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Keith “Guru” Elam, rapper with seminal hip-hop group Gangstarr passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer.

Along with his partner-in-crime DJ Premier he made some of the best music I have ever heard. Whilst Premier probably gets more praise for his contribution to hip-hop, Guru was always a great lyricist/vocalist, who always strove to create meaningful, conscious lyrics, but always with an authentic East Coast edge.

I saw Gangstarr live back in 2002/03 and it was a great show, Guru knew how to rock a crowd. Rest in Peace.