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duotone
04-20-2010, 05:17 AM
Fuck it... another hiphop legend passed...



Yo! Raps has exclusively learned from hit producer Solar that Hip-Hop legend and GangStarr founder Guru has passed away yesterday morning (April 19) after a long battle with cancer.

According to Solar, Guru suffered from the malicious illness for over a year and after numerous special treatments under the supervision of medical specialists failed, the legendary MC succumbed to the disease. Guru always tried to keep this harrowing diagnosis in private but in early 2010 he had to admit himself to hospital due to serious effects caused by the disease.

Since the onset of illness, Guru tried to live a "normal" life as an influential and outstanding musician, loving father, family man, and best friend. Doctors encouraged Guru to think positive that the cancer can be arrested and that a full recovery is possible but several special treatments including hard hitting chemotherapies failed.

While in hospital with terminal cancer, Guru wrote a letter, which was provided by Solar, to his fans addressing his illness, his shining music career, his family and loved ones.

"I, Guru, am writing this letter to my fans, friends and loved ones around the world. I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I have suffered with this illness for over a year. I have exhausted all medical options. I have a non-profit organization called Each One Counts dedicated to carrying on my charitable work on behalf of abused and disadvantaged children from around the world and also to educate and research a cure for this terrible disease that took my life. I write this with tears in my eyes, not of sorrow but of joy for what a wonderful life I have enjoyed and how many great people I have had the pleasure of meeting," read the official Guru statement.

"My loyal best friend, partner and brother, Solar, has been at my side through it all and has been made my health proxy by myself on all matters relating to myself. He has been with me by my side on my many hospital stays, operations, doctors visits and stayed with me at my home and cared for me when I could not care for myself. Solar and his family is my family and I love them dearly and I expect my family, friends, and fans to respect that, regardless to anybody's feelings on the matter. It is my wish that counts. This being said I am survived by the love of my life, my sun KC, who I trust will be looked after by Solar and his family as their own. Any awards or tributes should be accepted, organized approved by Solar on behalf myself and my son until he is of age to except on his own."

The statement reads on, "I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anything to do with my name likeness, events tributes etc. connected in anyway to my situation including any use of my name or circumstance for any reason and I have instructed my lawyers to enforce this. I had nothing to do with him in life for over 7 years and want nothing to do with him in death. Solar has my life story and is well informed on my family situation, as well as the real reason for separating from my ex-DJ. As the sole founder of GangStarr, I am very proud of what GangStarr has meant to the music world and fans. I equally am proud of my Jazzmatazz series and as the father of Hip-Hop/Jazz. I am most proud of my leadership and pioneering efforts on Jazzmatazz 4 for reinvigorating the Hip-Hop/Jazz genre in a time when music quality has reached an all time low. Solar and I have toured in places that I have never been before with GangStarr or Jazzmatatazz and we gained a reputation for being the best on the planet at Hip-Hop/Jazz, as well as the biggest and most influential Hip-Hop/Jazz record with Jazzmatazz 4 of the decade to now. The work I have done with Solar represents a legacy far beyond its time. And we as a team were not afraid to push the envelope. To me this is what true artists do! As men of honor we stood tall in the face of small mindedness, greed, and ignorance. As we fought for music and integrity at the cost of not earning millions and for this I will always be happy and proud, and would like to thank the million fans who have seen us perform over the years from all over the world. The work I have done with Solar represents a legacy far beyond its time and is my most creative and experimental to date. I hope that our music will receive the attention it deserves as it is some of the best work I have done and represents some of the best years of my life."

Guru, born Keith Elam, rose to fame in the 80's as the founder of the legendary rap group GangStarr. The group released the classic single Words I Manifest followed by their critically acclaimed debut album No More Mr. Nice Guy (1989) and the classic album Step In The Arena (1991). Guru was the first artist to truly blend Hip-Hop with Live Jazz beginning in 1993, and seeing the vast influences his Jazzmatazz concept has had on the industry, it is clear that Guru's musical contributions have been way ahead of their time. Guru has worked with such great artists as Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, Donald Byrd, Ramsey Lewis, Roy Ayers, Chaka Kahn, Branford Marsalis, David Sanborn, Bob James, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common, Angie Stone, Jamiroquai, Macy Gray and Damien Marley, to name a few. Despite the fact that Guru isn't hailing from New York, he is noted as a pioneer of the New York sound and true lyrical Hip-Hop. Guru later on joined forces with hit producer Solar and formed his label 7 Grand Records with the goal to keep "real" Hip-Hop alive.

