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Rest in Peace Guru

Artwork - Moment of Truth by Gang Starr

I wanted to pay tribute to Guru’s lifework in honor of his passing just under two months ago. He may not’ve been the most well-known MC, outside the underground, but he had (has) one of the most distinct voices in hip hop. I listened to Gang Starr a while back in college and was impressed when I first heard Guru’s flow. I was never too engrossed in his music, especially his solo-work, but I’ve always had mad appreciation for the impact he’s had on hip hop. Here is one of my favorites from Gang Starr – it may not be their most well-known, but it’s what first introduced me to Guru’s talent (among a few others).

Some of you may have heard about the whole controversy surrounding Guru’s death – check it out @ Pitchfork. All I have to say is that it’s sad to see Solar, recent producer for Guru, trying to gain off a friend’s death. But I guess we don’t know the whole story (I guess). What do y’all think of the situation? R.I.P. Guru

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Gang Starr Information:
Genre: Hip-Hop
Origin: Boston, Massachusetts
Guru: MC
DJ Premier: DJ, Producer
Label: Wild Pitch Records, Chrysalis Records, Virgin
Albums: Step in the Arena | Daily Operation | Hard to Earn | […]
Similar Artists: Pete Rock & CL Smooth | Dilated Peoples | EPMD
Links: Wikipedia | MySpace | | AllMusic

Work Information:
Album: Moment of Truth
Release Date: March 31, 1998
Buy Links: Amazon | Amazon Mp3 | iTunes