (amsterdam)
hope you wil meet biggie and laugh about today "mc’s"
much love and blessing 2 guru’s family,friens,kids,ppl he workt with and all his fans like me lets give each otherlove and strenght
do it 4 guru
A great voice has gone quiet. I’m sure he was a better man and father than an MC. My thoughts go to his family. Thanks for all the rhymes, Guru.
They say it’s lonely at the top, in whatever you doYou always gotta watch motherfuckers around youNobody’s invincible, no plan is foolproofWe all must meet our moment of truth
Rest in Uhuru
I was about 12 when I first heard Gang Starr album "Moment of Truth" and since then I fell in love with your music. I can’t even describe how influential your music became to me. Even if it is hard to believe, years before you came to perform to eastern Europe, miles away from the states, in a small country called Lithuania, and even smaller city called Klaipeda, you always had a bunch of people, who admired (and will always continue to admire) your music. A day has not passed in my childhood without listening to The Militia, Work, and Moment of Truth. In your lifetime you have achieved more than a man’s mind can measure, thus, may your soul now rest in peace. You will be always remembered through the masterpieces that your have left for all of us to enjoy.
Just listening to lots of Gang Starr today really makes it clear that they were one of the best hip hop groups ever, if not THE best ever. Especially when it comes to the boom bap essence and aesthetic that I love, there is none better, I hope Premier is okay. It’s true about Guru’s lyrics, he has so many gems, as someone in comments was saying he laced almost every song he ever did with a message, not many did that and continued to do it. Could you fathom a video/song like Who’s Gonna Take the Weight on BET today, unimaginable. Despite whatever went down with the group I’ll always remember the line "Freud, a philospher, but I’m a realist, so philosophize this, without love we don’t exist"
Peace to the soul that was once responsible in nourishing our ears with nothing but beauty and knowledge. Guru was a master in dropping science. My sincere condolences to the family. He is resting in peace in a better place right now.Peace.
You inspired a nation of millions Keith; the Hip Hop nation. Your cross pollenation of music across the board will continue to inspire and educate generations or many many years to come. Go in peace brother, see you on the otherside for the jam.
I remember when I opened up for him at the Normandy Casino..he was a very cool cat still doin his thang with the same delivery and same style..it was like "damn, he’s still got it." He will be sorely missed in the hiphop community and it life itself. Rest In Peace Keith
"one of da best yet"…RIP…jazzmatazz changed my life as well as daily operation…peace al-x
Rest in peace! One of the best yet..
Rest In Power Guru. Me and my dude Rick met you at the Rap Sheet conference in 96. I remember you dappin’ up everybody, drinking and partying. You made your impact on the world and will be remembered forever. ABOVE THE CLOUDS fam…
From Italy I want to say thanks to Guru to have introduced me to the real hiphop music.Your lyrics will persist in my memory.
I know your Steez.
My deepest and utmost respected condolences go to the millions of fellow people of the world grieving this Great loss. As a promise, I will continue to carry his guided wisdom and strength by knowledge and truth to thy self and those who surround me. I feel even as just a fan, that my views and definition of Hip Hop and music as an entirety has been completely renewed because of the forceful lyrical master we now mourn. None will ever be able to replace or duplicate what Guru has done for many of us… All we may do is to thank thee above, for allowing us the pleasure of seeing and understanding such a pioneering icon of this lifetime; One of the GREATEST and very latest… Please rest in peace, Keith "Guru" Elam.
Guru, your physical presence will be missed but your legacy will reign supreme forever.
RIP Guru, you’ll be missed.
Can’t find the words…
R.I.P. to the Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
Your music lives forever.
Thank you for blessing us with the music Guru. Gone but never forgotten.
You will be missed in the Physical World Dearly. May we Remember your Love for Eternity. See you on the other side of experience. Peace to his Family and Close Friends.
RIP Guru, one of my favorite MCs of all time
I regret now more then ever that i have never have had the honor of seeing you live on stage.
"Thats why instead of preaching death in my songs i breathe life!"
I honestly don’t know what to say. You have given us all something to remember about what the true meaning of Hip-Hop was. Not just in music, but in lifestyle.
Guru,I salute you bruv!
rest In Peace Guru! You will forever be missed! you were a true legend and your name will forever be synoymous with hip-hop’s culture!
REST IN PEACE….LIFESAVER……
Gifted Unlimeted Ryhmes Universal !!!!
I’m lucky to have seen you perform live. Truly saddened to hear about your passing, But your legacy will live on forever.
GANG STARR FOR LIFE!!!!
RIP. You and Premo were G.O.A.T
I interviewed Guru via telephone in 2003 as part of a BlackVoices.com Black Music Month feature. He and Premier were busy promoting The Ownerz at the time. There were two things I remember about that interview. 1. My awful questions (LOL) and 2. How down to earth he was.
Thanks for the classic material. R.I.P.
Rest in Peace. A legendary Man has gone.But I thank you for what you and your Music gave me.
You are a true legend of Art , not just Hip-hop ! You will be greatly missed.R.I.P. Guru
rip guru i manifest
Whatever the truth about the letter, the world lost a great man well before his time.
Guru, peace and much love from Germany. Many of my friends still don’t belive that one of the best artists ever is gone forever. Gang Starr brought me to HipHop and you won’t be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
Thankful that Guru will forever be remembered through the brilliance that is Gangstarr. True hip hop…
Rest in paradise My first gangstarr song I ever heard was rite where you stand and from there my love for real hip hop grew and grew thank you guru for opening my eyes to the real I will be eternally grateful for that and my thoughts and prayers go out to your friends and family
Thank U and R.I.P. GURU!Gang Starr 4 eva!
