Tag Archives: Guru

Remembering Guru (1961 – 2010)

Can’t lie, I jacked this image from 2dopeboyz A year ago to this day, the world lost a true musical visionary.  Keith Edward Elam, better known to hip-hop heads as Guru passed way at 48 years-old due complications resulting from … Continue reading

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Vote For The DaNkest Producer In The Game Today – Final Round

Previously: Vote for the daNkest Producer in the Game Round 4 So it comes to this…a showdown between two legendary New York producers (well, technically Premo’s from Houston, but c’mon).  Each beatsmith is responsible for ushering in a new era … Continue reading

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DaNk Interview With Rakaa

In 2000, Dilated Peoples single-handedly changed the perception of underground hip hop in Southern California and eventually the rest of the world with the release of their debut album, The Platform.  Ten years later, core member, Rakaa Iriscience, is readying … Continue reading

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Vote For The DaNkest Producer In The Game Today – Round 4

Previously: Vote For The DaNkest Producer In The Game Today – Round 3 Today brings us to the fourth round of our daNkest Producer Tournament.  RZA pulled off an impressively close victory over Dr. Dre in Round 3, which is somewhat controversial … Continue reading

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Doo Wop & T.O.N.Y. – We Got Gunz (Solar Diss)

Once again we have a Solar diss track that pretty much says what everyone’s been thinking.  For real, why does this guy even make an attempt at talking to the press and trying to clear his name?  His image is … Continue reading

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Singapore Kane – My Planet [Solar Diss]

“You’s a phony, a fraud, claiming to be God/you’re just mad because your name ain’t Prem, must be hard/and Hip Hop is son is barred, we won’t sleep until your scarred/until your soul burn in hell; a super producer?  Nah/you’s … Continue reading

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Mike Bigga – Guru Salute

The man formerly known as Killer Mike pays tribute to the legendary Guru over “Mass Appeal.” On the track, Mike spits some real talk and lashes out at Solar for being mad sketchy (“the cut’s still on time though the … Continue reading

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DJ Premier’s Tribute To Guru

It seems like DJ Premier didn’t heed the warning in Guru’s  Solar’s letter and put together a tribute to his fallen comrade.  Last night on his show, “Live From HeadQCourterz” on Sirius 40 Hip Hop Nation, Premo laid down a daNk … Continue reading

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More Sketchiness Surrounding Guru?

I’ll be the first to admit, I was pretty sketched out by the open letter that came out following Guru’s death.  It was delivered by his business partner, Solar, who has been suspected of utilizing Guru’s illness and hospitalization to … Continue reading

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Guru Out of Coma…Sketchy Business on the Horizon?

Some may have heard that legendary emcee and one-half of Gang Starr, Guru underwent surgery following a heart attack he suffered last weekend.  Not wanting to jinx Baldhead Slick, I neglected to comment on the issue, praying for the best.  … Continue reading

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