Guru Out of Surgery, Recovering

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Good news and bad news. Guru’s surgery went well and he is recovering. Unfortunately, he’s not out of the woods yet. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed or pray or whatever it is we individually do when we’re hoping for the best.

I can’t overstate the importance of Gangstarr and Guru to me during my formative years. Over the span of about 5 years him and Preem, along with artists like Redman, Lord Finesse and ATCQ were the center of my rap universe. I can honestly say that this site wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for these cats.

Get well soon brother.


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96 Responses to “Guru Out of Surgery, Recovering”

  1. D. Billz Says:

    “Gang Starr… has got to be the sureshot”

  2. a tribe called quest Says:

    ExhibitC > any hiphop song in the last 10yrs (since takeover/ether)

  3. Harlem World Says:

    ExhibitC > any hiphop song in the last 10yrs (since takeover/ether)

    ^^
    Get the fuck outta here!!

  4. Harlem World Says:

    Good to hear Guru recovering. Gangstarr influenced a lot of people.

  5. a tribe called quest Says:

    name a better song that has done more than Exhibit C

  6. dafirestarta Says:

    time to trade in my modern warfare 2 i see

  7. rex hussla Says:

    My pops went through similar things a couple years back and he’s recovered and doing well now. Similar age too. There’s hope man…wish nothing but the best for Guru and his friends and family. Shit is tough.

  8. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    ExhibitC > any hiphop song in the last 10yrs (since takeover/ether)

    ^^^
    lmao. you smoke too much

  9. lo k Says:

    *cues Hard to Earn*

  10. a tribe called quest Says:

    *waits*

  11. NovemberEnd Says:

    Maino – Trina, Kim Or Nicki
    ^^^^^^^^
    Nicki by default

  12. why? Says:

    Middle finger to whoever started a rumor yesterday saying Guru is dead.

    *Books thrown*

  13. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    *waits*

    ^^
    nobody outside the rap-blogosphere even knows this song.

  14. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    99 Problems >> Exhibit C

    to begin with.

  15. Harlem World Says:

    name a better song that has done more than Exhibit C

    ^

    I Really Mean It/Dipset Anthem/whole Blueprint album/one for peedi crakk/roc just fire>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>exhibit c

  16. Harlem World Says:

    What We Do >>> Exhibit C

  17. a tribe called quest Says:

    nobody outside the rap-blogosphere even knows this song.

    –its on hot97, on regular rotation. being spun by people who want to get down and pretending they been up on J.E. So the City is open to it.

  18. Harlem World Says:

    Exhibit A >>Exhibit C

  19. Harlem World Says:

    She Wants To Move >>> Exhibit C

  20. Fresh Huxtable Says:

    A Tribe Called Quest
    6 mins ago
    ExhibitC > any hiphop song in the last 10yrs (since takeover/ether)

    ^^its an interesting argument.

    But is it really better than, say, Hurt Me Soul, where the freakin hooks were more lyrical than a lot of other people’s albums and he was spitting that real? Is it better than international players anthem? Is it better than every song in Kanye’s catalog? Is it better than “Desire” off Pharoahe Monch’s album?

    Maybe. But by the time you get to a certain level, it’s like Lambo vs Ferrari or Angelina vs Halle or the Hamptons vs Malibu. It’s impossible to say what’s best among artistic excellence is,
    once you’re at the pinnacle, it’s all about preferences.

    *writes that last couplet down, may use that I a song*

  21. Harlem World Says:

    Hold You Down >>> Exhibit C

  22. Harlem World Says:

    Hovi Baby >> Fuck all nite (ll) >>> Exhibit C

  23. Harlem World Says:

    Santanas Town >> Exhibit C

  24. Harlem World Says:

    I Get Money >>>>>>>> Exhibit C

  25. rex hussla Says:

    Harlem World Says:

    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    Exhibit A >>Exhibit C
    __________________________

    as time has passed…I co-sign this…both ill though

  26. a tribe called quest Says:

    But is it really better than, say, Hurt Me Soul, where the freakin hooks were more lyrical than a lot of other people’s albums and he was spitting that real? Is it better than international players anthem? Is it better than every song in Kanye’s catalog? Is it better than “Desire” off Pharoahe Monch’s album?

    –yes, yes, maybe not but most of kanyes great songs dont get introduced as singles, omg yes.