RIP to the true master, your voice will forever be heard. peace from sweden
GURU. Your music will forever be a part of my life.
Rest in Peace, Guru.
Thanks for great songs and inspiration.
Guru was hip-hop. Honored I got to talk to him for two minutes, not something I’ll ever forget. Read about it on my blog. michaelferrell.wordpress.com
I am from MASS..& was raised off of GANGSTARR. Period. Blessings & condolence to the family. Rest In Power.
Rest in Peace Gifted Unlimited. You and Preem made some of the best music I’ve ever heard.
guru was one of the best.RIP from germany
rip. Just a big feeling of sadness from france. For me the best with premier in hip hop world. Im listening jazz music … My favorite. Sorry for his family and friend. A great guy.
we will never forget you, and the gangstarr shit you and premier made toghether………guru god bless ya. RIP
We’re gonna miss you bro . A lot of my routines for the DMC World DJ Championship are made from your music!! One love and respects from Venezuela, South America!! R.I.P. (Return Into Paradise).
Moment of Truth was the realest track ever! PERIOD!!
And like they say, every dog has its day. And like they say God works in mysterious ways. So I pray, rememberin the days of my youth, for we all must meet our "Moment of Truth!"
Grew up listening to Guru, one of my favourite artists. He was famous here in Sweden where I
To one of hip hop’s pioneers & greatest emcees of all time, Keith Elam aka Guru:
It was an honor to grow up listening to your music. You really showed me what real hip hop was all about during my childhood & I am eternally grateful for it. You were, are & will always be a hip hop legend. On behalf of the entire hip hop community: we miss, love & appreciate you for have done for the game. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace.
Prayers go out to him as well as all of his friends & family.Gang Starr forever!!!
Give thanks Guru!For us as young music-addicts you and Jazzamatazz built the bridge from BlueNote to Hip Hop.Nuff Respect Everlasting!Selecta Ingmargideon
Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal… Rest In Power
I Cry! :’(R.I.P. Guru! We love you! Gang Starr 4 Life!
May you rest in peace Guru, your legacy will live forever!
RIP to one of the true hip hop pioneers and one half of the greatest DJ/MC tandems of all time. "Clips are inserted into my gun/ so I con take the money never have to run.
Thank you King.
R.I.P. Guru-Legendary MC
R.I.P. brother Guru you may have left us physically but your spirit will live within us for eternity!
Blog Post "Jazz Thing" – http://www.djchristopherlove.com/blog/archives/133
Gifted Unlimited, Rhymes Universal. Thats all anyone can say… X
RIP Guru.A legend forever.
I just want to say, you and Premier have been probably one of the best influences on me in my life! I, AS EVERY OTHER GANGSTARR FAN WILL MISS YOU!
RIP Guru…..street knowledge through the speakers
All my love and strenght goesout to his next, his familie and all that surrounded this great SuperStarr with luv.Much respect 4 ever, you thaught a whole lot of cats !! And inspired the whole HipHop scene troughout the years and many yet to come.Guru Has Got To Be The SureShot !!!
thank you guru for the music you gave us. Rest in peace.
Much condolences to the families,fans,and truest friends of the great one,also my fellow Cancer bredren GURU. Your presence on this Earth was not in vain,as you’ve made an everlasting impression,especially with your smooth,raspy voice. Go on and rest,folk. The State of Florida got you,and we will never forget you…
Much love and respect, to the greatest on the MIC.
Forever a LEGEND
Guru and Premier as Gang Starr got me into Hip-Hop RIP Guru you will be forever missed!
R.I.P your one of the reasons I still listen to Hip Hop. Yet another great MC lost forever
Thanks for your legacy and I will always remember you. RIP. much love
Met Guru when my group did a gig with the Boo Ya Tribe in San Francisco. He was small in stature, big in intellect. San Francisco had a lot of love for Guru and the Starr. All should remember:Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.R.I.P. Loved one.
RIP Guru, legend
Rest in peace to one of the greatest MCs of all time, my condolences to Guru’s friends and family
These are the words that I manifest, I manifest!"Gone way too soon, but at peace.Thanks for the Greatness!Love! Simone
Rest In Peace Guru !
Sad day for the Hip Hop family…
(I posted this earlier this morning on Premo’s blog, it’s a response to the so called ”last words of Guru” and also condoleances)
Real recognise real and that shit ain
RIP to one of the all time heroes!Never forget you!
Peace & Love from Germany!
REST IN PEACE Guru.
Only the good die young.
Probably the best MC of the world.
Gang Starr is forever !!!!!!!
Read, study lessons and build your inner power. These are words I live by and cary with me wherever I go. Thank you for everything you will never be forgotten. My condolensces to the Elam Family, to all the friends and all the fans.
R.I.P. For a great name of hip-hop nation!
uru your verses shaped my consciousness growing up. I have your "Moment of Truth" album memorized by heart. I listened to it on what seems like a thousand different long ass bus rides home from school. Even though your group was called Gangstarr, your words often kept me out of trouble and on the straight and narrow. I am indebted to your life’s work, it made mine better. RIP
Thank you for reminding everyone what "Real" Hip-Hop stood for to the whole universe. Though you may not be here with us, your spirit and words will forever be unlimited.
RIP Guru… just glad i got to see you at the Riverside Newcastle UK early 90s best years for hiphop by the best hiphop artist as in the name truly "Gifted"
very sad day…. we miss you keith !!!!
respect from germany!OSNABR_CK!
