R.I.P. Guru

Today marks the anniversary of the legendary hip hop MC/Artist Keith Elam, aka GURU. I met Guru in New York a few times when I was working for the former MCA Records shooting/producing behind the scenes footage for The Roots. My experience of him was that he could definitely be a little brash and aggressive at times, but was usually respectful and cool. Guru was beyond passionate about art/hip hop and not only truly embodied the essence of hip hop culture but was a key pioneer/creator/cultivator. As they say, rap is something you do…hip hop is something you live. Below are two of my favorite Gangstarr/Guru jams. Rest in Paradise to the God Guru…