Farewell: Guru

. Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gangstarr feat. nice & smooth (1992)

A sad follow up to this earlier post. Keith Elam, a.k.a Guru of Gangstarr, passed away Monday after a long and private battle with cancer. He was 43.

This is DWYCK, a song I first heard as part of the soundtrack to Underworld Element's groundbreaking 1993 New York street skateboarding video Skypager. Later that same year came Now Your Mine, used for Eric Koston's part in 101's Falling Down, and it was then that I became officially hooked on Gangstarr.

Rest in peace Guru, thanks for the inspiration.


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