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Five Best Songs From Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2′ Album

Twenty years after its release, The Boombox takes a look back at rapper Guru's 'Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2' album to highlight five of its best songs.

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Happy Birthday, Guru!

Hip-hop is a known young man's sport, and this is the year many of the newer talents stepped up to the plate. However, you have to remember the legends. Today (July 17) is one of those days. Guru of the legendary Gang Starr would've been 54 today.

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Happy Birthday Guru: 10 Great Gang Starr Songs

July 17 marks the birthday of Keith "Guru" Elam, the rapper who formed one-half of the legendary group Gang Starr. Guru would have been 52 years old.

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Yeezus’ Album Credits Reveal Possible Clearance Error

The liner notes on Kanye West's Yeezus are dense and filled with a surprising cast of characters and mind-blowing samples. But amidst all the ghostwriters and additional producers there appears to be an error.

The song "Guilt Trip," featurin

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Marco Polo, ‘G.U.R.U.’ — Producer Enlists Talib Kweli and DJ Premier to Honor MC’s Passing

Today (April 19), marks three years since the passing of Keith Elam, better known to the world as Guru from Gangstarr.

To honor the fallen rapper's legacy, producer Marco Polo recruited Talib Kweli and DJ Premier for a song named after him-- "G.U.R.U."

Polo's new album, PA2: The Direct

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Remembering Gang Starr’s Guru: One Year Later

Legendary rapper Guru, born Keith Elam, passed away one year ago today (April 19) at the age of 48, due to complications resulting from cardiac arrest and a prolonged battle with cancer.

The Boston born rapper was one half of the pioneering hip-hop duo Gang Starr, which he founded in the early '80s. Gur

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Guru Tribute Planned on Anniversary of His Death

Last April, Keith "Guru" Elam passed away, leaving the hip-hop community with one less rap pioneer to call on. The famed Gang Starr member, who was best known for crafting tracks like 'Moment of Truth' with DJ Premier, fell victim to cancer on April 19, 2010. In honor of his life's work, his family has announced they will be hol

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Guru Celebrated With T-Shirt Line to Benefit His Son

With nearly a year since the passing of legendary Gang Starr MC Guru, his family has just announced that it's creating a new t-shirt line and subsequent benefit to raise money in support of the rapper's son. Family members have inked a partnership with streetwear brand X Label for the shirts, of which

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DJ Premier Refocuses After Death of Guru — Video Interview

In 2010, DJ Premier had the misfortune of dealing with the loss of Guru -- one half of Gang Starr. The producer, who'd long been doing his own thing since parting ties with Guru in the '90s, managed to move pas

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Top 5 Disappointments of 2010

By most counts, 2010 was a great, rejuvenating year for hip-hop. Year-end lists are pouring in and albums by Kanye West, Drake, Bun B and The Roots rank as some of the years best, while Eminem single-

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