Cover art by Peter O’Toole.
2 Years ago today Guru (of Gang Starr fame) died at the age of 48 from cancer. I had the honour of interviewing him for Dirt Cheap Magazine back in 2009.
Gang Starr – Mass Appeal
Today you can download that Issue 10 of Dirt Cheap Mag and read the interview yourself here.
Keith ‘Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal’ Elam – July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010
Ollie, Dirt Cheap Mag.
RiP Keith ‘Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal’ Elam, One year today.
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“Gangstarr mainstay and renowned MC Guru is currently in a coma after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The world of hip hop has been shocked by reports that Gangstarr legend Guru is suffering from ill health. News emerged over the weekend that the MC had suffered a cardiac arrest, and had even lapsed into a coma.
These rumours have now been confirmed by DJ Premier. The other half of Gangstarr the turntablist phoned up an American radio station to confirm the news after speculation began over the rapper’s health.
Speaking to Satellite XM, Hip Hop Wired reports the Gangstarr legend as saying: “Guru IS in a coma and will go under surgery tomorrow afternoon.”
Details remain slim, with Guru’s family yet to make a statement on the rapper’s health problems.”
Taken from here. Very sad news. Best wishes to him, hopefully a speedy recovery and he can continue making dope tunes! GET WELL SOON GURU!!
UPDATE: “Guru is recovering from a successful surgery yesterday (March 1st), after suffering a massive heart attack over the weekend.
Sources close to Guru told AllHipHop.com that the rapper is doing “fine” and should make a full recovery, despite chatter on the Internet that the 43-year-old artist had died.
“Guru is alive and recovering from his surgery. Doctors are expecting a full recovery luckily,” a source told AllHipHop.com.
Guru’s partner DJ Premier also confirmed the news on his official Twitter page.”
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