Guru’s Family Makes a Statement

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As many people expected, and as Bumpy Knuckles very clearly stated yesterday, there was no way Guru wrote that letter (or made any sort of statement for that matter.)

The Elam family wishes to thank the fans of our son/brother/father uncle/nephew/cousin Keith aka GURU for the outpouring of love, concern and support.

Our hearts are broken by the loss of someone we loved so much. GURU was devoted to his young son, who will most keenly feel his absence.

GURU suffered from multiple myeloma for over a year. Accrued complications from this illness led to respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. As a result, GURU was in a coma from mid February until his death and never regained consciousness. Early on the morning of April 19th, he became hypertensive due to low blood pressure. He again went into cardiac arrest and slipped away from us.

GURU died far too young but he was, and we are, proud of all his many legendary musical contributions.

The family is not aware of any foundations established by GURU. We know and understand that countless fans want to express their condolences and love and, to that end, we are planning a memorial event in the near future that will be all-inclusive. Please look for further details from the family as they become available.

from The Elam Family

It was also brought to our attention that Guru’s account on Twitter is still being used.

Source: Live from HeadQcourterz


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94 Responses to “Guru’s Family Makes a Statement”

  1. Joe 88 Says:

    It was also brought to our attention that Guru’s account on Twitter is still being used.

    ^Damn.

  2. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Wow. It’s only a matter of time before someone twists Solar’s head off (ll)

  3. The Shot Clock Says:

    Premier’s half moon >

    (n)

  4. Dewill Says:

    Who is this Solar guy??[||]

  5. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Wow. It’s only a matter of time before someone twists Solar’s head off
    ===============================================
    Hopefully sooner then later.

  6. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    ________________________________________________SOLAR=COCKSUCKER.

  7. Danbury Says:

    # AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Wow. It’s only a matter of time before someone twists Solar’s head off
    ===============================================
    Hopefully sooner then later.

    ^^^

    Might do it myself. [||]

  8. Windy City Villian Says:

    Solar is gonna have to go into hiding for the foreseeable future.

  9. FUPM618 Says:

    SOLAR=COCKSUCKER.

    ^^^word

  10. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    #FUCKSOLAR IF IM WRONG PROVE ME WRONG!! GURU HAS A FAMILY THAT DIDNT BEAT HIM UP & PHYSICALLY ABUSE HIM YOU BITCHMADE WHORE!!! – Bumpy Knuckles Twitter

    This shit is just sad man.

  11. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT? Says:

    yo call up jeru, lets get this motherfucker.

  12. FUPM618 Says:

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  13. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    It was also brought to our attention that Guru’s account on Twitter is still being used.

    ^

    thas fucked up.

  14. London Bloke Says:

    This whole situation is foul

  15. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    kevfrescura de talco Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 10:49 am
    It was also brought to our attention that Guru’s account on Twitter is still being used.

    ^

    thas fucked up.

    ^^^
    _____________________________________________________SOLAR=Cocksucker.

  16. Windy City Villian Says:

    #FUCKSOLAR IF IM WRONG PROVE ME WRONG!! GURU HAS A FAMILY THAT DIDNT BEAT HIM UP & PHYSICALLY ABUSE HIM YOU BITCHMADE WHORE!!! – Bumpy Knuckles Twitter

    ^^

    What’s the context of that? Is he saying that Solar beat up Guru? Or that Solar claimed that his family was beating him?

  17. Danbury Says:

    Damn, Guru didn’t deserve to go out like this.

  18. dw Says:

    That nigga Solar gonna catch a bad one fo sho for this fuckery!

  19. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    lol@ cs88

    indeed homie.

  20. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT? Says:

    on an unrelated note: it looks like premo and lil fame got some family relation. they kind of look a like.

  21. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    What’s the context of that? Is he saying that Solar beat up Guru?
    ===============================================
    Yeah, I think that’s what he’s saying. That’s what’s really crazy, that this dude Solar had Guru under pressure like that. Someone shoulda stepped up on Guru’s behalf if he wasn’t strong enough to do it on his own.

  22. landlord Says:

    yo 618..