Rest in peace Guru, we will never forget you and thank you for what u made for hip-hop.
Roberto Carlo Malbran, Switzerland
Hip Hop has lost one of it’s true lyrical geniuses. GURU RIP
damn. i didn’t live as a grown-up during the 90s, but Guru’s lyrical style and content dun left a mark on my life and transformed me..
Aujourd’hui est un jour tr
Guru you will always be the meanest and the cleanest in the game. Legends never die.
Guru was and will be forever my music light. RIP from Poland
RIP to one of our great thinkers and one of my biggest influences!
I wish you were here cos your philosophy was mad deep. I’m gonna miss your energy in this world. Thank you for narrating all those trips you took us all on. I don’t think any emcee has a body of work that could stand next to yours without being jealous. Man. Rest in Peace God. Say wuddup doe to Dilla for me.
GURU, rest in peace. You are and always will be truly a legend.
Rest in peace, Guru. We’ll miss You…
Gone too soon. I don’t know you but I love you man. Gang Starr & Jazzmatazz made 15 years of my life a so much better.
Rest in peace
BIG GURU rest in peace..Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal!!
Guru Rest In Peace
A big loss for Hip Hop. The chemistry of Gangstarr was one of magic! And will always be remembered. Undeniable.
Strength to everyone that was close to Guru.
Remember the good old days ….
Dancing on your music ….Merci Merci RIPcharlotte from Paris
Your were so gifted and fluent in vocab I loved listening to u. I will miss seeing your sexy smile frame and just you in general. I don’t think you got your just do because I just recently saw and learn of you and you were underground the whole time but one thing is I am glad I did get a chance to hear your message and you will be missed.
It was 1991 and I was 17 years old when I heard "Just to get a rep" for the first time.
You made us believe in HipHop values. Truth and honesty.
Thanks for all the great music.
May you rest in peace !!!
Rest In Peace GURU! He was my favourite MC! The best time was the Gangstarr days for me!!! Guru+Preem! BIG UP from HUNGARY!
R.I.P Guru – you and Premo are the reason I ever started to love hip hop and why, to this day, no other music genre will ever compare in my eyes. Condolences to his friends and family – hope you are in a better place!
repose toi en paix guru
merci pour tou ce que tu a fait , tu a lanc’ quelque music que j’avais apeine 1 an , d’autre j”tait m
Guru and Premier gave so much to the music community and truly changed my approach to production and DJ’n…."From Your Own Mind Ya Know?" RIP Guru!! DJ Nu-Mark
So many of Guru’s songs have left such an indellible mark on my life it’s hard to list them all here. Just know the monotone rhymes and unique skills were, and always will be, loved and appreciated. One love.
You will be missed…
The legends who live in the vibrations of all that is good in music, cannot and will not ever die. It’s a Jazz Thing…
R.I.P. To Guru. Gang Starr will always go down as my favorite hip hop group of all time. Shouts To the entire Gang Starr Foundation. Preem, I love u my Brotha !!!
My favorite rapper of all time…u really shaped my life…ull be missed…was blessed to catch you twice live in Montreal tearing it up…
"I pray each one will ascend to new heights and new enlightenmentAnd this is why I’m writin itYeah… this is in memory of"….my man Guru– the 5 foot 8 and 3/4 warrior
RIP GURU…remember hearing you for the first time when my buddy came over with a copy of Hard to Earn in the mid 90′s. Always kept track of Gangstarr after that. Peace.
What a tragic loss to the world of hip hop. Rest In Peace "Bald Head Slick", "Mostly Tha Voice", The "Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal" …with much love from Kenya
Thanx for your legacy and rest in peace. U r my legendary hero of all time! Never forget! Gang Starr is 4eva! Gifted Unlimited, Rhymes Universal!
I can’t believe it! I guess that what folks always say when we lose someone? I was introduced to Gangstarr in Spring 1989 while watching a video show called "The Box". From the opening bars of "Words That I Manifest", I knew that these cats were totally different. They were sampling cats that my old man listened to. Since my old man mostly bumped jazz in his ride, I learned to like a lot of it as a shorty. I heard the Gangstarr sound and was proud that my old man hipped me to dope jazz!
Fast forward to Fall 1989/1990, I was a freshamn at Morehouse College and Gangstarr began to set the soundtrack for my college experience. I later found out that Guru infact graduated from Morehouse too and I was proud that "The House" produced one of the greatest lyricist. I knew a sista that went to Clark Atlanta University in the early to mid 80′s and she knew Guru before the Gangstarr days. She said that he was mad cool!
I saw Guru and Premier perform in Atlanta in the early 90′s at a spot called The Phoenix. It was a great show! Guru had a lot of charisma to say the least. I remeber my roommates and I buying anything associated with the Gangstarr Foundation (Group Home, Jeru, Big Shug).
On of my greatest college memories was at a party where they played "Mass Appeal" when it 1st dropped. What a great time.
Long Live Guru!!!
RIP Guru. You will be missed. I remember your concerts at Toad’s Place New Haven, CT. Some of the best times of my life.
R.I.P. Guru, first time I heard you was actually ‘Battle’, and I never looked back. A true legend.
Guru blessed and inspired me and all of his fans with his illuminating lyrics. He will not be forgotten…
G.ifted U.nlimited R.hymes U.niversal 4 EVER! R.I.P.
Rest in Peace Keith "Guru" Elam (1966-2010).
