OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM DJ PREMIER ON THE DEATH OF KEITH ELAM… GURU

GANG STARR FOREVER

IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY BROTHER, KEITH ELAM, BETTER KNOWN AS GURU OF THE LEGENDARY GANG STARR.

FROM 1988-2004, WE EXPERIENCED SO MUCH SUCCESS TOGETHER THAT WE WERE ABLE TO EXPAND OUR BUSINESSES INDEPENDENTLY AND GIVE EACH OTHER WHAT GURU CALLED “CREATIVE SPACE”, BEFORE PLANNING TO REUNITE FOR OUR 7TH LP WHEN THE TIME WAS RIGHT.  TRAGICALLY, WE WILL NEVER REACH THAT DAY.

I’VE BEEN ASKED TO COMMENT ON A LETTER SPEAKING ILL OF ME WHICH WAS SUPPOSEDLY WRITTEN BY GURU IN HIS DYING DAYS.  ALL I WILL SAY ABOUT IT IS THAT OUR TIME TOGETHER WAS BEAUTIFUL, WE BUILT A HIP HOP LEGACY TOGETHER, AND NO ONE CAN RE-WRITE HISTORY OR TAKE AWAY MY LOVE FOR HIM.  ONE THING I WOULD NEVER DO IS PLAY AROUND WITH THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS LIFE.

I  WILL CELEBRATE GURU’S LIFE… I WILL HONOR HIS MEMORY… I WILL GRIEVE WITH THE ELAM FAMILY OVER HIS UNTIMELY DEATH… I WILL REMEMBER THE GANG STARR FOUNDATION AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF GANG STARR WHO CAME BEFORE ME – WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER… MOSTLY, I WILL CHERISH EVERYTHING WE CREATED TOGETHER AS GANG STARR, FOREVER.  I’M GONNA MISS HEARING HIS SIGNATURE MONOTONE VOICE WHEN HE WALKS IN THE ROOM, BUT THE SONGS WILL ALWAYS BRING IT BACK TO ME….HIS RHYME FLOWS WERE INSANE, AND I WILL NEVER REMOVE HIM FROM MY HEART AND SOUL…….REST IN PEACE TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER


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110 Responses to “OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM DJ PREMIER ON THE DEATH OF KEITH ELAM… GURU”

  1. One of the best yet. Rest In Peace Guru.

  2. […] Live From Headqcourterz: IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY […]

  3. […] took to his site to release a statement regarding Guru’s recent passing. IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET […]

  4. Guru was a good dude who always looked out for me as a fellow Bostonian coming up in the music business

    much love gifted unlimited rhymes universal

    “one of the best yet”

  5. […] TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER. Spread the […]

  6. SALUTE G.U.R.U. KEITH E.E.
    REST IN POWER MY DUDE…ALWAYS SHOWED LOVE EVERY TIME I MET HIM AND PREEM…
    WE LOST ANOTHER LEGEND…

  7. […] Gang Starr co-founder DJ Premier: IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY […]

  8. […] Live From Headqcourterz Tags: death, dj premier, gangstarr, […]

  9. above the coulds…
    R.I.P GURU

  10. Gangstar Forever!!!

    R.I.P. Guru

  11. I got no bad towards Pree but homie where was you at for the last 7 years!!? Why wasn’t Guru your homie then! All them times he needed you and you took shit for granted. Now the brother has gone and reality hits and it touches down right! Please don’t cash off the brother like he said himself with no tributes, he don’t want you to make any money or say any word of his death. Don’t come out and act like it was all good now when you know what happened through all this time

    • sometimes ignorance is bliss…i cannot and will not speak for Premier….i will ask where were you….and what positive aid and comfort did you bestow on Guru…please elaborate on, as you say “All them times he needed you and you took shit for granted.” cause that sound like you have some facts to back up you rhetoric….so please elaborate…until then i will continue to mourn my fallen comrade….

    • we don’t know what happened between the both of them and i’ve had friends that i’ve fell out with. that doesn’t mean just cause i haven’t talked to them that i don’t love them! where has he been in 7 yrs.. thats the stupidest fucking comment. they’re 2 grown ass men. you’re a blogger like me at the moment trying to find why it happened.. doesn’t mean you gotta say ass hole shit like that. dj premier made gangstarr what it is and helped guru in most of his career and if anyone wants to say different and use jazzamatazz or solar in their defense is a FUCKING LIE. for solar, as my father says, “what goes around, comes around” and that shit never fails.

