The Gifted, Prolific One.

Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal

Guru of the Gangstarr Foundation, whose real name is Keith Elam, has passed away at the age of 48 after losing his battle with cancer. While he released some quality work through his solo Jazzamataz projects, he will be best remembered for his work with DJ Premier and his buttery, effortless delivery. Baldhead Slick’s contributions to the game cannot be overstated. Another sad loss.

For more details, read this letter from his latest partner-in-rhyme Solar.

*Opens iTunes, puts on Hard To Earn, and recommends you do the same.*

Peep: Cap’s Gangstarr retrospective at High Heels and Hi-Tops.

Update 1: NYC OG Mr. Cee has released an incredible, emotional, hour-long mix of some of Guru and Gangstarr’s best material.

Update 2: Visit DJ Premier Blog’s Twitter for a sample of the outpouring of condolences from some of hip-hop’s finest.


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