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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 17 July 1961Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 19 April 2010Suffern, New York, USA  (complications of multiple myeloma)
Birth NameKeith Elam
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The 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.

Trivia (7)

He was half of the legendary hip-hop group Gang Starr with DJ Premier.
Guru is an backronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.
Released a series of solo albums called "Jazzmatazz.".
The third album in the series titled "Streetsoul" featured guest vocalists such as Macy Gray, Erykah Badu, and Kelis. It also featured versions of Herbie Hancock's "Timeless" and Isaac Hayes's "Night Vision"; the track "Certified" credited British singer-songwriter 'Lynsey de Paul' as co-writer, since it interpolated the Klaus Wunderlich version of her song "Sugar Me.".
His father is a judge in Boston.
He was hospitalized in late February 2010 after suffering cardiac arrest and was in a coma.
Music producer with close friend and collaborator Solar.

Personal Quotes (1)

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.

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