  12. No doubt GURU will be missed. Hold ya head Preem. Just remember that us true heads are here for you and will always have your back.

  13. Well put big homie…You are a class act Premo…Out of all the controversey that has been going on.I admire the way you have conducted yourself..Goodness will always win over wickedness..You guys(GANGSTARR) have laid a foundation that no one can ever take from you ..Gangstarr is in the history books and in Hip Hop Heads hearts and souls all over the world….I know because i’m a fan…I thank you Guru & Premo for giving me some great records to cut the hell up….I hope when the Creator calls upon me that i will have such a legacy to leave to this world…R.I.P. GURU & Let’s continue on Premo!!!! Gangstarr Forever…..Your homie: DJ Cash Money

  14. R.I.P. from France Keith Elam
    Check the retrospective on my website about conscious hop hop.
    REC rap-engage-conscient.com
    His rhymes will live on, his flow will stay “above the clouds”…
    Gang Starr for life!

  15. GURU Rest in Peace. You Had at Least One more Classic Left in You. This Rap Game is gonna be turned around and We will need Real MC’s Like you To Presserve HipHop. I can only wish now that they Follow in your COOL, RESPECTABLE, LYRICAL, and INNOVATIVE Image. RIP My Nigga.
    DJ SPINZ

  16. And PLEASE moderator put my last comment because I had nothing but respect for Guru and I’m only carrying on as he wanted it. People have to understand what Guru said was for a reason and to undermine his words is to disrespect his legacy. RIP GURU you’re gonna be brought back and kept in more minds forever homie!

    • look dunny… it took me a minute… i’ll be honest, i was mulling, mostly b/c this is a real strange time for all of us here… but you sir, are misinformed. don’t believe eerything you see on tv my dude. i’ll let the rest of the intrawebs discuss this with you. thanks for rollin’ through.

  17. Legends. Peace

  18. Premier i know u meant everything u said in this article regarding my man Guru!!! Regardless of all the B.S. being put out bout ur friendship with Guru we from the GANGSTARR FAMILY will always honor his memory and keep his legacy alive. He was a true musical icon.Much luv Guru and all the respect due. Much luv Premier!!! RAY-ROC!!! GANGSTARR FOREVER!!!

  19. […] http://livefromheadqcourterz.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/official-statement-from-dj-premier-on-the-deat… IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY BROTHER, KEITH ELAM, BETTER KNOWN AS GURU OF THE LEGENDARY GANG STARR. […]

  20. […] TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER. Related Posts:Guru’s Family Makes A StatementR.I.P. Guru[Mixtape] Andrew Kelley Presents – […]

  21. […] I WILL CELEBRATE GURU’S LIFE… I WILL HONOR HIS MEMORY… I WILL GRIEVE WITH THE ELAM FAMILY OVER HIS UNTIMELY DEATH… I WILL REMEMBER THE GANG STARR FOUNDATION AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF GANG STARR WHO CAME BEFORE ME – WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER… MOSTLY, I WILL CHERISH EVERYTHING WE CREATED TOGETHER AS GANG STARR, FOREVER. I’M GONNA MISS HEARING HIS SIGNATURE MONOTONE VOICE WHEN HE WALKS IN THE ROOM, BUT THE SONGS WILL ALWAYS BRING IT BACK TO ME….HIS RHYME FLOWS WERE INSANE, AND I WILL NEVER REMOVE HIM FROM MY HEART AND SOUL…….REST IN PEACE TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER. […]

  22. GURU REST IN PEACE.
    WE LOST A LEGEND.

    BIG UP PREEMO ALL DAY

  23. Peace and love. Thank you, Premier for sharing this letter with all of us and thank you tp both you and Guru for all the years of inspiration and beautiful music.