    LMAO @ Volquez…

    i heard that this morning and died… that explains his Mardis Gras float sized head… and how ridiculous he looks with that big Reds hat and them wayward locks …

    that nigga look cartoonishly funny … like a retarded Donald Faison… good pitcher when he’s on, though …

  23. Rey Says:

    Fucked up situation. Solar thinks he’s gonna piggyback off GURU’s memory/legacy, but all he’s doing is setting himself up for the mother of all Black Listings.

  24. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Fucked up situation. Solar thinks he’s gonna piggyback off GURU’s memory/legacy, but all he’s doing is setting himself up for the mother of all ass whuppings.

    Fixed*

    What was Solar doing before he brainwashed Guru?

  25. Cashmere Cavalli aka Debonair Cavalier Says:

    this shit is becoming more and more like an episode of SVU

  26. nestle snipes Says:

    what man lets another man beat him up and abuse him?

  27. Rey Says:

    lol @ Amp.. Yeah, curb stomping too.

  28. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    all he’s doing is setting himself up for the mother of all Black Listings.

    ^

    pretty much.

  29. FUPM618 Says:

    Mardis Gras float sized head… and how ridiculous he looks with that big Reds hat and them wayward locks …

    ^^^lmao…..word i always thought he looked mad ewokish…..

  30. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT? Says:

    solar is just a bitter ole ninja because he could never fuck with the classics premo cut for guru.

  31. Beezy Says:

    sad situation

  32. Joe 88 Says:

    nestle snipes Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 10:56 am
    what man lets another man beat him up and abuse him?

    ^I was thinking the same thing.

  33. Harlem World Says:

    This nigga Solar…this is some other shit

    R.I.P Guru

  34. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT? Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 10:58 am
    nestle snipes Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 10:56 am
    what man lets another man beat him up and abuse him?

    ^I was thinking the same thing.

    —————

    a homosexual, literally.

    but i ain’t sending no shots at guru. suspect is all i’m sayin O_o

  35. nation Says:

    >> Someone shoulda stepped up on Guru’s behalf if he wasn’t strong enough to do it on his own.

    really?

  36. FUPM618 Says:

    I haven’t really been keeping up with that guru/solar shit….Them cats had a weird relationship….

  37. Joey Profit$ Says:

    Wow. It’s only a matter of time before someone twists Solar’s head off (ll)

    ^^^^

    Someone needs to

  38. 007 Says:

    Co sign who ever said its lookin like a SVU episode

    Nothin bout this story adds up. Solar lookin mad shady and suspicious Guru made him power of attorney Solar clearly got some dirt on him.
    Sound like they were lovers itll come out eventually.

  39. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    ^^^
    _____________________________________________________SOLAR=Cocksucker

  40. Harlem World Says:

    # Joe 88 Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 10:58 am

    nestle snipes Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 10:56 am
    what man lets another man beat him up and abuse him?

    ^I was thinking the same thing.
    ^^

    Come on man,.Guru never claimed to be no fighter…plus im sure there are some people who find that fruit physically intimidating…i would have loved to have kulfi smacked Solar tho

  41. Jersey*made*me Says:

    what man lets another man beat him up and abuse him?

    ^^

    A person that’s emotionally and/or romantically tied,like lovers. The only other ways are father/son or big brother/little brother.

  42. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    yea, just allowing a man to beat/abuse you, also a man, is kinda suss.

  43. Dewill Says:

    Come on man,.Guru never claimed to be no fighter…plus im sure there are some people who find that fruit physically intimidating…i would have loved to have kulfi smacked Solar tho

    ^^^^
    SOOOOO…wait… This nigga Solar was beating on Guru???

  44. London Bloke Says:

    * Noz’s it up*

    * uses situation to insult Eskay*

  45. Shooter Says:

    lol, Bumpy Knuckles twitter account (n) >>>

  46. nestle snipes Says:

    No disrespect to the dead, but this is a Soap Opera/Novel.

    Solar needs to be lynched.

    Bumpy Knuckles stepping up to the plate.

  47. ODEMIC Says:

    Joe 88 Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 10:58 am
    nestle snipes Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 10:56 am
    what man lets another man beat him up and abuse him?

