Friday, April 23, 2010

R.I.P. Keith "Guru" Elam

Full Clip 2010
available for free download on Sampler 3 at

I wrote and recorded this track because I felt like I owed it to him [Guru]. If it weren't for Gang Starr, King [Koopa] and I would probably have never gotten into the Hip Hop that we love practicing today. I remember when I first saw the video for "Rite Where U Stand" that I had to get this album! Because of that song, Gang Starr introduced me to a new sound, Underground Hip Hop. Them being from the old school/golden era of Hip Hop also introduced me to Old School Hip Hop so I am very thankful for them. I was very sad and hurt when I heard the unfortunate news of Guru's passing because I always dreamed of seeing a live Gang Starr show but I am grateful to have been presented with the great music that he gave to his many fans. On behalf of the Planet Ox fam, Guru, you will be truly missed.

Keith "Guru" Elam (July 17, 1966 – April 19, 2010) - rest in paradise