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Keith “Guru” Elam Tribute Mix by DJ Premier

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DJ Premier – Keith “Guru” Elam Tribute Mix

Tracklist:

  1. Gang Starr – Betrayal (Feat. Scarface)
  2. Gang Starr – Intro (The First Step)
  3. Gang Starr – Execution Of A Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy Pt. 2)
  4. Gang Starr – Name Tag (Premier & The Guru)
  5. Gang Starr – Speak Ya Clout (Feat. Jeru the Damaja & Lil Dap)
  6. Gang Starr – Peace Of Mine
  7. Gang Starr – Eulogy
  8. Gang Starr – Royalty (Feat. K-Ci & JoJo)
  9. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
  10. Gang Starr – In This Life… (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Uncle Reo)
  11. Gang Starr – Above The Clouds (Feat. Inspectah Deck)
  12. Gang Starr – The Planet
  13. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
  14. Gang Starr – Next Time
  15. Gang Starr – 93 Interlude (Unreleased Moment Of Truth Interlude)
  16. Gang Starr – The Militia II (Feat. Rakim & WC)
  17. Gang Starr – Intro (HQ, Goo, Panch)
  18. Heavy D. – A Buncha Niggas (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Guru, Rob-O & Third Eye)
  19. M.O.P. – Salute Part II (Feat. Guru)
  20. D&D Allstars – Hot Shit (Feat. Big Daddy Kane, Sadat X, Guru & Greg Nice)
  21. Gang Starr – PLAYTAWIN
  22. Gang Starr – Soliloquy Of Chaos
  23. Group Home – The Legacy (Feat. Guru)
  24. Gang Starr – Conspiracy
  25. Gang Starr – Stay Tuned
  26. Gang Starr – Zonin’

LETS CELEBRATE HIS LEGACY!! PEACE!!!!!!

DJ Premier Visited Guru When He Was In Coma

93 Interlude (Unreleased Moment Of Truth Interlude)

Big Shug Talks The Name Gang Starr

Panchi Remembers Guru

Guru’s Nephew Justin Talks


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  • Comment from dondon

    thanks.

  • Comment from Killyric

    thanks Premier

    RIP Guru !

    Killyric – Belgium

  • Comment from Betzabeth Troy

    the highest appreciation from many fans around the world his legacy will live on thru you, his seeds, and us his loyal fans GOD Bless. Universal leaders to the moment of truth.

  • Comment from timfx

    thanks for that…

    one

  • Comment from nene

    fukk solar!

  • Comment from krudanze

    that interlude is ill man… even when its just a looped sample of a track. cant wait for that new big shug album.

  • Comment from musik please

    Rip to the Man & MC
    Massive respect from France

    Thx Premier for the tape !

  • Comment from silverdust

    did you get the part where they confirm gurus age as 48, not 43?

  • Comment from nellie m

    this brings back times when you two were the “dynamic DUO”, ahh the days when hip hop was real. Love and respect to DJ Premier and May God bless the Elam family and shelter them from negativity that the media is spewing. RIP GURU…

  • Comment from simon_says

    great mix, thx to dj premier, godlike, r.i.p the king of NY underground, gifted unlimited rhymes universal aka GURU,much love from germany!

  • Comment from j.p

    thanks primo .r.i.p. guru one of the best yet…..and i was at your show with pete rock in montreal last 10 april amazing show and thanksfor he pics

  • Premo, thank you for this! Eff a Nicca Who? The TRUE know what it is

  • Comment from Ldizzy

    hes up there with coltrane i guess..

    thx for ALL the beautiful music, preems and gifted unlimited..

  • Comment from Dj Cashesclay

    Thank you very much Primo!

  • Comment from Nate

    Hope to see you up in the clouds Guru, Everyone who was touched by this man will morn but the important thing that we all must do is celebrate his life and not let him be forgotten. RIP Keith Elam your legend will never fade away!

  • Comment from Real G

    RESPECT GURU…RESPECT GSF…

    We need to give Guru the respect he deserves as a legend…just as he would want…big up to Preem and the whole gsf for doing so. Let his son KC see how much a REAL HIP HOP LEGEND his father IS.
    Solar will go out in due time…pisses everyone off how the devil fuked with Gurus mind….but love is stronger then evil no doubt and Guru once told me “Positve energy always corrects negative actions”….so Guru already won by being an angel shining down on us. Gonna be hard getting over the loss of him but in God We Trust…so just live your life with peace in your hearts and minds.

    BLESS

  • Comment from nico

    Rest in peace big guru, thanks for all the knowledge,
    Gangstarr to the fullest.

    One love.