    ^I was thinking the same thing.

    ^

    a man going through end-stage cancer with an asshole whom he thought was his bretheren

  48. Joe 88 Says:

    You don’t have to be a fighter to defend yourself.

  49. London Bloke Says:

    Making false statements on behalf of a guy in a coma is so low (n) its unimaginable

  50. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    This nigga Solar was beating on Guru???

    ^

    even as a question this just sounds so fucked up and tragic. bad hit for the legacy yo.

  51. Shooter Says:

    This Is How You Use Twitter: #FUCKSOLAR YOU BITCHASS WANNABE CLOWNASS PUSSY WANNABE PREMOASS WACK MUTHAFUCKA!!!!! & IAINT MAD YET!!! – Bumpy Knuckles

  52. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    # nation Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 11:00 am

    >> Someone shoulda stepped up on Guru’s behalf if he wasn’t strong enough to do it on his own.

    really?
    ===================
    If that’s my homeboy and I see him letting somebody punk him, I’m gonna step up and see what’s popping.

    But cats in Guru’s circle might’ve have known that was his “man” and chose to stay out of it.

    I figure Preemo isn’t saying much out of respect for Guru, but someone needs to say something.

  53. London Bloke Says:

    Charles Hamilton > Solar

    It terms of musicians disrepecting the dead

  54. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Premier’s half moon >

    (n)

    ^ I was just about to write that lol

  55. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT? Says:

    “viciously, i make history, instantly. those other lame ass loser ass niggas, they can’t fuck with me”

  56. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    # London Bloke Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Charles Hamilton > Solar

    It terms of musicians disrepecting the dead
    =======================================
    Son, you’re really irking the shit out of me today.

    Why don’t you become Solar’s latest prodigy and go get ass raped.

  57. Jersey*made*me Says:

    All i’m saying is,WHERE IS GURU’S BITCH??

    Usually a niggas wifey will come to the forefront in times like this.

  58. Dewill Says:

    Mane yall shittin me bout this nigga beaten on Guru…Aint No way in hell..

  59. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT? Says:

    bumpy is about to go in on this man.

    pause.

  60. nestle snipes Says:

    SMH @ Bumpy Knuckles having a twitter…

    a 50 year old rapper has a twitter…

    smh…

  61. Joey Profit$ Says:

    Before it’s all said and done I think Solar will be hiding with Bin Landen.

    Freddie Foxx is calling the whole UN on this nigga lol

  62. landlord Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=JXCo_lR3Pp0&feature=related

    Gangstarr – “You Know My Steez” video >>>>>>>>>

  63. Joey Profit$ Says:

    SMH @ Bumpy Knuckles having a twitter…

    a 50 year old rapper has a twitter…

    smh…

    ^^^

    I bet you wouldn’t say that to his face – lol

  64. mihau Says:

    cant bumpy knuckles just shut the fuck up and mind his own business? which currently seems to be mainly beatin up people. idiot.

  65. Cashmere Cavalli aka Debonair Cavalier Says:

    Bumpy basically put a worldwide hit out on Solar via Twitter

    LMAO

  66. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    nestle snipes Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 11:09 am
    SMH @ Bumpy Knuckles having a twitter…

    a 50 year old rapper has a twitter…

    smh…

    ^^^
    Freddy Foxxx is a real life Mr.T

  67. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    a 50 year old rapper has a twitter…

    ^

    members of congress use twitter hoots. whas the issue?

  68. nestle snipes Says:

    i wanna see bumpy knuckles bring that drama to maino…

    maino and co will have that nigga in the emergency room..

    I don’t condone violence…but the fuck boy freddie foxx needs to stay out of it…

  69. landlord Says:

    yeah…its pretty safe to assume that Guru and Solar were Mo’s…

    the kind of cancer he died from is common in AIDS patients…

    wow …

  70. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    yo call up jeru, lets get this motherfucker.

    ^^^

    Jeru, not so much – Foxxx, M.O.P and Screwball, on the other hand….

  71. ODEMIC Says:

    respect GURU for what he contributed and forget the homophobia. Whether Solar was his dj or his gay lover is irrelevant, Solar’s a clown either way.

    niggas act so surprised to hear a rapper is a homo…. when some of y’all’s favorites are bullers. smh.

