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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dan Time. Like Down Time...But Dan Time | R.I.P. GURU

Gang Starr is a name that is pretty much going to stick around the world of hip hop for a long time. DJ Premier, who is arguably one of the most influential producers of all time shared the dynamic of this group with one of the most distinct voices hip hop will ever hear, and never forget - GURU.

Earlier this week we lost Guru to cancer. We all remember what 2009 took from us in the world of entertainment, and personally I don't want to hear news about losing anyone that helped us get through life passing again.

Joni Mitchell's lyrics "You don't what you got 'til it's gone" ::cue Janet/Q-tip humming now:: are suitable for anything ever lost. I think with the loss of Guru, those lyrics couldn't hit harder.

Gang Starr's lead man wasn't the G.O.A.T. but he was part of one of the G.O.A.T. era's.

The "Golden Age" was filled with this wave of music that was hard to choose who to listen to and become a fan of, much like today's hip hop scene. There was Wu, Boot Camp, Nas...and Gang Starr.

Certified Gold (twice) Ganstarr. Dwyk, Code of the Streets, Above the Clouds, Mass Appeal, and You Know my Steez... Gang Starr.

Guru was an emcee that you knew who it was as soon as the verse dropped - "Wit my mono-tone style" worked, and he knew it. I've heard people talk bad about him as an emcee. It's hip hop and we should expect that. It's just sad that "you don't know what you got..." is in people's heads again.


"Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is" - GURU

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