  24. […] I WILL CELEBRATE GURU’S LIFE… I WILL HONOR HIS MEMORY… I WILL GRIEVE WITH THE ELAM FAMILY OVER HIS UNTIMELY DEATH… I WILL REMEMBER THE GANG STARR FOUNDATION AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF GANG STARR WHO CAME BEFORE ME – WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER… MOSTLY, I WILL CHERISH EVERYTHING WE CREATED TOGETHER AS GANG STARR, FOREVER. I’M GONNA MISS HEARING HIS SIGNATURE MONOTONE VOICE WHEN HE WALKS IN THE ROOM, BUT THE SONGS WILL ALWAYS BRING IT BACK TO ME….HIS RHYME FLOWS WERE INSANE, AND I WILL NEVER REMOVE HIM FROM MY HEART AND SOUL…….REST IN PEACE TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER […]

  25. […] I WILL CELEBRATE GURU’S LIFE… I WILL HONOR HIS MEMORY… I WILL GRIEVE WITH THE ELAM FAMILY OVER HIS UNTIMELY DEATH… I WILL REMEMBER THE GANG STARR FOUNDATION AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF GANG STARR WHO CAME BEFORE ME – WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER… MOSTLY, I WILL CHERISH EVERYTHING WE CREATED TOGETHER AS GANG STARR, FOREVER. I’M GONNA MISS HEARING HIS SIGNATURE MONOTONE VOICE WHEN HE WALKS IN THE ROOM, BUT THE SONGS WILL ALWAYS BRING IT BACK TO ME….HIS RHYME FLOWS WERE INSANE, AND I WILL NEVER REMOVE HIM FROM MY HEART AND SOUL…….REST IN PEACE TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER. […]

  26. this is some tuff shit.

  27. I GREW UP LISTENING TO GANG STARR….ONE OF MY FAVORITE GROUPS OF ALL TIME. THE RAP GAME WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT GURU. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE ELAM FAMILY AND PREMIER. GURU WILL TRULY BE MISSED. THE TRACKS GANG STARR MADE ALWAYS KEPT ME MOTIVATED TO SIMPLY LIVE. YOU GUYS MOTIVATED ME TO GO ON A PATH TO CREATE MY OWN MUSICAL JOURNEY. I USED TO ARGUE WITH CERTAIN FOOLS ABOUT NOT PUTTING GANG STARR ON THEIR LIST OF TOP HIP HOP ACTS. GURU’S LYRICS AND PREMO’S BEATS WILL ALWAYS BE THE ILLEST COMBINATION. I SAY THIS WITH MADD LOVE AND RESPECT. R.I.P GURU & KEEP BUILDING PREMIER. FOREVER A FAN AND FUTURE ARTIST….GREAT LAKE EMCEE.

  28. […] You need this latest Guru Tribute Mix in your life…  Spotted @ LFH. Share & […]

  29. […] LFH […]

  30. […] LFH […]

  31. That is a fantastic tribute Primo and we are all proud of these kind words and we just know that anything else that was said was just not true, you had mad love for Guru and i’m sure he had the same for you. We will all miss the Gifted one and are all deeply saddened by his loss and hip-hop will be a lot poorer for that. Gang Starr always meant so much to me growing up and the music
    and the excitement i got from every one of the records was a huge buzz. I still remember the day i bought ‘ Step In the Arena ‘ – what an amazing album and one of so many classics that you gave us. For that Preem and Guru i’ll be eternally grateful and i am
    very sad for the loss of Guru. Great tribute and as Guru would say ‘ One of the best yet’ if not thee best. Gang Starr forever.
    R.I.P. Keith Elam

  32. Thank you Premo. We, fans of Guru and Gang Starr from around the world needed to hear your voice. Thank you. You’re a real man, a class act as Cash Money put it. I know your word is your bond. Peace.

  33. Gang Starr, one of the best yet…bigup to my man DJ Premier, Gifted Unlimited Rest In Peace!

  34. What a loss for the Hiphop-Community. I’m deeply shaken to the core by the death of Keith. My prayers and wishes go out to the whole Elam family, his son, his friends, beloved ones and the whole GangStarr Foundation. May he shine down on you while he’s now physically away. Guru, you’ll be truely missed. One love from Germany.