  72. nestle snipes Says:

    # kevfrescura de talco Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 11:12 am

    a 50 year old rapper has a twitter…

    ^

    members of congress use twitter hoots. whas the issue?

    ^the fact that he types like this “Y3AH N1GGA FUK!!”

    come on grow up…

  73. landlord Says:

    Freddy Foxxx is a real life Mr.T

    ——–

    word to “Militia”

  74. Troyvul Says:

    Okay this is getting out of control…

    Like its clear these guys were homo’s Solar was giving him the Good D, and had Guru turnt out, signing power of attroney’s and shit. Why people acting like 1+1 isnt 2

    No disrespect though

  75. London Bloke Says:

    Yo Amp you just aggy cause i called you a CJ flunkie

    Not my fault your a grown ass man with an e-dad

    Dont talk sideways at my direction

  76. Jokes Says:

    Bumpy on Twitter????

    This is some sad shit tho. RIP G.U.R.U.

  77. landlord Says:

    ^the fact that he types like this “Y3AH N1GGA FUK!!”

    come on grow up…

    ———–

    LMAO

  78. Joey Profit$ Says:

    cant bumpy knuckles just shut the fuck up and mind his own business? which currently seems to be mainly beatin up people. idiot.

    ^^^^^

    Solar you should just log off now and stay away from latin america, china, & Austrilia hell you’re not even safe with the germans – lol.

  79. London Bloke Says:

    Troyvul Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 11:14 am
    Okay this is getting out of control…

    Like its clear these guys were homo’s Solar was giving him the Good D,

    ^

    this is never be typed by a hetero

    #noshots

  80. b Says:

    500 PUSHUPS BEFORE 11:30>>>>>>>>>>

  81. 007 Says:

    #Like its clear these guys were homo’s Solar was giving him the Good D, and had Guru turnt out, signing power of attroney’s and shit. Why people acting like 1+1 isnt 2

    ^
    As real as it gets right there

    There goin be so many rappers comin out the closet in the future it really aint a big deal anymore. They were gay big deal. He still is a hip hop hall of famer

  82. Rey Says:

    # b Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 11:17 am

    500 PUSHUPS BEFORE 11:30>>>>>>>>>>

    ^^^

    A, C-Z > B

  83. b Says:

    Rey Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 11:21 am
    # b Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 11:17 am

    500 PUSHUPS BEFORE 11:30>>>>>>>>>>

    ^^^

    A, C-Z > B

    ^^ LOL u really aRE A CORNMUFFIN

  84. sowait Says:

    This is crazy that dude solar is a sick muthafucka that needs to seek help man. Dude is dead and you putting out statements seemingly trying to out your intimate relationship with the man plus making it a semi-willing stating who will raise the mans child and accept awards on his behalf? Yet claiming it to be a letter to fans? Who tells their fans who they want to care for their child? Perhaps, Solar always wanted Guru but never could get him to swing that way? Perhaps, Solar is some kinda of pee-defile and wants to have his way with dudes kid? Why does he want to raise dudes son? WTF is going on??? This is pure madness!

  85. moresickaMC Says:

    RIP Guru

    Gangstarr is HipHop

    some1 should do a Guru quotables post. dude wasnt the illest MC but has mad quotables

  86. Knuckz Says:

    Solar is a foul Individual for this shit

  87. smog Says:

    i cannot believe dudes is talking ill about GURU at this time questioning his manhood, GURU was the definition of a man who stood up for his community and his principals and enlightened us all with his presence

    RIP GURU
    GANGSTARR FOREVER

  88. Rec Says:

    R.I.P. Solar

  89. eboc Says:

    i cannot believe dudes is talking ill about GURU at this time questioning his manhood, GURU was the definition of a man who stood up for his community and his principals and enlightened us all with his presence
    —–

    so basically if it turns out these two were indeed partners, we should not look at Guru as a man anymore….lol so backwards

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    Unsuper Solaar is ripe for a beat down…

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  93. J. Caesar Says:

    rip guru…this clown solar is gonna get his ass kicked

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