We’ll miss you but better yet, your music will always remain in our heart and minds, so thanks for all the hip-hop classics you left behind for us to hear, Guru. I hope you are living better in paradise while chilling with other players in hip-hop we lost too soon like Eazy-E, Biggie, 2Pac, Big L, Big Pun, Jam Master Jay, Proof, Mac Dre and Mausberg.
Power to the people who knew you personally and touched by this big loss.
I just heard the terrible news. Rest In Peace. He may not have know but he was also a teacher.
He taught me, and many others (that don’t live in english speaking countries) how to speak the language.
And he did it with lots of flow and style.
Gifted man leaving to soon
My deepest condolences for Guru’s Family!May Jesus comfort and guide you through this most difficult time.
Hip Hop lost a great artist
R.I.P. GURU, THE KING OF HIP HIP, GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN, GANG STARR 4 LIFE MOST Influential GROUP OF ALL TIME, R.I.P. MY BROTHER.
PREMIER KEEP YA HEAD UP HIGH.
I was lucky enough 2 c GangStarr live. They opened up 4 Rage Against the Machine. Bless his friends n Fam
U will always be alive in my heart !!!
May your soul rest in peace!!!! Hip hop never dies and never will you. There is a God and He will take care of Guru as from day one.
One love to a Brother who was keepin it real !
Respect his memory and cherish his legacy.
u will never be forgoten
Your music will never be forgotten, I have always and will continue to do so, blast your music in my car and vibe all day. Rest in Peace my man and indulge yourself some time with J Dilla and Nujabes while your up there.
R.I.P Guru. I hope someday before i die the truth about all of this will be finally revealed.
Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal – One of Hiphop’s Most Distinctive Voices – You will be missed.
I am really hurt that a man like him couldn’t have the chance to explore more than what he did. Guru was a living legend and had a tremendous style like no other. He will be remembered… Peace.
RIP, huge loss
RIP Guru… thanks for the music over these years… hip-hop will miss you…
Not too many words to say except rest easy Guru. Your solo records, and Gang Starr’s records always stayed in my crates even even if I was spinning a da+m bar mitzvah. LOL! Seriously, ever since me an my sister were watching Ralph McDaniels Video Music Box one day in 88′, or 89′, and the video for "Words I Manifest" came on, we knew you and Premier were and are HIPHOP!.
I cant say the same for that other cat, who will remain nameless.
-DJ OhsoKool90.3 FM WHCR – NYSugatreats: The Radio Show
RIP Guru…Got to hang out with you in Sausalito my dude at the record release party for jazzmatazz one and with you in the hollywood hills with shug and rob one….You will be truly missed…Premo never let his legacy die or the Gangstarr Foundation diminish..4:20 should be now remembered each year as GURU of Gangstarr day….Lightin’ L’s for the man, father, and legendary MC……..Guru and you are like Pete Rock and CL….Two interlocking voltrons that formed a magic formation…RIP GURU 1 L to the OVE andrew b fresh 1
Rest In Peace, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal !
Your lyrics will always inspire me and live forever. Gang Starr introduced me to the wonderful hiphop culture.
Thanks for all the clasics!!
No words can describe the impact this man had in me and Hip Hop worldwide.I remember when i was just a kid, hangin with my friends in the parks every night and listen to Gang Starr.I was trying to memorize all the words while my friends were skateboarding. When i was like 13 years old and i had to ask a girl out, i was so nervous that before i asked her i listened to the 4th cut on the second Jazzmatazz album, Looking trough the darkness…I played it over and over again. But thats how Gurus music was, real.It helped me look trough the darkness and see what i can achieve with a little bravery and a sacrifice. Just like he had done. He was one of the best to ever bless a mic and he was one of the reasons that i got into Hip Hop.Now i do shows and sell records in my own country. I was just a little kid standin on a block in a small ass town in Finland with no money in my pocket, but i had incredible mentors and teachers in my headphones…Today i lost one of them.I extend condolences and sympathies to the the Elam family.
rest in power guru keithy e.i’ve been a fan since manifest.thanks for all the memories.1.
This is a huge loss for HipHop and his family/friends.I never had the chance to meet Guru in person but his music helped me out alot back in the days.
I will never forget "moment of truth" or "above the clouds"
My heart goes out to the family stay strong in these hard times!
Looking past all the controversy, Guru was and always will be one of the tightest and innovative MCs in the game. Rest in peace.
RIP GURU! much love and condolence from Egypt and Afrika!
Danke Keith Elam aka Guru aka Gangstarr f
His music was a huge part of my growing up. I’m still sorry I missed the Gang Starr shows in Germany back in the days.Thanks for everything. The ? remains.
Grown with the sound of Gangstarr, I had the amazing chance to see them live in Rennes, France.
A lifetime memory, which I will keep forever.
Rest In Peace, we owe you.
Rest in Peace GURU
You and Premo gave us some unforgettable Music!! Thank you
My best wishes to the Family
Please dont destroy his Legacy for Business Reasons…
RIP GURU. YOU HAVE TOUCHED MANY HERE IN CALI WITH YOUR DOPE LYRICS. GOD CALLED YOU SOONER THAN WE EXPECTED. YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BUT NEVER PLAYED OUT. YOUR FAN MARIO
Rest in Peace kid.
You will be missed. Thanks for what was, and Im sorry about what could have been.
Gang Starr was the illest in its day. Thank you.
To the family: Stay strong. Stay united. Don’t forget the gifts we have been given. You are not alone.
So sorry, far to early. Another part of my youth died. Thanks from the Netherlands.
