One of the greatest MC's to ever touch a microphone, GURU has suffered a heart attack and slipped into a coma the other day. The latest word is that he has had successful surgery, but nothing yet has been detailed regarding his current condition, or whether he has come out of the coma.
Along with D.J. Premier, Gang Starr laid it down and showed that an MC can be intelligent, verbose, and still hard-hitting. Talking about the voice alone, only Chuck D of Public Enemy, and super-legend Rakim can stand with Guru, as far as -FUPPETS- is concerned.
So, in honor of Guru, and hoping he recovers fully, -FUPPETS- brings you a small sampling from the man himself.
GANG STARR - Code Of The Streets
GANG STARR - You Know My Steez
GANG STARR - Full Clip
In the early 90's, Guru created a couple of LP's titled JAZZMATAZZ Volumes I and II. In them he combined Jazz and Hip Hop in a magnificent way. Here is a track from Jazzmatazz Volume II.
JAZZMATAZZ (Guru) - Lifesaver