Friday, April 23, 2010

R.I.P. Guru

Just want to take a moment of reflection on the sad passing of one of the great pioneers of intelligent and reflective hip hop; Guru from Gangstarr. His career alongside DJ Premier produced some of the finest moments in the cerebral and musical development of hip hop in the early to mid nighties.

My remembrance of him through his work was the great LP 'Moment of Truth' LP containing an incredible amount of advice, insight and empathy through his vocals. Guru's journey from Boston to New York to produce some of the great cornerstone works of hip hop.

His contribution to Hip Hop should never be forgotton, long may his legacy influence the genre and the world.

"Ive just been thinking about the situation for the todays youth you know the seeds man
Whats your opinion on the that?

No matter your religion is islam, christianity judiasm boodah ism old school izm or new school izm If we're not schooling the youth, children with the wisdom then the sins of the father will visit the children and thats not keeping it real, thats keeping it wrong...." - Guru, from 'Moment of Truth' LP

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