R.I.P. Guru Of Gang Starr

Another tragic episode for HipHop. Guru, one half of legendary crew Gang Starr and initiator of the Jazzmatazz project died yesterday due to cancer. After having a heart attack in the beginning of february Guru went into a coma. He was stated to s…

Guru

Another tragic episode for HipHop. Guru, one half of legendary crew Gang Starr and initiator of the Jazzmatazz project died yesterday due to cancer. After having a heart attack in the beginning of february  Guru went into a coma. He was stated to slowly recover but until yesterday no one knew that it was actually cancer. I’ve posted about this before and the whole story can be read here. I met Guru twice while working at Faust e.V.. Once with DJ DooWop and his producer Solar for the Jazzmatazz tour in 2008  from which the above picture originates and a year earlier for the Street Scriptures Tour. In 2007 it really was a hassle to deal with them, but a year later Guru remembered who i was and was really friendly. But Solar as self named “Superproducer” left behind a  foul taste in my mouth everytime i met him. The whole HipHop Community was behind guru and wishing hime the best for the last two month, which he had to spend in the hospital. In the end all the wishing well didn’t help and Guru lost his fight against cancer. What he left us behind with, besides to several milestone Albums for HipHop, is a strange letter which can be read here. I hope that this will clear out and DJ Premier will take the position he deserves. My thoughts are with Guru’s family right now. R.I.P. Guru! (Photo by Barbara Mürdter)

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