Guru's longtime partner, Solar, issues an official statement about the lost of the legendary MC which you can read below:

"The world has lost one of the best MCs and Hip-Hop icons of all time -- my loyal best friend, partner, and brother, Guru! Guru has been battling cancer for well over a year and has lost his battle! This is a matter that Guru wanted private until he could beat it but tragically this did not happen. The cancer took him. Now the world has lost a great man and a true genius. For the fans that reached out with love and support, I can't tell you how much that meant to Guru and myself. Guru prepared this letter [read above] while he was in the hospital for the fans. I hope now that Guru has moved on to a better place! Guru is a great Black American Hero and should always be remembered as such and he is much more that just a Hip-Hop icon -- he has changed the world for the better. I salute my fallen brother Guru! He will be missed tremendously!" Solar stated.

We will sorely miss Guru, both from a personal and from a professional standpoint. Our warmest condolences to Guru's family and loved ones at this difficult time.

http://www.yoraps.com/news1.php?subaction=showfull&id=1271747661&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&

beautifulrock
04-20-2010, 05:42 AM
Get some chuckas fucka.

duotone
04-20-2010, 05:44 AM
Get some chuckas fucka.
dont know what you are talkin about... but have some respect to a fallen legend!!!

beautifulrock
04-20-2010, 05:54 AM
Of course you don't know what I'm talking about. You're an idiot.

Let me refresh you.

This shit is old nigga. You need to get some Chuckas fucka.

^^^This is a line popularized on one of the skits, you would know this if you listened to Wu-Tang Clan at all....but why should you? It's not like this is a Wu-Tang site or anything. Anyway, this thread was made hours ago. Something you would have seen simply by hitting the button that says new posts. Fuck head.

Frank Drebin
04-20-2010, 05:54 AM
he is saying this shit is old get some chuckers fucker.

http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1869856#post1869856

beautifulrock
04-20-2010, 05:58 AM
Yes, so put on your Lamarr Sanford dress shirt and join us in the other thread.

Frank Drebin
04-20-2010, 06:00 AM
after he stops spinning on his lips.

Frank Drebin
04-20-2010, 06:01 AM
what'do'ya want ya big dummy

beautifulrock
04-20-2010, 06:05 AM
I find it sad and somewhat disconcerting how funny this all is, and it's completely lost on him because he doesn't drink the Blue-Tang.

duotone
04-20-2010, 06:07 AM
what ever...
i just wanted to show some love to guru and inform this forum...
didnt found a thread here...
and all you can do is to piss on my leg...
maybe because i'm german...
maybe because you are just to ignorant...
or you are just 12 years old... (the pics at the bottom of your posts say a lot about you)
i dont know...

this forum is full of idiots!!!

Frank Drebin
04-20-2010, 06:09 AM
what ever...
i just wanted to show some love to guru and inform this forum...
didnt found a thread here...
and all you can do is to piss on my leg...
maybe because i'm german...
maybe because you are just to ignorant...
i dont know...

this forum is full of idiots!!!

I understand what you are saying and you intention to pay homage to a fallen great and I agree with you. I hate making fun of people online too but that shit cracked me up

beautifulrock
04-20-2010, 06:12 AM
what ever...
i just wanted to show some love to guru and inform this forum...
didnt found a thread here...
and all you can do is to piss on my leg...
maybe because i'm german...
maybe because you are just to ignorant...
or you are just 12 years old... (the pics at the bottom of your posts say a lot about you)
i dont know...

this forum is full of idiots!!!Didn't looked hard very for thread eithers.

duotone
04-20-2010, 06:13 AM
I understand what you are saying and you intention to pay homage to a fallen great and I agree with you. I hate making fun of people online too but that shit cracked me up

post was directed to beautifulrock!

beautifulrock
04-20-2010, 06:20 AM
You need to realize that everybody who does what you did gets the same treatment and stop fucking crying. You know damn well you didn't look for a Guru thread before you posted this one. You punked yourself by not knowing the Chuckas line, and this whining bullshit is not helping your cause.

duotone
04-20-2010, 06:23 AM
You need to realize that everybody who does what you did gets the same treatment and stop fucking crying. You know damn well you didn't look for a Guru thread before you posted this one. You punked yourself by not knowing the Chuckas line, and this whining bullshit is not helping your cause.

wait a moment... i have to dry my tears before i answer!!

beautifulrock
04-20-2010, 06:24 AM
I'm super-serial