R.I.P. Guru, and THANK YOU for all that you’ve done.
I think hiphop died a little today. A true legend has left us. R.I.P. to the legendary GURU of GANG STARR / JAZZMATAZZ!!
Guru and Gang Starr will live forever!!!!!!
Thanks For all you have dpne for hiphop !! A master is dead !! hiphop world is in real sadness !! Guru RIP
IN MEMORY OF.. GURU.. REST IN PEACE!
R.I.P. GURU!!!!!! ONE LOVE BABI
R.I.P Guru you will be missed by the real hip hop community.
Gang Starr single-handedly pushed a small, flickering interest I had in hip-hop into a passion that will never subside. "Daily Operation" has been and will always been my favorite hip-hop LP. Absolutely killer from beginning to end. Guru’s voice and rhymes was steadfast, pertinent, passionate and always entertaining. To learn of his passing was a huge blow for me. Needless to say, it’s going to be Gang Starr all night. RIP Guru, saying you will be missed is an understatement. You were one of a kind.
Rest In Peace Guru.We grieve,we remember…Жаль,что лучшие покидают нас,так рано.
A part of hip hop was lost on Monday, but his music and legacy live on. Mr. Elam was a truly great man and will be missed, not only as a brilliant musician, but as a human being as well. R.I.P. GURU
One of Guru’s greatest gifts on the mic was his clarity in thought and articulation. His stories would unfold almost right in front of your eyes a sad day in hip hop we just lost a legend RIP
"Oh yes I’m greater than all MC’s when I breeeze give me room please I be like fascinatin when I be updatin Cuttin off wack kids, pullin their trump cards I thump hard, and make em say that I’m God"–The god mc is now ETERNAL– R.I.P. GURU
mostly the voice will last forever.
No Matter What We Face, We Must Face Our Moment Of Truth. RIP Keith Elam aka GURU.
You will be forever missed…
I am really upset about Guru’s passing away. It has brought tears to my eyes that one of the greatest is no longer here amongst us anymore. His music inspired me and all of us. I truely hope he finds a better place beyond earth. I feel for his family and friends. R.I.P. Guru
Guru’s lyrics inspire me everyday. No way a light like that can ever be put out.
Man. I’ll never forget sitting in my room as a kid listening to Daily Operation and Hard To Earn over and over again, picking them apart. Or the summer when everyone was bumping Moment Of Truth. I loved those days!! Pure spine-tingling nostalgia. Guru was a huge part of my childhood and formative years and I will never forget him and the way his music made me feel. R.I.P.
My name is Bogdan, I am from Romania and I would like to send my deepest condoleances to GURU and his fam. Super loser does not exist for me. Gang Starr 4ever!!!
I lost a very influential part of my teenage years..we all will reminisce gangstar which w/o either one there is no gangstar but through primo, other mcs djs and who of heard of guru we will remember ,..he taught alot and his words will live through fans like myself as i catch myself in mid conversation saying a monotone line..hes never forgotten he kept it real for hiphop and us who were involved a legend a classic..Guru be at piece and best wishes to the fam too AND IM OUT!
RIP Gift Unlimited Rhymes Universal. I’m feelin’ so sad but as I go through Gangstarr & Guru discography it makes me happy and thanksful to Guru for being so great and inspirationnal. I will never be be forgotten. May he rest in peace. Peace.
RIP Guru and may your monotone style live forever. "Gang Starr, one of the best yet"
I grew up on jazz, grew into rap. Gifted Unlimited helped to bridge the gap. Rhymes Universal, Above the Clouds… One Love & Rest In Power…
No other black man made this white boy feel more included. Guru was an inspiration. Thank you Guru, and thank you Guru’s family for giving us this shining Starr.
One of the greatest, Guru is and will always be the most influential and the most respected on the current generation MC. Rest in Peace… Sa traeshti in pace…покойся с миром…
Rest in Peace Danke f
RIP GURU – although many have come after and "changed" the Rap Game; only a few "created" the Rap Game. He was a Creator and will be always remembered for his contributions at the very beginning!!! I dedicate "Meet Me In The Sky" to Guru!
Met Guru a few times, interviewed him once, and saw him & Primo rip shows every time they came to London Town. A true gent. RIP Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
thank you Guru. R.I.P.
R.I.P Guru, one of the most distinctive and warm voices in hip hop. Sounds like he had a major leech sucking his blood near the end but I’m sure he knows who really had his back now.
So much sadness here in the UK right now but also joy at the memories he’s given us. Soundtrack to our days as young men, here in Bristol.
We miss you Guru, your music lives on for our generation and future ones
Rest in peace!
Thank you for inspiration and cool. Condolences to family and relatives.
They say that music can change and inspire lives. That is exactly what the music of GURU has done. With his work with DJ Premier and others, he has truly inspired and touched a lot of people. My GOD rest the soul of a great and true artist.
I’m very sorry for this loss. I started listening to Gang Starr when I was 15, with Hard to Earn; in my country, Per_, it`s was really hard to get hip hop, but I had a tape. I’m so sad, but I know Gangstarr and Jazzmatazz will always be heard. Mass Appeal!!!
Rest in Peace
You will be sorely missed. You were an inspiration to millions of people worldwide.
One of the greatest of all time and a legend that will live on through your music forever.