  27. Harlem World Says:

    Breathe >>> Exhibit C

  28. Remixznflow Says:

    @HW

    LOL.. c’mon son.. you killin em..

  29. a tribe called quest Says:

    # rex hussla Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Harlem World Says:

    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    Exhibit A >>Exhibit C
    __________________________

    as time has passed…I co-sign this…both ill though

    – cosign, only cause im tired of C.

  30. NovemberEnd Says:

    #

    # Harlem World Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Exhibit A >>Exhibit C
    ^^^^^
    its a better track but the better songs (in general) don’t necessarily make an impact…Exhibit C is everywhere radio, freestyles, blendtapes etc..

  31. Harlem World Says:

    So Seductive >>> Exhibit C

  32. a tribe called quest Says:

    Keep trying HW, you’ll get there

  33. Remixznflow Says:

    Exhibit C definitely is a classic type song…

    not sure if its ALL that though…

  34. a tribe called quest Says:

    Harlem World aka resident Jay Stan aka Jayz taint tester aka Elliot Wilson???

    I forgot whos who on here

  35. rex hussla Says:

    NEW YORK — Police say they are considering whether to charge Naomi Campbell after her driver says she slapped and punched him while he was driving her around New York City.

    A law enforcement official says the 39-year-old model became enraged with the driver and started to hit him from the back seat on Tuesday afternoon.

    The official says the driver stopped the car in midtown Manhattan and called 911. He says Campbell jumped out of the car and ran away.

    LMAO oh no not again

  36. why? Says:

    Stan, Get By, Last Call, Hate It or Love It , Gone, All Caps, Carrera Lu, Ride Around Shining, Can’t Tell Me Nothing, A Milli, Royal Flush Andre 3000 verse, Exhibit A, Auditorium > Exhibit C

    I missed a lot more songs.

  37. Harlem World Says:

    Tribe:

    a) it is impossible for me to be a Camel stan, so try again…
    b) all those tracks >>>>> Exhibit C..

  38. Harlem World Says:

    Hollywood Divorce >>> Exhibit C

  39. Harlem World Says:

    Letter to BIG >> Exhibit C

  40. Shooter Says:

    American Terrorist > Exhibit C

  41. Harlem World Says:

    Two Can Win >> exhibit c

  42. Harlem World Says:

    La Rhumba >> Exhibit C

    Tic Toc (alchemist) >> Exhibit C

    Amerie: Fall In Love >> Exhibit C

    Ink My Whole Body >> Exhibit C

  43. verses Says:

    # Harlem World Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    So Seductive >>> Exhibit C

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    *chuckles*

  44. Remixznflow Says:

    Hollywood Divorce >>> Exhibit C

    ^ROFL

    this nigga clownin… i respectfully disagree sir

    but to each his own…

  45. NovemberEnd Says:

    NEW YORK — Police say they are considering whether to charge Naomi Campbell after her driver says she slapped and punched him while he was driving her around New York City.
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    easy for me to say…but i would have left her ass in the midtown to walk home or whatever the destination she was going.

  46. GMZ804VA Says:

    # a tribe called quest Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    ExhibitC > any hiphop song in the last 10yrs (since takeover/ether)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    wow. you must have not listened to hiphop in the last 10 years

  47. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    La Rhumba >> Exhibit C

    ^^^
    that RZA joint? lmao

  48. Shooter Says:

    lol this reminds me of that time somebody said Jay had never lied on a record

  49. Harlem World Says:

    In all seriousness…all those tracks (except hollywood divorce x so seductive)>>>>> Exhibit C

  50. Detroit P Says:

    Act 1>>>>>>>>>>Exhibit C

    Select songs off Deeper Than Rap especially rich off cocaine>>>>>>>Exhibit C

    Mafia Music 2>>>Exhibit C

    Exhibit C>>> any of Currensy’s output

  51. Harlem World Says:

    Cigar Music > Exhibit C

    Ride Around Shining > Exhibit C

  52. verses Says:

    Oochie Wally > Exhibit C

  53. Remixznflow Says:

    # Shooter Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    lol this reminds me of that time somebody said Jay had never lied on a record