  • Comment from DJ TEKNIK

    Nice tribute.. R.I.P GURU you will truly be miss.

  • Comment from Celskiii

    Rest In Peace Guru! Always been a fan of that boom bap…raw sound & energy! Thank you for sharing…peace.

  • Comment from frankboogie

    thank you premier. you guys are the best. guru will live forever. he didn’t die, he took his step to immortality. god bless you and the whole elam family and the fans who supported the greatest.

  • Comment from liab

    you broke the usershare server. can we get a reup

  • Comment from burninb

    Rest in Peace Gifted unlimited. Gang Starr foundation forever. ONE LOVE outta AUSTRIA

  • Comment from shore shot

    MUCH LOVE AND RESPECTS TO PREMIER FOR HOLDIN IT DOWN IN A REAL WAY…REZT IN POWER GURU! GANGSTARR IS FOREVER….FOR – EVER

  • Comment from Eric Francis

    Why the fuck does solar have the gangstarr logo on his page? I just noticed this.

    He was riding Guru’s coattails big time and to have the balls to use the gangstarr logo on his twitter page when Guru seemed confused and in a bad period of his life and saying Gangstarr was only him and Primo was only peripheral…

    Im an outsider and dont have all the facts, but hearing Primo discuss how he sneaked in at the hospital, and feel sad about how Guru went out (cold silent room with nobody around, no music, no love) makes me think of how sect people isolate members from outside opinions who could shake em up a bit like “Hey man, come back, we love you”. You can also see this in the way his nephew Justin was treated, even as an outsider you can see the tip of the iceberg.

    I have a nephew who holds me in the same kind of esteem ive seen Justin talk about Guru, and it takes a mean bastard to try to isolate someone in death like this if thats really how it happened.

  • Comment from thekingsmen

    Damn Primo I know that was hurtful to see Guru in the hospital. I was crushed when I heard the news cause Gangstarr wasn’t just a group they were family and you never want to see your family suffer. Thank God you took the time out to clear the air for those who didn’t have a clue on what was going on. God Bless the Elam Family as well as the Gangstarr Family. Stay Strong and you know the fans have love and respect for all you guys. R.I.P. Guru you will be missed but not forgotten. Gangstarr the greatest duo ever!!!!

    BTW…Justin sounds just like Guru, that gave me chills down my spine.

  • Comment from KJ

    Betrayal was the first song I thought of after I read Guru’s Solar’s letter. Nice way to set it off. Thanks for the years of music.

  • Comment from CK

    Guru. Gangstarr. Fuck.

    I can’t believe it. This mix is a great tribute though. Thanks so much. Guru truly was a one of a kind dude. There will never be any one even close. His lyrics will live on forever as long as we keep listening to Gangstarr.

    R.I.P. G.U.R.U.

  • Comment from smokiewight

    keep your head up,prem.his voice lives on.fuck solar!he didn’t know guru longer than you did.i feel your pain,bro.

    many blessings to you and the elam family.may God guide him through eternity.

    your man,smokie.

    p.s. i’ll ALWAYS bump gang starr.

  • Comment from Darkyy84

    To be honest, I found out about Gang Starr a little bit late, my first album wasn’t the No More Mr. Nice Guy nor Step in the Arena. I started listenin’ to some polish stuff first (everyone was into Liroy, as well as me, the hip-hop scene wasn’t that big as it is now here in Poland), the first non-polish rap album I got was Cypress Hill IV, then I copped their previous LPs (still got the cassettes). Then there was Nas, Rakim, Wu-Tang, Cube and some time later I got the 8 Mile Soundtrack from my friend. Heard the Battle track and I instantly fell in love with that duo. Premier’s amazin’ productions and Guru’s original, monotone style and intelligent rhymes. I copped No More Mr. Nice Guy as soon as possible, then Step in the Arena. Gusto, Got U, Cause and Effect, Precisely the Right Rhymes, Here Today Gone Tomorrow, Just To Get a Rep… too many to mention. I said to myself: “That’s it. That’s that old school tune, real classic flavour right here. Why the hell I haven’t discovered this stuff before?” Some time later, it was like 2003, so the Ownerz was comin’ out, got it as soon as it was avaible. It may seem strange for some people, but it’s my favourite Gang Starr album, love every track on it, funk grooves, head-noddin’ jazz breaks, rhyme scheme on Zonin’, appearances (especially Smiley, Jada, Krumb). Then I got my hands on the rest of the Gang Starr albums, Daily Operation, Hard to Earn, Moment of Truth. Primo plus Guru, their albums are like… every track is something, Gang Starr albums are those ones that have songs you never skip, hear them all and then repeat. I think that everything I’d say about Gang Starr has already been said, so no need to write more.
    As for the solo career… Jazzmatazz albums are genius. A perfect mixture of jazz, rap, soul, even funk and reggae. Much love & respect, Guru, for that project, the jazz-hip-hop idea. Really love the first two (vol. 1 & 2). Lifesaver, Something in the Past, Sights in the City, Loungin’… with The Traveler being my all-time favourite.
    And there’s also the Baldhead Slick and Da Click album. Much underrrated in my opinion, I really love this one. It’s got some really nice productions (The Alchemist, Pete Rock, Ayatollah), but most importantly – Guru’s real, hard spittin’ style (Where’s Our Money, War Tactics, Cry, The Come Up, How You Gonna Be a Killa, and my fav – The Anthem). And for the guest appearances… Guru teams up with Ice-T, Big Shug, Krumbsnatcha, Timbo King, Treach, Killah Priest. Guru ver. 7.0 was ok (What’s My Life Like), and the 8.0: Lost and Found…well, maybe I should give it a few more hearings.
    Anyways, after hearing the first Gang Starr album I was diggin’ for anything Guru’d appear on – I got some real rare tracks, go to my youtube page and check them out, and there’s also my Guru video tribute I’ve just added. Feel free to leave your comments, your thoughts, what was your first Gang Starr/Guru track, etc.
    Guru will always be in my top 10 greatest MCs of all time. Period.

