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R.I.P. Keith “Guru” Elam 1 Year Anniversary Tribute Live On Hot 97 by DJ Premier

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DJ Premier – R.I.P. Keith “Guru” Elam 1 Year Anniversary Tribute Live On Hot 97 by DJ Premier

It can’t get more official… rip guru.


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11 Responses to “R.I.P. Keith “Guru” Elam 1 Year Anniversary Tribute Live On Hot 97 by DJ Premier”


  • Comment from LG ROC

    GURU IS THE BEST VOICE ON HIP HOP.
    The first track with the funk master flex is fucking dope!

  • Comment from JDilla19

    Oh my word! There is no way Guru will get a better tribute than this. Premier showing why he is the greatest producer/DJ ever to exist. Guru would be proud – His lyrical content is untouchable and his memory will live on forever. R.I.P will be missed dearly

  • Comment from kooles

    Jdilla19….Premier is great. But hes not the greatest producer/DJ to exist.

  • Comment from Mufro

    Thank you so much Gim for uploading this, fucking saviour! I was buggin’ out thinking I wouldn’t be able to hear it, great tribute – RIP Guru first MC I heard!

    Premo Salute.

  • Comment from s4b

    damn premo should’ve released the instrumentals for moment of truth

  • Comment from TwIsTeD420

    R.I.P. GURU

  • Comment from daprim1

    good tribute listened to it live and i must say it was very good….now thats how you pay homage

  • I listened to this live and it was cool. Preem was not as on point as he typically is with the mixing, but its all good cuz overall, it turned out good. I love that “Freestyle” they did for Funkmaster Flex. Here’s the dirty version of that song I converted and uploaded from my cd. Enjoy… http://www.divshare.com/download/14607969-2a4

  • Comment from andre

    kooles . . . Preemo is in that upper-class of producers where personal preference ultimately dictates who is “best” in that class. I’m pretty sure any knowledgeable hip-hop producer would agree to that assessment

  • Comment from 55-5

    R.I.P guru. from seoul.

  • Comment from Duff Marlowe

    Thanks Premier for all this beautiful stuff, and respect to all the Premier, Guru and Gang Starr fans. I’m definitely one, too!

    I had the great honor of being the A&R guy who brought Kieth and Chris to Chrysalis Records as my first signing. Honestly, coming from being a journalist covering Hip Hop for the L.A.Times, and underground DJ, it was a no-brainer… though it made me look like a genius to the UK execs who were trying to get the Chrysalis label out of the Pat Benatar era. i am a white guy but I can tell you that for me Black music and culture is truly America’s greatest treasure. Certainly for me, I can’t imagine my life without it. I still can’t believe that I was lucky enough to have a small part in it’s evolution and dissemination. I am genuinely humbled by that.

    That was in 1990. Now that rap has become THE single dominant youth culture globally, I am even more in awe of these guys and their creation. Whether it originated at Queen’s Bridge or the South Bronx, this magnificent flowering of beauty, culture, and human expression called Hip Hop has literally saved the lives of a generation of youths for whom there would otherwise be nothing to expect from this world but alienation and contempt from the so-called political and cultural mainstream. thank you!

    They would have us believe that to live outside this fake “mainstream” is to be invisible… to not really even exist. Rap showed that THAT world is the illusion, and that the vision of Hip Hop culture is the reflection of the true realities of our sometimes-sad little globe.

    Yeah… be proud and know that YOU FUCKING EXIST young brothers and sisters. And maybe soon, thanks to you, and to our ability to “stand on the shoulders” of Hip Hop culture giants like Guru and Premier … the fake-ass “mainstream”, and all it’s maintainers and supporters, will be consigned to the kind of oblivion upon which we can look down, spit a good wad out, and smile with pride as we move to create the future.

    Thanks and Praise… Duff Marlowe

    PS Thanks MIA for making my Super Bowl Sunday a thing of beauty!


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