    ^yeah except that Harlem is the only one goin in (meh)

    that shit wassss classic though… i was in TEARS

  54. Harlem World Says:

    Cocaine Cowboys > Exhibit C

  55. NovemberEnd Says:

    Wanksta > Exhibit C

  56. Harlem World Says:

    Yall Heard Of Me >> Exhibit C

  57. Shooter Says:

    Ride Around Shining > Exhibit C
    ^^^

    Pretty much anything off HHNF > Exhibit C

  58. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    Northpole >>> Exhibit C

  59. verses Says:

    Xzibit Concentrate > Exhibit C

  60. Detroit P Says:

    # a tribe called quest Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    *waits*
    ^^^^
    LOL as if anybody was gonna be stumped….how in touch with reality are you sir?…..as if whats played on Hot 97 is any type of barometer to what rap people not in New York are listening to……onyl reason its being played there is cus New York Dj’s spend too much time on the internet…..its still an ill song but cmon be serious….shit is more traditionalist than anything and thats why you’re treating it like the holy grail

  61. a tribe called quest Says:

    # Shooter Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Ride Around Shining > Exhibit C
    ^^^

    Pretty much anything off HHNF > Exhibit C

    –im out

  62. Harlem World Says:

    Gettin Jiggy Wit It >>> Exhibit C

  63. Shooter Says:

    shit is more traditionalist than anything and thats why you’re treating it like the holy grail
    ^^^

    pretty much

  64. Remixznflow Says:

    The song that never ends> Exhibit C?

    99 Bottles of beer on the wall> Exhibit C?

  65. a tribe called quest Says:

    LOL as if anybody was gonna be stumped….how in touch with reality are you sir?…..as if whats played on Hot 97 is any type of barometer to what rap people not in New York are listening to……onyl reason its being played there is cus New York Dj’s spend too much time on the internet…..its still an ill song but cmon be serious….shit is more traditionalist than anything and thats why you’re treating it like the holy grail

    –Reading is fundamental.

  66. a tribe called quest Says:

    shit is more traditionalist than anything and thats why you’re treating it like the holy grail
    ^^^

    pretty much

    –ugh this would make me want to respond a little more but that would only give what he said any validity.

  67. Harlem World Says:

    Memphis Bleek: Round Here >>>> Exhibit C

  68. Shooter Says:

    Flo-ridas album & receding hairline > Exhibit C

  69. a tribe called quest Says:

    im out for real tho

  70. Harlem World Says:

    Murda Marcyville Remix >> Exhibit C

    Lloyd Banks: Victory:>>> Exhibit C

  71. Harlem World Says:

    Ghostwriter latest beat cd >>> Exhibit C

  72. BroliC FontS Says:

    I take it Exhibit C sux ||

  73. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Jay Electronica as a whole is overrated,not trash,but overrated.The game is so watered down right now that people act like he’s the 2nd coming.That cat would’ve been average in the 90′s,he’s not doing anything that hasn’t been done back then.Actually he reminds me of Killah Priest Jr.

    No diss,just saying.

  74. Troyvul Says:

    Beamer benz or Bentely >>>>>>>>> Exhibit C

  75. Troyvul Says:

    Bentley

  76. Remixznflow Says:

    # Troyvul Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Beamer benz or Bentely >>>>>>>>> Exhibit C

    ^as of late… hell yeah.. shit knocks…

  77. Shooter Says:

    Jay Electronica as a whole is overrated,not trash,but overrated.The game is so watered down right now that people act like he’s the 2nd coming.That cat would’ve been average in the 90’s,he’s not doing anything that hasn’t been done back then.Actually he reminds me of Killah Priest Jr.
    ^^^

    Jays dope, but I think people just like buying into the hype more than anything, which is cool in some ways I guess

  78. Troyvul Says:

    as of late… hell yeah.. shit knocks…
    ^
    I cant stop playing it, Banks has a banger

  79. Troyvul Says:

    Homerun (Juelz)>>>> Exhibit C

  80. BroliC FontS Says:

    Jay elec is the second coming…I understand how niggas jump on the nut bandwagon at times, but Jay Elec has some potent shit. Most people Ive played his shit for see what Im saying from the 1st listen….but opinions are like ____

  81. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    Mass Appeal >>>>Exhibit C

  82. going rogue Says:

    STAN (C) 2000 > EXHIBIT C, you remember stan right? the song about you and jay electronica mane, he don’t even have the best single in his house, jump in the air and stay up thuuuurrrr

  83. BroliC FontS Says:

    Beamer Benz or Bentley is chewable cocaine tabs tho (c) whoever said that

  84. BroliC FontS Says:

    Mass Appeal >>>>Exhibit C

    ^lol, ya just had to go there

  85. Remixznflow Says:

    yeah im not goin to lie jay got some shit…

    “something to hold on to”>>>>>>>

    and i DARE a nigga to find a better song as of late…

  86. youngscrew Says:

    supa dupa > exhibit c
    fear >exhibit c
    lights please > exbit c

  87. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    Exhibit C’s beat sounds alot like a 90′s DJ Premier Gangstarr beat.