  35. […] OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM DJ PREMIER ON THE DEATH OF KEITH ELAM … […]

  36. […] grabbed this from his site. It’s really a crazy state of affairs with the whole Guru, Premo and Solaar situation. I am […]

  37. Hold your head Premier! RIP GURU, gone but NEVER forgotten!! GANGSTARR LIVES ON FOREVER!!!

  38. […] TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER. Mai multe articole: Guru (Gangstarr) a suferit un atac de cordDeclaratia oficiala a familiei lui […]

  39. […] LIVE FROM HEADQCOURTERZ IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY BROTHER, KEITH ELAM, BETTER KNOWN AS GURU OF THE LEGENDARY GANG STARR. […]

  40. love for both of yuo’s from manchester england, i read that and write this with a tear in my eye, making great tracks after great tracks only comes easy to some groups and you guys was one, thanks for all those great lyrics in my car on my walkman and the beats in my soul!

  41. […] Official Statement from DJ Premier on the Death of Keith Elam… Guru SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Jonathan Mannion Remembers Guru", url: […]

  42. All I can say (and really all that need be said) is I don’t get through my Frosh/Soph college years down south, far from my NY home, without the “Step in the Arena” album. Wrote many a “remix” back then in my head walking to class or walking home extending Guru’s verses like we were a duo, always praying for a chance to hear him live, or have Premo remix my joint. But as my years went on, I appreciated the bangers that would keep my parties goin on and keep my head sane (Dwyck, Full Clip, Mass Appeal, Skills, etc). And while you didn’t have me full 100 when went into the Jazzmatazz phase, you deserved every bit of respect for doing something different, expanding your creativity. I am just disappointed we wont be able t witness a VH1 Hip Hop Honors show truly honoring you both as keepers of the Real Hip Hop when the music was really struggling with commercialism. May your soul find peace and may your friends and enemies both live only through your good times.

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  45. Rest on my brother we will always remember what you gave us. Your style, your truth, your flavor! Your legacy will live on as long as those who loved you live! And to my homie premo though we only met once I could tell how real you where and how much love you had for him. Don’t worry the real heads no the truth he loved you just the same

  46. […] I WILL CELEBRATE GURU’S LIFE… I WILL HONOR HIS MEMORY… I WILL GRIEVE WITH THE ELAM FAMILY OVER HIS UNTIMELY DEATH… I WILL REMEMBER THE GANG STARR FOUNDATION AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF GANG STARR WHO CAME BEFORE ME – WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER… MOSTLY, I WILL CHERISH EVERYTHING WE CREATED TOGETHER AS GANG STARR, FOREVER. I’M GONNA MISS HEARING HIS SIGNATURE MONOTONE VOICE WHEN HE WALKS IN THE ROOM, BUT THE SONGS WILL ALWAYS BRING IT BACK TO ME….HIS RHYME FLOWS WERE INSANE, AND I WILL NEVER REMOVE HIM FROM MY HEART AND SOUL…….REST IN PEACE TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER […]

  47. Another one of the saddest day in musical history, one of the unique legend of Hip-Hop is gone, not to mention the word best. Tears in our eyes, ears and souls.
    History about who did what to who is not the topic anymore, it’s ridiculous, no hard feelings in such situation, wisdom…

    Please let the man RIP and deserve all the love where he is now, all the love he gave to the people, along with DJ Premier, all around this world.

    RIP elhamdulilah Guru, live long Premier !

  48. […] Premier,the man who provided the classic beats andf turntablism for Gang Starr, f inally issued a statement on Guru’s passing. While the nonsense with Solar is most unfortunate, it’s starting […]

  49. He influenced me greatly when I was first rhyming and never failed to come with heat. I was getting ready for the next hot Gang Starr album and celebrated when I found out he had successful surgery. This is an unfortunate loss for hip-hop. I pray that you are in His rest now. We will miss you, Guru. –JunSix

  50. […] Via Live From Headqcourterz. […]

  51. Rest in Peace Guru! Big ups to my brother Premier!! I love u man!!

  52. […] waiting to hear from DJ Premier & now here’s his official statement on Guru’s death via Live From Headqcourterz. Hit the jump to see what Premo had to say. R.I.P. Guru & Gang Starr Forever. IT WAS A SAD […]

  53. […] Tagged in: DJ Premier […]

  54. we lost a real duude. i didnt live thru the 90s, but his rhymes really created a spiritual, more intellectual road for me to really become a free man in the mental. f*ck record sales and #s, great music lives on forever, and u & preem gave us all’a that. and to Preem; whatever negativity y’all dun went thru together, don’t let fools judge u or the history and relationship u and guru created together, cuz no one can take that away and no one knows best but u. family fights, too, but no one succeeds without struggling, cuz thas life.

