DJ Premier (left) hails from Houston while Guru is from Boston
Writing this in February, it's important for me to reflect on the impact Gang Starr, and specifically MC Guru, had upon the development of East coast rap. After all, it was one year ago when Guru slipped into a coma. He passed away from cancer-related causes on April 19, 2010.
Guru was born in 1966 and was 48 years old
Years before his death, Guru said that he wished his work as the vocal half of Gang Starr could not be associated with his ex-DJ (premier). Their relationship had become strained even before his passing.
Check out my favorite songs of Gang Starr's:
The "Make your head explode just by my lyrical content" line gets me every time