Photo courtesy of Barbara Mürdter
April 20th, 2010 – 2010 looks to be a pretty difficult year for fans of hip hop music. First Nujabes passes away, now Guru. He was one half of the duo Gang Starr, widely considered one of the greatest hip hop groups.
Guru was suffering from an aggressive cancer and passed away yesterday. A letter was released by his current collaborator, Solar, that allegedly was written by Guru when he came out of a coma briefly. In it, he lays out how he’d like his estate to be dealt with and has some angry words for DJ Premier, the other half of Gang Starr. There is quite a bit of controversy about the letter.
Regardless of that drama, Guru leaves behind a rich musical legacy. Rest in peace Guru.