    “Keep that realness alive. Peace.”

  • Comment from DJ Troublesome

    God bless Guru & DJ Premier.

    GANG STARR 4 EVER.

  • Comment from rokas

    Thanks so much for this. Keep handling it gangstarr. The world is with you. GURU is forever. Love, blessings and support from Lithuania

  • Comment from dj beama

    thanks dj premier!
    mad respect to the whole gang starr foundation!

    reast in power guru!

    peace, dj beama, AUDIO.HARLOTRY

  • Comment from bone breaker

    premier is a real human being. stand up guy, honest and forthright. the polar opposite of super lame producer solar. my heart sank when primo described gurus final resting place. wild afro, long nails, swollen feet. solar is an evil faggot, hell get his. better go hiding underground, because solar is public enemy number 1 in the hip hop world. hip hop polices itself, solar will get his. no more work, no more concerts, no more albums, its over. i dont wish pain on anyone, but solar deserves broken bones, and more. faking letters, deceiving guru and his own family. hell get is. the way of the universe.

  • Comment from Mate Croat

    Thank You Premo, nothing can change history and the fact that GURU and PREMIER are GANG STARR, the best rap group ever. I’m glad to see you never lost respect and love for your brother, GURU.
    I only regret I never had a chance to see you guys together live on stage…

  • Comment from Jux

    Thanks DJ premier

    RIP Legendary GURU

  • Comment from Sista Asia

    GANG STARR will live on 4ever… Rest in PowerGuru!! Premo you stay doing what you areso gifted with blessing the musical universe with your Awesome beats.. My heart goes out to the Elam family and you. Life is to short!! Most high Bless!! I love you to LIFE brothers!!
    Sista Asia/Truth Serum Ent.

  • Comment from Big Braveheart

    Gang Starr forever and don’t let anybody put a stop to that Guru will be missed but i’m proud of the civilized way in which you have gone about things Preem. You said all the right things that others couldn’t and it is a truly sad, sad week for real hip-hop so all the respect must go to you for holding things together. Guru was a great lyricist but without your beats he was simply great. Respect Primo and
    RIP Guru. Big B

  • Comment from Big Braveheart

    I actually meant to say Guru was great with your beats and without them it sadly wasn’t the same, Undoubtably you were the dynamic duo
    of hip-hop. Word.

  • Comment from wtf?

    to djpremierblog.com

    Guru was born in 1966,,not 1961 you fool! cant be much of premier fan when you dont know when guru is born…LOL

  • Comment from Dj Soulpusha

    These beats make me sick…thank you Guru..Thank you Primo.

  • Comment from JP

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HIP HOP THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

  • Comment from FUCK SOLAR

    Thank you Preme for this tribute mix, nah fuck a tribute we need a SALUTE!
    We will always keep Guru in our hearts, may he rest in peace.
    And for real this whole situation is fucked up, the public needs to know the truth. The true heads alredy know whats up, we on your side.
    I heard about your visit at the hospital, man I dont even have any words..
    Peace and blessings

    AND IF I EVER SEE SOLAR IN THE STREETS I WILL FUCK HIM UP!