    Rest In Power Guru

    Berto (Bay Area Frisco..)

  55. Peace Preme ! I’m glad to hear you speak on this situation cause a brotha like me was getting really annoyed about that letter in all,but keep ya head up and trust that all the hip hoppers are with YOU ! Gang starr is a group that i also grew up on , I dont know what really happend with yall but what ever it was i understand.Your a stand up dude and i know you will continue to GET YO BOOGIE ON !! R.!.P GURU you ll truly be missed ! DJ LORDJAZZ & Lords of the underground

  56. G.A.N.G to the Starr Son, Gang Starr Forever.

  57. guru you were allways in my heart,since you brought jazznhiphop to me and you will allways be. rest in peace man.

  58. […] Via Live From Headqcourterz. […]

  59. crazy sadness, it’s all I see out my window.

    sorrow in hamburg. sympathize with his family and friends. he was one of the best yet. also sympathize with premier. gang starr, jazzmatzz – untouchable and legendary classics in the history of rap. your music went along with my entire youth. thanks for all the good moments.

    love, respect and sadness from germany

  60. I WISH IT WASN’T TRUE

  61. […] Live From Headqcourterz에서.. IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY BROTHER, KEITH ELAM, BETTER KNOWN AS GURU OF THE LEGENDARY GANG STARR. […]

  62. […] source: Live From Headqcourterz […]

  63. Good for you Dj Premier. Both you and your transitioned brother have influenced generations of fans-across all races and social classes. Your brother Guru can hear you. He is an ancestor now and he will always feel your love. Thank you for having the grace not to join in with the negative energy falling from the lips of another person (I don’t believe it was Guru). Just know in your heart, that Guru is now in the realms of love and love is all there is.

  64. To the Guru family, biological and beyond…sorry for your loss…to the naysayers mouthin off bout stuff they know not of…please hush…and to Preem… only met you once and got an instant positive impression…your statement regarding Guru only serves to reinforce that impression: Class will out…every time!

  65. Beautiful words Priemer. I didn’t believe the crap anyways. Guru is chillin now.

  66. GANGSTARR FOR EVER AND EVER,NO CAN’T CHANGE THAT .IN MY HEART I FEEL FOR THE ELAN,FAMILY AND DJ.PREMIER,MAN I WAS EVEN WAITING FOR ANOTHER ALBUM TO DROP,BUT THE MOMENT OF TRUTH SHOWED UP NOW IS UP TO US,TO KEEP THE LEGACY ALIVE,AND I REPEAT AND YES WITH OUT NO DOUBT WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT,FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.(RIP)GURU DA’ILL KID WITH THE GIFTED RHYMES.PEACE DJ.SHORTWIZ.

  67. rest in peace guru…we all must meet our moment of truth…

    gang starr changed hip hop for me
    shit won’t be the same :(

  68. May God bless Guru and also you Premier. My thoughts and prayers to you and the Elam family in this time of loss. You have once again proved youself a man of dignity and respect with your tasteful response. No man has the power to rewrite history or tarnish the Gang Starr legacy. Thank you for your incredible work!

  69. bless, you premier.

  70. Bless you DJ Premier and may God take Guru into his house. No matter if Guru wrote that or not, it can’t take away from what you two created. Thanks for giving us history and keep making those beats……….

  71. […] He recently commented on the death of the artist he regards as his brother, Guru. To read what he had to say click on Primo’s HeadCourterz Blog link. […]

  72. […] LFH […]

  73. […] TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER. HIP-HOP ADD COMMENTS You can leave a response, or trackback from your own […]

  74. The music lives on like the soul.. That’s the best part about being a musician and doing what we do. RIP Guru.. Thank you for you sharing your gift with all of us. dv-

  75. […] Official Statement from Dj Premier on the Death of Keith ELAM… Guru IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY BROTHER, KEITH […] […]

  76. The best I could do was record this homage to G.U.R.U.–please listen and remember. And let’s all tell our kids there once lived a man who gave this much to hip-hop.

  77. Gangstar for reste my life.

    R.I.P. is so good.