I remember hearing Guru for the first time with Premier on the soundtrack for Mo Better Blues. One of my favorite tracks to listen to was Jazz Thing. You knew when it was Guru rapping. His voice always got your attention. His lyrical talent will be unmatched in todays state of hip hop where everything is watered down. Guru, you are loved and will be missed. Rest in peace and go and sit with the King.
rest in peace to one of the greatest.
your music touched my heart.
hope you are ok and in peace1 love
GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL GURU
My condolences to the Guru family! Gang Starr fan from day 1!
Work and full clip are some of my favourite tracks of all time (and there to name a few!). RIP Guru – you were a truly talented and inspiring individual.
My thoughts go out to your close friends and family during this difficult time.
Much love x Gav
Rest In Peace Guru. Your message helped carry me thru my darkest times & continues to this day to inspire and support me in the new path I’ve chosen. Utmost love and respect goes out to this Soldier of Truth. You will be missed but never forgotten. Giftted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.
You will be truly missed
RIP. The illest brother
Rest in peace guru, you’ll be miss but never forgotten…
No More Pain & Suffering For GURU!
Thank you for everything…..R.I.P
rest in peace. The movement you and Premo spark will forever live.
Lemonade is still a popular drink and although that may not be entirely thanks to you, I still would like to think that you contributed, immensely. Also, of course, you contributed to the world by making eternal music together with Chris. Thank you! Rest in peace, as you deserve.
REST IN PEACE GURU! Definitely one rapper who made me…your work will always be appreciated…"So like they say, every dog has it’s day-and like they say, God works in a mysterious way-so I pray, remembering the days of my you youth, as I prepare to meet my moment of truth"
Guru (1966-2010) was a seminal MC in perhaps the greatest duo ever. Peace and love to you in heaven God, you’ve been a major inspiration to me.
The meanest and the cleanest.The dedicated minister of the underground sound.
Thank you Guru, for showing me the way to true hiphop
Rest in peace GURU, God bless you. You’re in good company now, and your wise words and legacy will continue to live on. Peace to all of his family, friends, and everyone who held him in high regard. Hold your head up Primo.
R.I.P. Guru one of my favorite mc’s! I’ll never forget watching BET in the very early 90′s, late 80′s and seeing the video for Manifest for the 1st time, and my mom coming in the room sitting down and start tapping her feet cause she liked what she heard, and I remembered telling her he’s from Boston just like you! I’m just a couple of years younger than Guru was but some of my most fondest memories were my college days in the late 80′s and early 90′s listening to Gangstarr. God bless the entire Elam family and DJ Premier, it’s a really sad day in hip-hop…..
Rest in peace, Guru.. Gangstarr’s music will live forever!!
1988. Manifest. From then on, I’ve been a fan ever since. The music will always be here, but the voice can never be replaced. May you rest in everlasting peace.
Thanks for the music…to enjoy my day.Hiphop lost a great man & a great emcee!!!God bless your family and your friends…Rest In Peace Guru !
A big fan from France.
"Five foot eight, Guru the Great" – A true Hip Hop Legend whom I had the absolute pleasure to meet! I cannot express how much I feel Guru, Gangstarr and Guru’s Jazzmatazz have influenced Hip Hop for the good and can lift my spirits with the knowledge that his musical legacy will live on long after his untimely passing. Rest in Peace.
einer der hellsten sterne am k
One of the greatest rap pioneers…Thank you for everything, especially for recording "Royalty"
"more than a decade of hits that’ll live forever", good times… rip guru
The true Icon for many year in my life Rest In Peace…
There are no words to express the impact Keith’s lyrics had on my life growing up in Chicago. A gifted MC with a MESSAGE. That’s what appealed to me in those crucial formative years of my life. Gangstarr was one of the first groups I learned about when getting deeper into Hip-Hop and Hip-Hop CULTURE helped make me who I am today. His contributions to the culture are immense and the culture is indebted to him. My prayers go out to his family and REAL friends during this time of need. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for the wonderful gift, Keith.
REST IN PEACE GURU,Gangstarr siempre ha sido una medicina para mis problemas y siempre ser_ el perfecto ant_doto contra esa mierda que hoy en dia nos venden por Rap.Triste dia tambi’n en Espa
You have been a glorious inspiration to me!And will never forget your passage true Lisboa 2 years ago – it was my 29th birthday!may YOU rest in Peace – GURU
Thank you for you words of wisdom over those fresh beats R.I.P.
One of the best in the game is gone.Far too soon.You will be sadly missed.
Rest In Peace Guru…You taught me to not be afraid to speak my mind and keep your people in mind. To be conscious of what you rhyme about is not the "norm" in rap music, and you’ve been doing this for over 20 years with no fear!!! Hip Hop has lost a true GENERAL!!! SALUTE!!!!!!
GuRu r.i.p. you’ll alwayas live in our hearts.
one of the brightest stars in the artist-sky …... his music will accompany my life forever!
R.I.P Guru, Legend of real hip hop!
rest in peace ….your music will life forever!!!
Rest in Peace Guru … You’ve brought something enormous to Hip-Hop and we’ll never forget it !
another legend left this world. R.I.P Gur
With wisdom left behind for the masses to follow, you soar to the ultimate height..to a land where the melodies are never ending…amongst angels …hanging with Tupac no doubt in the ultimate jam session in God’s great studio.
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY…SENDING LOVE …GGWRAPS
My favourite hiphop gang star RIP
REST IN PEACE GURU…
YOUR WORDS MEANS A LOT TO ME…MOMENT OF TRUTH MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME…YOU WERE THE TRUTH…MATTER OF FACT I’VE LEARNED HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR LYRICS…YOUR TEACHINGS WILL LIVE FOREVER IN ME…THERE ARE SO MUCH THINGS TO SAY…BUT IT’S BETTER TO STOP…AND JUST LISTEN TO YOU MORE AND MORE TIMES…
Andrea NOSE Barchi
Guru’s voice and Primo’s beats were the definition of hip hop for me, they still take me back when I need to go back. That true artists soul will live on forever.