  88. Balls Deep Says:

    Exhibits C is a dope record but to say its the best record sine the takeover/ether is crazy. I live in the West Coast and that record aint really getting love out here but i do really like Exhibits C.

    I do think Gang Starr is a better group than Eric B & Rakim

  89. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    On another note…i feel like coppin me some LA Gear’s with the lights in the heel.

  90. Cois Says:

    Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    Exhibit C’s beat sounds alot like a 90’s DJ Premier Gangstarr beat
    ____________________________________________________________________
    ????
    hell no. A prayer goes out to Guru.

  91. DJ Chris Loot Says:

    Gangstarr definitely influenced me big time… I grew up in Germany where I met Guru and Premo many times with Gangstarr and Jazzmatazz and they always showed nothing but love… in 95 I actually came to NYC for the love of Hip Hop, struggled many years, but I am still here and I even mixed down a record at D&D while Guru and Premo along with MOP were there… Hip Hop is REAL and we need you, Keith… I believe the illest Gangstarr track of all times is yet to come… my heart dropped when I heard the bad news and I’m so glad like all of your fans worldwide that you’re expected to pull through… Love

  92. 88izgreat Says:

    gangstar top three groups of all time! get well guru an yall set aside your differences an make one more album gangstar 4 ever

  93. Chasmir Says:

    I’m ah 42 year old school cat. I first got hip to Gangstarr from watching the Manifest video on Yo! MTV raps in 1989 while in the Marines out in Cali. I had ah partner from Long Island who had the “No More Mr. Nice Guy” cassette…yep cassette! I had that Big Daddy Kane bangin cassette “It’s a Big Daddy Thing”. We swap cassettes so we could doub them by puttin paper in the holes to doub. I had played it soo much I had to get the real cassette. That is how I got hooked on the illest group/dou in the real hip hop game. I judge MC’s by Guru standards, a battle rapper who made ill song behind Preemo’s beats. Top 10 MC of all times and the greatest DJ/Producer ever.

  94. Chasmir Says:

    I’m ah 42 year old school cat. I first got hip to Gangstarr from watching the Manifest video on Yo! MTV raps in 1989 while in the Marines out in Cali. I had ah partner from Long Island who had the “No More Mr. Nice Guy” cassette…yep cassette! I had that Big Daddy Kane bangin cassette “It’s a Big Daddy Thing”. We swap cassettes so we could doub them by puttin paper in the holes to doub. I had played it soo much I had to get the real cassette. That is how I got hooked on the illest group/dou in the real hip hop game. I judge MC’s by Guru standards, a battle rapper who made ill song behind Preemo’s beats. Top 10 MC of all times and the greatest DJ/Producer ever.

  95. Stupid fucs Says:

    Im gonna have to shyt on you ppl hatin on jay elect….

    first off…the entity you call Jay Elect is here in your illusions bcuz time is running out and its time for ppl to wake up and experience the truth by going within the physical vehicles you call the human body…. His energies are lot different you can tell in his aura and his material of information. If you know his older work he throws out information about opening up your energy centers(chakras/Including your 3rd eye) with meditation which is what you call spiritual work/energy ..check out his exhibit a video or Dear moleskin…..He is on a whole different level…Nas been trying to that since his early yrs. Back in the 96 era Nas mentioned ppl where not ready for that type of music. The Aquarius age is near (peace to the pisces era) or should i say the game(life) your roles are playing are ending soon which is why you see all these events happening. But remember that you all are masters of your illusions we are all one.. creating all these events. Everything is energy….but you cant see the energies because you are not vibrating at those levels(meaning your stuck in your 5 senses) or shall i say sleeping like a robot …watching tv movies, entertaintment, belief systems, etc..

    but everyone’s entitled to their own opinion at the end of this shyt… :)

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