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Guru (VIII) (1961–2010)

Guru was born on July 17, 1961 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Keith Elam. He died on April 19, 2010 in Suffern, New York, USA. See full bio »

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(age 48) in Suffern, New York, USA

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Known For

Grand Theft Auto III
(2001)
Menace II Society
Menace II Society Soundtrack
(1993)
Freedom Writers
Freedom Writers Soundtrack
(2007)
Trespass
Trespass Soundtrack
(1992)

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 2017 All Eyez on Me (writer: "Chief Rocka" - as Keith Elam)
 2016 Little Boxes (performer: "Look to the Sun") / (writer: "Look to the Sun" - as Keith Elam)
 2011 The Lincoln Lawyer (writer: "Moment of Truth" - as Keith Elam)
 2010 Holy Rollers (writer: "Loungin'" - as Elam, Keith)
 2009 Fish Tank (writer: "Just to Get a Rep (Explicit)" - as Keith Elam)
 2009 Notorious (writer: "Machine Gun Funk" - as Guru)
 2008 The Wackness (writer: "Summertime")
 2007 Redline (performer: "The Streets Ain't Safe" - as Guru) / (writer: "The Streets Ain't Safe" - as Keith Elam)
 2007 Freedom Writers (as Keith Elam, "Code Of The Streets")
 2005 Coach Carter (as Keith Elam, "Same Team, No Games")
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business (writer: "Put Up or Shut Up" - as K. Elam)
 2001 Training Day (writer: "Tha Squeeze" - as Keith Elam)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (performer: "ANY GIVEN SUNDAY" - as Guru) / (writer: "ANY GIVEN SUNDAY" - as Keith Elam)
 1998 Caught Up (writer: "Work" - as K. Elam)
 1997 The Sixth Man (performer: "Illest Man") / (writer: "Illest Man" - as Keith Elam)
 1996 When the Cat's Away (performer: "Life Saver" - as Guru)
 1996 Girls Town (as Guru, "In Memory of Nikki")
 1994 Ready to Wear (performer: "Transit Ride" - as Guru) / (writer: "Transit Ride" - as Keith Elam)
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood (as Keith Elam, "Le bien, le mal") / (performer: "Le bien, le mal" - as Guru)
 1993 Addams Family Values (lyrics: "Do It Any Way You Wanna (It's on You)" - as Keith Elam) / (performer: "Do It Any Way You Wanna (It's on You)" - as Guru)
 1993 Menace II Society (writer: "STOP LOOKIN' AT ME" - as K. Elam)
 1992 Trespass (writer: "Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)" - as Keith Elam)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Keith Elam | The Guru | Guru feat. Chaka Khan

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

Actions have reactions, don't be quick to judge, you may not know the hardships people don't speak of. It's best to sit back, and observe with couth, for we all must meet our moment of truth.

Trivia:

He was half of the legendary hip-hop group Gang Starr with DJ Premier. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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