Friday April 19th marks the three-year anniversary of the passing of Gang Starr’s lead MC Keith Edward Elam aka Guru. To commemorate his life producer Marco Poloteamed up with Talib Kweli and Guru’s partner DJ Premier for this tribute song, “G.U.R.U.”
“I decided to leak this record one day early to ensure DJ’s and everyone can have it ready for his anniversary and it can be played tomorrow,” says Marco Polo. “This is one of the most important records I’ve ever been a part of. Thank you to Talib Kweli and DJ Premier for being a part of this incredible record! Please help share this record and celebrate the life of an artist who influenced myself and so many others in Hip-Hop and music period! R.I.P. Keith Edward Elam aka G.U.R.U. (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal)!”
This song also serves as the lead-single from Marco Polo’s forthcoming LP, PA2: The Director’s Cut, which will be released in July 2013 on SoulSpazm Records.