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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 »


(age 48) in Suffern, New York, USA

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Known For

Any Given Sunday Soundtrack
Training Day Soundtrack
The Lincoln Lawyer Soundtrack


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 2020 The Forty-Year-Old Version (writer: "Clay" - as Keith Elam)
 2018 BaseBoys (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oliver svigter Mathilde (2018) ... (writer: "Sicko Mode" - uncredited)
 2018 Travis Scott Feat. Drake: Sicko Mode (Video short) (writer: "Sicko Mode" - as Keith Elam)
 2018 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Awkwafina/Travis Scott (2018) ... (writer: "Sicko Mode")
 2017 Mr. Robot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk (2017) ... (writer: "Moment of Truth" - as Keith Elam, uncredited)
 2017 Animal Kingdom (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Will Be Gutted (2017) ... (writer: "Work")
 2017 All Eyez on Me (writer: "Chief Rocka" - as Keith Elam)
 2017 The Breaks (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Substitution (2017) ... (writer: "Words I Manifest (Remix)")
- Hard to Handle (2017) ... (writer: "Just to Get a Rep")
 2017 Crown Heights (writer: "Just To Get a Rep" - uncredited)
 2016 Little Boxes (performer: "Look to the Sun") / (writer: "Look to the Sun" - as Keith Elam)
 2015 Kill Your Friends (writer: "Blowing Up The Spot")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Full Clip", "Mass Appeal (Instrumental)")
 2011 The Lincoln Lawyer (writer: "Moment of Truth" - as Keith Elam)
 2010 The Joe Rogan Experience (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joe Rogan (2010) ... (writer: "Full Clip")
 2010 Holy Rollers (writer: "Loungin'")
 2009 Fish Tank (writer: "Just to Get a Rep (Explicit)" - as Keith Elam)
 2009 Notorious (writer: "Machine Gun Funk")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) ("Who's Gonna Take the Weight?", uncredited)
 2007 Redline (performer: "The Streets Ain't Safe") / (writer: "The Streets Ain't Safe" - as Keith Elam)
 2007 Freedom Writers (as Keith Elam, "Code Of The Streets")
  Friday Night Lights (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Crossing the Line (2006) ... (performer: "Knowledge of Self" - uncredited) / (writer: "Knowledge of Self" - uncredited)
 2005 True Crime: New York City (Video Game) (writer: "Full Clip" - as Keith Elam)
 2005 Coach Carter (as Keith Elam, "Same Team, No Games")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (writer: "B.Y.S." - uncredited)
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business (writer: "Put Up or Shut Up")
 2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Video Game) (writer: "Mass Appeal" - uncredited)
 2002 Biggie & Tupac (Documentary) (writer: "The Militia", "The Rep Grows Bigga")
 2001 Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 (Video Game) (producer: "Moment of Truth" - uncredited)
 2001 Training Day (writer: "Tha Squeeze" - as Keith Elam)
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Code of the Streets" - as Keith Elam)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (performer: "Any Given Call") / (writer: "Any Given Call" - as Keith Elam)
 1999 Skate and Destroy (Video Game) (writer: "Just to Get a Rep" - as Keith Elam)
 1998 Caught Up (writer: "Work")
 1997 Soul in the Hole (Documentary) (writer: "The Planet")
 1997 The Sixth Man (performer: "Illest Man") / (writer: "Illest Man" - as Keith Elam)
 1996 When the Cat's Away (performer: "Life Saver")
 1996 Girls Town ("In Memory of Nikki")
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 August 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Watch What You Say")
 1994 Stolen Moments.: Red Hot+Cool (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Time Is Moving On") / (writer: "Time Is Moving On" - as Keith Elam)
 1994 Ready to Wear (performer: "Transit Ride") / (writer: "Transit Ride" - as Keith Elam)
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood (as Keith Elam, "Le bien, le mal") / (performer: "Le bien, le mal")
 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)")
 1993 Menace II Society (writer: "STOP LOOKIN' AT ME")
 1992 Trespass (writer: "Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)" - as Keith Elam)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Keith Elam | The Guru


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.


He was hospitalized in late February 2010 after suffering cardiac arrest and was in a coma. See more »

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