  78. RIP GURU

    Hope you chopping it up with them Jazz legends and Big L……

    Daz from Glasgow, Scotland

  79. Sad days ,these days!we have lost a great Icon of Hip Hop!!!I´had the plesure to meet im in 1995 ,in Switzerland/Bern!! Great Bro!!! His gone but his voice remains forever!!! Rest in Peace Guro…

  80. TRUELY BROOKLYNS FINEST RAPPER WHO KEPT IT REAL AND THRU HIS MUSIC LET U SEE HOW IT WAS AND HOW IT IS IN BROOKLYN. 1 LOVE U WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND LOVED, .. R I P .

  81. Yeah mano! i admire your attitude Premo! you are a grown man!
    you want peace, and always wanted! you are the men this is what our world needs!
    Guro and Premier are for me one reference to be kept in my mind!
    they will never lost they played to win, they got dicipline, and
    their songs reflected our lives our attitudes, our careers.
    I grew up listening to gangstarr! they helped me to be away from
    bad things in my life. They deserve my great respect for that.
    I consider them as my older brothers, so to my men Guro all I have to say is may your soul rest in peace. This long rest will relieve the pain you had with premier. Time is the cure.
    Rest in peace mano!
    From Mozambique- Africa

  82. One of the best yet, fuck that the best. R.I.P. GURU

  83. Well put, heartfelt, and vividly sincere. We lost A GIANT in hip hop, our culture is richer for having had a spirit and creative force like Guru put it down. I met the brothers on numerous occasions and they’ve always been great times. I count myself amongst GSF’s biggest fans. Guru will defninitel live on thru the lives he touched through his gifts and the energy he spread. RIP to Keith Elam aka Keithy E aka Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, supreme big ups to Chris Martin aka the great DJ Premier.

  84. RIP Guru

    Gangstarr had too many classics tracks. Tracks that will last forever in hip hop history. Premiers cut are unmistakeable guru voice unforgettable. Jose Bee, Glasgow UK.

  85. […] half of GangStarr has added his voice to the conversation. Primo released a statement via his blog expressing his sadness over the entire situation. It’s in all caps. I believe it was written […]

  86. […] Preem’s official statement on the death of Guru where he does a fine job of brushing off the shots fired at him in “Guru’s letter.”  However, I think Premier kicking off his tribute mix with “Betrayal” may be a little fishy.  (Much like your mom.) […]

  87. thank u for information

  88. […] from Live From Headquarters. IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY […]

  89. […] From DJ Premier’s blog […]

  90. […] Live From Headqcourterz: IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY […]

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

  92. […] Official Statement on the death of Guru IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL […]

  93. Rip guru you will always be remembered. I will see you tupac big and big l one day. Keep a seat for me waiting. You and preem are one of the best duos if not the best in hip hop. Preem you are my inspiration and the best dj ever in my book. No one cuts like you. The best artists in hip hop all have hits by u. Rip gangstar the music will always live on.

  94. rip to the king of monotone!!! his music lives on foreva….

  95. Fuck that letter man… One of the illest duo ever…your stuff can’t be forgotten..

  96. […] this link for Premier’s statement on Guru’s passing. // « Pitchfork Music Festival 2010 In Photos Comment on our message board […]

  97. RIP

  98. I named him Hip Hop Truth, when i listened to his voice i felt the truth about me coz he mostly flowed about reality and honesty…R.I.P Guru

  99. […] via headqcourterz […]

  100. […] “Official Statement From Dj Premier on the Death of Keith Elam… Guru « In Memory Of Kennet…. Livefromheadqcourterz.wordpress.com. Retrieved […]

  101. […] OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM DJ PREMIER ON THE DEATH OF KEITH ELAM…Yeah mano! i admire your attitude Premo! you are a grown man! you want peace, and always wanted! you are the men this is what our world needs! Guro and Premier are for me one reference to be kept in my mind! […]

  102. […] EventsVideoManifesto21st Apr2010DJ Premier’s Statement On Guru’s Passingby iSpit From Live From Headqcourterz:IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY […]

  103. […] you did not catch the official statement by DJ Premier, you can read it here at the Live From Headqcourterz […]

  104. Remember the feeling you got listening to a nem Gang Starr jam… RIP GURU. The best to ever do it

  105. Remember the feeling you got listening to a nem Gang Starr jam… RIP GURU. The best to ever do it.

  106. I would like to say Guru u are missed & loved not only for your music but for your continued inspiration u give me to include GOD in every aspect of my life including the music I produce & promote
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