“We’re doing a tribute so we can send some of this warm energy towards his well being” ~DJ3D
“It would be good to finally do a tribute to someone who is doing well hopefully instead of someone that’s passed.” ~DJ C-Reality
Recently Guru, half of the legendary Hip Hop group Gang Starr, suffered a heart attack and was in a coma due to “controlled medications” according to hiphopdx.com.
Not only was there sorrow and warm wishes in the Hip Hop community there were a lot of questions regarding the emcee’s status, whether his family was being allowed to see him or even know about Guru’s illness.
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This mix was done on March 7th on WBAIâ€™s Underground Railroad with Jay Smooth, the longest running Hip-Hop radio show.
Gang Starr is one of my favorite groups of all time and all your favorite Gang Starr/Guru songs are here in 2 heartfelt sets with some breakbeats and affiliates thrown in.
Check out this dynamic duo’s Valentine’s Day mix HERE. It’s full of surprises.
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Gang Starr split years ago and Guru’s former partner, super producer DJ Premier, made a statement on his blog djpremierblog.blogspot.com which is featured in this mix along. Also featured: a discussion about the statement Guru’s nephew Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff made on youtube about “the real true story” behind his uncle’s condition.
Apparently power of attorney has been given to Guru’s new music partner, Solar, a reportedly unsavory character and negative influence on the legendary rapper. This gives Solar control over the information flow and the power to make some very critical decisions on Guru’s behalf when he can’t do it himself.
Solar responded to there’s accusations by saying:
“Guruâ€™s well being and need to heal is what I am concerned with,and that Guruâ€™s wishes in this matter be observed.” ~hiphopdx.com
You can read the rest of his statement at hiphopdx.com
This situation is certainly a strange and sad one. sofreshandsogreen.com sends best wishes to Guru and his family. Nahright.com has compiled Twitter reactions from other Hip Hop artists including Jean Grae, ?uestlove, and Jay Electronica.
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