  • Comment from Geoff . a.k.a SOX

    GURRU MADE ME BELIEVE AND I WILL CONQUER THE WORLD . I LIKED GURU TILL EVEN MA CATS CALLED ME GURU INSTEAD THEY CALLED ME GURU DA DAMAGA .
    ANY OF U REMEMBERS THE DA FULL CLIP IAM NICE LIKE THAT.
    WE SHALL REPRESENT GURUS SPIRIT TILL WEN I DIE.
    PRIMO GOD BLEES U AND GURU REST IN PEACE.
    IAM HOLLARING STRAIGHT UP FROM JOBURG . MEN PRIMO UR SHOW IN JOZZI WAS DOPE THAT WAS IN BASELINE.
    ANY OF THE FANS HOLLA ME A T : +27733942191

  • Comment from keeys3000

    All of the statements made about you Primo are garbage. Wherever Guru is now he knows that LOVE is the true way. So even if he did feel that way on his exit, he’s looking down on this now with love and positivity.

    RIP Guru.
    Gangstarr is eternal!

  • Comment from Eric Francis

    Salute to Guru, great rememberance talk in between the mix, was nice to hear the story of how Guru started out and the meaning of the chain and all that. He will live on forever through the music Primo and himself made through Gangstarr!

  • Comment from Task

    I’m 34 and Guru was like a big brother to me. So much wisdom in so many songs. Thank you so much.

  • Comment from SantiagoDagreat

    Rest In Peace Guru….Gangstarr Por Vida Sent this link 2 this group who put together a real dope track respecting the architects

  • Comment from Clark

    Yo, If ma brotha would’ve passed tragically, like Guru was a brotha for Premo, and if i dj i would have not sampled ma dj name like that and non of that B.S. on a brothas “tribute mix” as sign of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

    Damn son, when the humbleness gotta flow, it it ain’t on a situation like this?? Think again, invert the role, and breath.

    Clark, Costa Rica.

  • Comment from Bijou

    Gang Starr FOREVER
    Respect to Premier for a beautiful salute, the way it should be done. Stand proud, and let the music speak! [enjoyed the sublime disses, brought a bit of laughter to the situation]
    Respect!
    RIP Guru.

  • Comment from Tanea One

    Cheers Premier, rest in peace to the G-U-Rhymes-Universal, some of the realest, most poignant and heartfelt hip hop that will ever be made, AND the dopest killer combo; grimey, musical beats and tense but effortless rhymes. Respect from Melbourne, Australia.

  • Comment from benson

    We just like roaches. Never dying, always living.

    much love to all da hip-hop-heads worldwide.gangstarr records will rock my speakers till death.last time i saw gangstarr live at grünspan st pauli(germany) a few years ago and the show kicked ass.
    RIP GURU

  • Comment from resonate

    deep

  • Comment from marvic

    GANG STARR POR SIEMPRE
    SIEMPRE HE TENIDO RESPETO POR GENTE TAN GRANDE COMO USTEDES SON Y SERAN LEGADO EN ESTE PLANETA, NUNCA OLVIDARE A GURU DE CORAZON LE DOY GRACIAS A DIOS POR AVER VISITADO ESTE PAIS SANTIAGO DE CHILE.
    FUERZA DJ PREMIER!!!!!!! PAZ

  • Comment from Shino Az

    GURU, PREMIER & GAMGSTARR, A GREAT INFLUENCES FOR ME!
    REST IN PEACE MASTER.
    CHILE SAID THANKS !

  • Comment from OSCAR

    GURU WE MISS YOU, THE REAL HIP HOP IS OVER HERE…. REST IN PEACE MY DUDE GANG STARR 4 EVER!!!

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/HIPHOPREAL

  • Comment from Noname

    MEN COME AND GO SOMETHINGS COME AND GO BUT A GOOD WORK SHALL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED? AS THE WORK STAYS FOREVER. REST R.I.P GURU

    GANGSTARR PECAE.

    NONAME

  • Comment from Blazer

    Just wanna leave a shout out to Premo as im saddened to learn today of the death of Guru. Gangstarr was always an important group to me and Guru taught me how deep hip hop could be and turned me into a fan for life as a teen. He will be missed and never will be replaced but we can continue his legacy by pushing hip hop forward as an artform and not allowing the watered down wack bullshit they pass off as hip hop to define what the artform means to us. Peace be onto you Premo, youve always been one of the greatest dj’s living. It makes me appreciate that your still here with us.

  • Comment from lawyer

    “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.” KEITH “GURU” ELAM //source: die zeit :::??

  • Comment from Kristian

    R.I.P Guru.

    http://bit.ly/bL11PO – our little tribute.

  • Comment from Big D

    R.I.P. peace and love to Guru’s Family & Friends.