No more Mr. Nice Guy .. R.I.P
Keith has had so much influence on me, in art and in becoming a better person. His death hit me hard. But he will never be forgotten. R.I.P Keith Elam.
Repose en Paix Grand Master GURUMerci pour tous ce que tu nous a apport’ !-Mon premier scratch fut celui de "Code of the street"-Ma premiere grosse claque "Just to Get a Rep"Enorme !!!et puis tout ce qui s’en suit, et tout autant les Jazzmatazz
Mon plus grand respect a toi GURU qui (comme beaucoup d’autres) est parti trop tot !
Repose en Paix et mille fois Merci
GURU – Rap In Peace! Much love and respect from Sweden. Your legacy will not be forgotten. One of the best MC’s ever, with lyrics full of meaning and wisdom that truly touched our hearts and minds. For this I thank you. Gangstarr will forever continue to be my favourite hip-hop group.
we’ve lost an all time great RIP GURU!!!
Descansa em Paz man.Bos musica ta acompanham sempre na nhas hora dificil.Elton sousaCabo Verde
R.I.P Guru!!! A true master of ceremonies!!! Premo hold your head up!!!!
Brazilian Fan, RIP, man!
Rest in peace GURU.
one of my greatest influnces deep and meaninfull plus it always sounded greati will listen for years to come r.i.p.guru
your music will never die
Your music will never die! May you rest in peace!Martin from Germany!
Descanse em paz Guru,que Deus esteja ao seu lado!
Thank you. Rest in peace.
RIP Guru… :’( i cant believe that he’ dead. What a fucked up day 4 hip hop!!! He will be missed and i will be playing Gangstarr even louder than i do already so Guru know that he havent lived for no reason!thoughts from Denmark!
thank you so much for the dope music that you and DJ Priemer made. you gave it your own flavor. pounds of respect!
Que esse guerreiro descanse em PAZ!!
MUCH LOVE and RESPECT!!
A Brazilian Fan!!
R.I.P.Thank you for your legendary music!
Listening to Daily Operation and Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 will never be the same. You will forever be in my heart, Guru. As a lover of jazz and hip-hop, you managed to fuse them perfectly. If only you could have been with us longer. With tears in my eyes, Peace to Guru..
"It’s time to step back and observe with couth, for we all must meet our moment of truth."
Rest in Peace
Gift Unlimited Rhymes Universal
Your skills, your flows, your delivery and your voice always got me!
Realize that your essence is divine son and let it shine son.. Rest in peace Guru./Sweden
A true legend…you were and always will be Hip Hop…
Thanks 4 everything GURU, you were the best of them all, you were my window into hiphop as well as jazz, and I love you 4 that. thanks for all the wise words you gave, and most love 4 your family.you will be missed
DSV (from Denmark)
You and Premier were one of the truly great duos in music history. The music that you created together, coupled with your solo output, will continue to carry on your amazing legacy even now that you’re gone.
Rest in peace.
NO MATTA WHAT HAPPEN U GONE FACE THE MOMENT OF TRUTH! GANGSTARR 4 LIFE!!!
Life is too short. RIP GURU Gang Starr for life you will always live on in our hearts.
Peace from Iran
RIP. Guru will live on forever in the hearts and souls of music fans all over the world
hey guru thx for the visit to my 30th birthday in munich. it was a major honor and I still hold this moment as a gift in my heart. Your music still means alot to me.
Cu on the other side.
Real recognize real!
Peace and eternal respect from Brazil!
More responsible for my love of hip hop than any other crew, and the soundtrack to a lot of years of my life.
Gangstarr has got to be the sureshot.
Always Livin’ never dyin’
REST IN PEACE GURU YOU WILL BE MISSED
Hip Hop woke up this morning a little weaker than it was.
Guru – true soldier.
"Whatever I do, wherever I goI want to take nothin less than the bestWhatever I choose, I choose to doI just wanna stand out from all the rest"
One of the best Guru, rest in peace man.
His vibration in the universe will echo forever. I only wish I could congratulate him on such an extraordinary life.
Gangstarr and Jazzmatazz original and true kinds of music.Never forget your skillz and finesse!!Live forever!
man i woke up thought it was just a cold rumour but turn out 2 be true may ur music soul and life be remember u had skillz with mass appeal and will always be royalty
A true lyrical legend R.I.P Gang Starr is the shit to this day!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much for sculpting my sound as a DJ and HipHop fan. Your music will live on
R.I.P. GURU. You kept you the whole and changed for no one. I know they always try to get at you to change your style, but "never the less cleverness can impress". You kept 100. Your music will live on, it’s eternal, and with it so are you. Peace Out!95th, Queens, NY.
Du wirst es da wo du bist auf jedenfall gut haben r.i.p
You have truly left your mark on the world, not just hip hop (REAL hip hop) but the entire world. LP after LP the soundtrack of my life was sold in stores for all to enjoy…and we did! Thank you for the music, the message and the memories. Thanks for everything. "My subject matter and context are blessed"…(Precisely the Right Rhymes) Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, R.I.P
RIP my dear
Legendary GangStarr R.I.P Guru Thanks for the memories.
