Today In Hip-Hop: Guru of Gang Starr Passes Away

On this day, April 19, in hip-hop history… 2010: It’s been three years since the passing of Keith Elam, better known as guru of Gang Starr. The term lyricist gets thrown around a lot in hip-hop. There are few who can wear the title and gain respect after their death. DJ Premier's partner was a seasoned veteran that dropped consistent rhymes adhering to the flavor of east coast hip-hop. His legacy lived on in dedications from artists like Marco Polo and Nitty Scott, MC. A true fan of those early '90s classics soaked up Guru's street knowledge, and is very much ...

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