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R.I.P. Keith “Guru” Elam (7/17/1961 – 4/19/2010)

blame it on JES7 April 19, 2011

An entire year later, and it’s still a bit hard to digest the fact that another one of Hip-Hop’s Gods and Greats has physically left us, and way too soon. The whole unfortunate deal about Guru’s passing was the drama that ensued with his passing (I won’t mention this other person’s name as he’s still in hiding like the bitch he is) and the theatrical work supplied by that same person, which, in my eyes, seemed to push aside the Hip-Hop communities time to really mourn and pay respects to this legendary man.

Guru, along with a short list of dearly departed greats, left such an extensive and celebrated discography that even the most thorough Guru / Gang Starr fan will spend years discovering released and unreleased music. Add to the fact that DJ Premier will hold his man down forever, and will be soon releasing a bevy of unreleased material in audio and visual formats, we as rap fans can all rest assured that Guru’s legacy will always remain in tact.

Craig G just liberated this unreleased joint called Coming For You featuring Guru. Props to Mikey Fresh.

DOWNLOAD: Craig G – Coming For You f. Guru

Gang Starr – Reality Check (Skit)

Guru – Tongue of Terror

01. Gang Starr – Reality Check (Interlude / Interview w/ Sway & Tech) [Rare / Released on bootleg]
02. Kreators – Home f. Guru, Big Shug, Edo. G & Jaysun (Special Teamz), Akrobatik & Krumbsnatcha (prod. G²)
03. Guru – NY Niggas [Rare / Released on bootleg]
04. The Brand New Heavies – It’s Getting Hectic f. Gang Starr
05. Krumbsnatcha – Rollin’ Dolo f. Guru, Edo. G & Big Shug
06. Gang Starr – Tongue of Terror [Rare / Released on bootleg]
07. Guru – Behold (prod. J-Love)

01. Nefertiti – No Nonsense f. Guru [Rare]
02. Bahamadia – Total Wreck
03. Stikken Moov – Life f. Guru & M.O.P.
04. Fabidden Fruit – Cup of Life
05. Guru – Loungin’ f. Donald Byrd
06. Smiley the Ghetto Child – Discontent (BK Version) f. Guru
07. Guru – Something In the Past f. Freddie Hubbard

DOWNLOAD: Guru – Rarities (Verses) | Guru – Rarities (Production)