Gang Starr

Today marks five years since the passing of the emcee Keith “Guru” Elam. The late Hip-Hop icon was best known for his fifteen-year run with DJ Premier as Gang Starr, pumping out classics like “Mass Appeal” and “Just To Get A Rep.” With a gruff voice and rhymes that straddled between street-savvy thinking and exploring challenges faced […]

A year ago today hip-hop lost a great one, Keith “Guru” Elam. The founder of The Gang Starr and creator of the Jazzmatazz movement succumbed to Cancer at the age of 43.

A new clothing line endorsed by the family of the late rapper Keith “Guru” Elam has launched as the one-year anniversary of his death approaches. Guru died from cancer under controversial circumstances on April 19th, 2010, at the age of 48. To celebrate his legacy, the G.U.R.U. Clothing line has teamed with The X Label […]

Now that all the controversy surrounding his death has died down, the family of Keith “Guru” Elam have finally announced plans for a memorial of the Gang Starr rapper.

From VIBE.com As DJ Premier battles it out with fellow larger-than-life rap icon Dr. Dre in VIBE’s Greatest Hip-Hop Producer Of All-Time, the majestic beat visionary behind Gang Starr details the making of the entire studio album catalogue by the landmark duo—prominently fronted by venerable late lyricist Guru. Through groundbreaking musical statements, fist-fights, break-ups and […]

The backlash against producer Solar continues, as the unidentified individual who hacked his Twitter account is conducting full interviews.

The portrait being painted of Solar has been anything but flattering as more and more details about his alleged shady activities come to light. A website dedicated to proving that Solar is a fraud, F**k Solar, has obtained documents that say Keith Elam (Guru’s real name), sold a condo in Rockland County, NY for close […]

Solar, the business partner of Guru, has lashed out at the accusations that he was mentally controlling and physically abusive to the late founder of Gang Starr.

Patricia Elam says the family of Keith “Guru” Elam found out about his death the day after he died, through the media.

Tasha Denham was an employee of Guru & Solar’s 7 Grand Records label as well as the mother of one of Solar’s children.

Back in the 1980s, Bonz Malone was one of the very first hip-hop journalists to seize a place in the mainstream media, writing for Spin and the Village Voice. In later years, Malone moved in to the record business (he was the A&R man who first signed Mobb Deep) and film (he appeared in the […]

With controversy still surrounding the death and post-mortem wishes of the recently deceased Guru (Keith Elam), DJ Premier revealed details on his final hospital meeting with his estranged Gang Starr collaborator.