Gangstarr’s Guru Loses His Battle With Cancer


The Hip-Hop world has lost another legend as Gangstarr’s Keith “Guru” Elam lost his fight with cancer on Monday, a month after the cancer-stricken artist collapsed and went into a coma.


The veteran MC was just 43-years old.

His production and business partner Solar released a statement saying:

“The world has lost one of the best MCs and Hip-Hop icons of all-time — my loyal best friend, partner, and brother, Guru.  Guru has been battling cancer for well over a year and has lost his battle!

This is a matter that Guru wanted private until he could beat it, but tragically, this did not happen. The cancer took him. Now the world has lost a great man and a true genius.


Guru formed Gangstarr with DJ Premiere back in 1986 and they put out six albums including the classics “Daily Operation” and “Moment of Truth”

Guru will be missed.

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