  • Comment from Blackpool Chris

    Sad news. Much missed.

  • Comment from Joaquin

    It is sad to be the last one to find out that one of my talented hip hop rapper gang star passed away!
    My condolence to his family, though I was only a fan,instill feel the uneasiness of having to know that
    one soldier in the line of rap was reasigned to the heavens above.
    Rest in peace my brother from another mother! One love wakeenandwhy.

  • Comment from Sharon from London

    One of my favourite hip hop duos ever!! Can’t believe GURU is no longer with us. Heard the news at work and could not mourn properly, but cried as soon as I got home. Been a Gangstarr fan ever since ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’. I own all Gangstarr and Jazzamatazz albums and have seen them live and went to see GURU when he was promoting the Jazzamatazz albums. Even met DJ Premier after a concert they did back in the 90’s at Brixton Academy and my friends and I were in awe as we were chatting to him (pity we didn’t get to meet GURU too). But it was never on some groupie shit (being female) I am a longtime hip hop fan (since the age of 10 and am now in my 30’s). I had to leave a tribute to one of the realest MCs ever and I’m glad that I am old enough to appreciate good, decent hip hop. R.I.P. GURU, I hope wherever your spirit has landed, you are happy and free of your pain.

  • Comment from Saul Chavez

    Se nos fue Guru y nos deja un gran vacio en la escena hip hop mundial. Personalmente le tenia un gran cariño a el ya que me hice adicto al rap gracias a su jazzmatazz 2, fue mi primer cassette que tuve, ademas tuve la oportunidad de verlo en vivo cuando vino a la ciudad de México. Gracias por los buenos momentos que pasé con tu musica, que Dios te tenga en su gloria.

  • Comment from CrIsMo++

    premooooo Premierrrrrrrrr hermanoo te esperamos en chile para recordar a jazzmatas Guru fuerzaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa estara con big l.. notorious.. eazy e , big pun,,,roc raida 2pac etcccccccccccccc… presentes forr everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Comment from Sha Rock

    Thank you DJ Premier for the wonderful show you did at the Jazz Cafe (London) on 17th May 2010, I am so glad to have been a part of it. It was great to hear all the classic Gang Starr tunes (amongst other classic tunes you’ve produced over the years), but it was also very sad to not see GURU on the stage with you, but he was definitely there in spirit. The concert proved that Gang Starr will forever be loved and admired by real hip hop fans and I’m glad you put that fake gold rope wearing chain fool in his place! Your speech at the end of the show was very moving and brought a tear to my eye, GURU would be proud. Thank you again!

  • Comment from Josh

    Where is that string sample from in the beginning? Sounds familiar. I think, I heard it in some 80’s Soul song. Any ideas guys?

  • Comment from OneLove

    Fight that fight Premier. this fool will get his when its his time. RIP Guru. You are and will be missed. Paz

  • Comment from seeker

    Please reup the Guru Tribute Mix!!

    Equality + Peace + Love

  • Comment from josh g

    I cant wait to see your tribute to GURU and the release party in SF tomorrow 7/11/10 at Howard St.. RIP Guru much love to Guru, Premo, real hip hop and everyone involved in making this a better place. I thank you for your music, its changed my life!!!!!

  • Comment from sean brundrett

    yo man much love to the whole gang starr foundation. you guys were the ones who put me up on hip hop way back when! just wanted to say thanks for all the beautiful music and dope tracks you put together. i had heard many songs before i heard yall but something about gang starr just clicked for me. and as far as im concerned you were and are the dopest ever. RIP to guru. and much love premier. stay up man. and GANG STARR FOREVER! and this mix is killer!

  • Comment from Jonathan Thompson

    I am truly shocked and I can’t believe on October 12,2010 ,that I just heard of GangStarr death. HE was one of the true can handle the whole weight, just to get a rep, rappers of all time. I still to this date rock his alltime hits in my car. R.I.P GURU you are going to be missed!

  • Comment from Aggelito

    Awsome mix. Been listening to it for almost a year soon. What is that awsome beat that is playing before betrayal? it makes my whole fucking body shiver. Would be nice if someone could enlighten me and tell me the name of da track.

    Peace n love from sweden.

  • Comment from X_J

    Sky’s the limit & you keep on & on & on…
    Forever in our hearts, Love & Unity
    One year already…Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal

  • yo man much love to the whole gang starr foundation

  • Comment from Tom

    Guru changed my life and inspired me to improve myself and better myself. He was an artist who gave guidance through his raps, to take a stand for what you believed. I think if I hadn’t heard his Jazzmatazz 2 album, I could have wound up being a bad dude… Big peace to you Guru, you got the love and respect of the people


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