Fu’ un placer verlo en Barcelona con la sala a rebentar, como un sue
The greatest. a true teacher to us all. We are all blessed by his music. thank you so much.
ruhe in frieden/ rest in peacedortmund Germany
thank you 4 the nice music!!
In loving memory of Guru… You will never be forgotten. You will always stay in our hearts. Russian fans with u bro… Primo be strong!
Can’t explain it but he is in a better place now with Mc’s and I thank him for gangstar and he gave to the hip hop community. One mc and a Dj Guru and Premier. Thanks and prayers are go out to the family
May Allah keep u my brother. May Allah Bless and Protect your family forever.
To the family of my favorite man on the mic:Thank you for loving himIt gave him strength.He expressed the real, hard challenges of life,but always believed in positivity. His respect and determinationHis words and his ideasWill always inspire me and if live my life sharing thesewhile his body has passedhis spirit will always last.Rest in Peace, love and respect GURU
RIP to my old friend Guru! I’ve known him for over 15 years, and will never forget the many good times we’ve shared in the business we truly love! May the universe sing your songs FOREVER!
a poet and preacher, Guru’s words and music are a gift to us all and touched the lives of millions. thank you for all of your steady efforts and pioneering projects through the years. may you rest in power, Guru.
R.I.P. To The Legendary Guru, You was a legend in the game, You influenced me to pick up my pen and pad, you and premo, shout out to premo also as well, let peace beyond to you brotha, I was raised on gangstarr since the day I was born along with public enemy, LL, rakim, kane, G rap, slickrick, wu-tang, nas, mobb deep, pete rock, AZ, epmd, ice cube, etc.
R.I.P. Keith "Guru" Elam (7.17.66 – 4.19.10) PEACE BROTHA, THE GANGSTARR LEGACY WILL LIVE ON
The world has definately lost one of the greatest emcees…this is an example of whats happening to hip hop…we are constantly losing the pioneers…and the rappers are stepping in fronting as emcees…Rest in Peace Guru…smile down from the heavens on us all fam! thanx for the memories
Time to say "Thank You"!"Moment of Truth" brought me so many moments i will never forget. Thanks 4 that! R.i.p.
I’m so sad in this moment…Guru was one of the best rappers I’ve ever heard and a very important person in my life…I wanna say hi to his family from Santiago, Chile…I will never forget the day we saw you live in my city, May 27 of 2006…rest in peace master…ONE OF THE BEST YET!! GANGSTARR FOUNDATION FOR LIFE!!!
A part of my youth died last day… First Smoke, first beer, first blunt, first freestyle… for all those beautiful experiences GangStarr made the Soundtrack…
Rest in Peace <3
It’s a sad day. An absolute legend gone too soon.
I’ll always remember when Guru and Premo performed at the St James in Auckland back in 04. One of the best concerts I’ve been to.
R.I.P to great Teacher and Artist u will surely never be forgetten and your music will always live on
I feel as if I had lost a family member.
What can I say, this is a tragic loss for all hip hop lovers over the world. Much love from the Netherlands, Amsterdam, your monotome style will always be loved and played here!
We all must meet our moment of truth.
feel bad about the way it ended off, hopefully he will be remembered for the good reasons:)
Rest In Peace Guru, YOU THING, YOUR WORDS, IM ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU……..
You have changed my sight at a rap – music!Has changed a part me!Ukraine grieves…People which were close to it, relatives – are kept!Guru you for ever in my heart!
You were truly one of the best to ever do it. Your voice and style will never be duplicated and you will always be remembered. Thank you for everything you did…i’ll keep bumping it until the very end. Rest In Power, Guru.
Guru, may you rest in peace. Many thanks for your music. It means a lot to me. My condolences to your family.
Werner UrbanThe Netherlands
RIP Guru. Gangstarr was one of the best groups of ALL time and Guru was always one of the illest emcees ever. The first time I heard Take It Personal was when I discovered them and I’m glad I did. The best Gangstarr song of all time has to be Dwyck. I bump Gangstarr all day, everyday. RIP
Rest in Peace Guru. My condelences to family and friends. Lot of respect and sadness from Poland
One the best to ever do it…. Can’t believe I won’t hear another new hot Guru track again sadden by the fact I never got the chance to see this lengend perform live….
R.I.P. Guru!we’ll neva 4get u, ur music & all ur inspiration!thx 4 all u gave us, u’ll always b here wit us!Guru lives on in our hearts!
Rest In Peace to one of the best yet. I was lucky enough to see Gangstarr live with my homie. We will never forget. Thoughts & prayers to the Elam family.
Everybody who loves hip-hop will miss u, Guru… Rest In Peace, genius…
Many Blessings to the Elam family. I grew up listening to Gangstarr, one of the truest, honorable, well defined groups of the modern era of hiphop. Guru you will be missed brotha. HEAD UP EYES AND EARS OPEN. PEACE GANGSTARR FOUNDATION!!!
rest in peace!! <3may angels will guide you!
Rest in Peace Keith!
Love & respect from France…
RIP to a Truly Talented Soul…GURU
One love 4 the legend *, you will stay in our hearts fa life,
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RIP Guru. Gangstarr and Jazzmatazz blew me away first time i heard it, and it still does. A big loss to hip hop, but also a big loss to music fullstop. Your achievements will definitely go down in the music history!
Rest in Peace,
And may Allah bless you!
Love from England
To one of the best to ever touch the mic, a legend in this rap game, a true emcee.
May Allah be pleased with the one we call Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal GURU
Salaam, Dj Earth 1ne