Guru Tribute on Toca Tuesdays

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Tony Touch dedicated the last three hours of last night’s Toca Tuesdays to Guru, and had a bunch of special guests call up:

Part 1: Scarface called in to discuss making “Betrayal” with Guru for Gang Starr’s Moment of Truth album via DJ Premier.

Part 2: Owen Lamb, who was Gang Starr’s lawyer in the 90′s as well as the voice on the beginning of JFK 2 LAX, talks about introducing Tony Touch to Guru, which then led to Tony DJ’ing for him.

Part 3: Greg Nice calls in to speak about how he came up with Guru in the 80′s and how Guru was a social worker back in the day.

Part 4: Tony takes calls from the fans and Owen addresses the Solar situation, pleads with fans to respect all of Guru’s musical legacy.

Part 5: Doo Wop calls in to give his perspective as Guru’s DJ on his final tour.

Part 6: Bun B calls in to talk about how important Guru was for his career. He also discusses the time he met Guru, and how important that moment was to him.

Part 7: Fans call up and spit something in memory of Guru.

Related: Game Calls Gang Starr MC Guru ‘A Legend’ [MTV News]

Previously: Guru’s Family Makes a Statement


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101 Responses to “Guru Tribute on Toca Tuesdays”

  1. commsen Says:

    RIP GURU!!!

  2. why? Says:

    Fuck Solar

  3. Beezy Says:

    if your lawyer is going on radio talking about your business you need a new lawyer

  4. why? Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^
    Last I can remember was OBFCL2.

  5. Joe 88 Says:

    Nah, it just reminds me why I don’t fuck with you niggas in the first place.

    Thanks.

    ^

    lol

  6. Mook Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?
    __

    Everybody say F&Liquor was better than The Cool but I disagree.

  7. Beezy Says:

    as soon as Amp dipped his pinky toe into the blog world Combat Jack got deported….dream denied.

  8. b-ease Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^^
    Deeper Than Rap.

    *ducks*

    *daps*

    *vanishes*

  9. Black Says:

    The fuck? ….it’s like saying “Yo the Cavs always throwing around that word Championship. Just make it to the Playoffs and you’ll be alright.”

    ^^^^

    Winning a championship and making a classic album are two different things. The cavs aint saying that their champions, their saying that is their goal. I’ve heard plenty rappers say that they have a classic before the album has been heard by nobody but the people who helped make it.

  10. 456 Says:

    Do right and kill everything

    ^with that one line he redeemed what was a pretty weak moniker.

  11. nestle snipes Says:

    solar = cocksucker

  12. strongarm Says:

    All right I’m really out but before I go..
    #FuckSolar
    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?:
    Below The Heavens has potential
    Ecstatic & Born Like This are sleeper classics
    OBFCL2
    The Unseen & The Further Adventures Of Quasimoto

    Part 6: Bun B calls in to talk about how important Guru was for his career. He also discusses the time he met Guru, and how important that moment was to him.

    Bun B does features on songs, LPs, remixes, tributes, diatribes, middle school soccer games(no beezy), and funerals of niggas he ain’t never met.

    “Did you know Mr. Jones?”
    “Nah I’m just keepin it trill givin respect to all the homies that done moved on”

  13. nation Says:

    >> if your lawyer is going on radio talking about your business you need a new lawyer

    Gang Starr’s lawyer from the 90′s. forgot to be precise about that

  14. Rey Says:

    # Mook Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?
    __

    Everybody say F&Liquor was better than The Cool but I disagree.

    ^^^

    F&L > The Cool, by far.

  15. Rome Says:

    I’ve heard plenty rappers say that they have a classic before the album has been heard by nobody but the people who helped make it.

    ^
    I feel what you sayin’ but every new artist wants his first album to be a classic. They all have Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt, dreams.

    I rather have them aiming at Classic, then aiming at selling records only.

  16. LaneKiffin*CainSniffin*LaneSwitchin* Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Deeper.

    Than.

    Rap.

  17. Rome Says:

    F&L > The Cool, by far.

    ^
    Co-sign

  18. Joey Profit$ Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^
    Last I can remember was OBFCL2.

    ^^^^

    Seriously OBFCL2 is a classic – So your telling me i we put OBFCL2 against all albums that dropped the same year OBFCL2 would be the victor / classic? *in Joe Budden voice*

    Nosign the album was good but not a classic maybe a few years ago it would have but not today I will say it was a solid album tho

  19. rex hussla Says:

    Stool Sample > The Cool Album

  20. cOLD Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^ Last hip hop classic to surface. GRODT.

  21. Beezy Says:

    Deeper than Rap has like 5 tracks that get skipped…classic status denied.

    Unless your an ultra weirdo like Bernard that likes his track with Trina or Gunplay…and the other trash.

  22. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    there are no current classics.

    how current we talking anyway?

  23. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *daps Joe 88* *daps Beezy* still trying to frequent Nah with my non-I-Phone. *waits for actual check to actually arrive* *prepares to buy an I-Phone*

  24. TheCo!!inB Says:

    Tribe and Guru passed on the same day, that’s crazy.

  25. rex hussla Says:

    Last classic for me…like throw it on and let the whole album ride out…might be Common’s BE

  26. Joe 88 Says:

    yeah, deeper than rap is far from a classic, the good songs are just that good. But there was some wack ones thrown in the mix too, maybach music 2 is garbage, and the gunplay song is wack too. It’s a few more songs I skip on there too, just can’t think of them cause I skip them so much

  27. SilkCityP Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^^^

    Late Registration

  28. NovemberEnd Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?
    ^^^^^^^^^
    probably GRODT, Madvillainy or HHNF….as dope as DTR was nobody gonna reminiscing about where they were when they first heard it….alot of dope albums have dropped but classic is something else….lets not get crazy and call your fav album of the year classic

  29. Mook Says:

    how current we talking anyway?

    ^
    That’s what I’m trying to figure out. 10 years 5 years what? Say 10 years and I have a big list for you.

  30. Joe 88 Says:

    *daps BBQ tee*

    I’ve recently heard a few mixtapes that I would call classic, but I doubt anyone on nah would agree with me, so i’ll keep them to myself

  31. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

    jus got my ipad thru the mail. this bet’ not disappoint.

  32. nestle snipes Says:

    nas stillmatic..

  33. NovemberEnd Says:

    Deeper than Rap has like 5 tracks that get skipped…classic status denied.
    ^^^^^^^
    word…the Dream/Foxy records are terrible

  34. Joey Profit$ Says:

    alot of dope albums have dropped but classic is something else….lets not get crazy and call your fav album of the year classic

    ^^^^^

    Cosign

  35. nestle snipes Says:

    i returned my ipad too many problems…

  36. cOLD Says:

    I finally realized what separates Nah from other blogs. Although eskay would never admit it, its design is geared towards the commentor and not the reader. Other blogs are saturated and compacted with so much junk, its difficult just finding where to comment.

  37. Rey Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^ Last hip hop classic to surface. GRODT.

    ^^^

    You’re out of your fuckin’ mind.

  38. Mook Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^^^

    Late Registration

    _______

    College Dropout >>>>>>>>> LR

  39. cOLD Says:

    R.I.P Kza.

  40. nestle snipes Says:

    the last album i bought was the Pretty Ricki album

    I kid you not.

    It’s not a classic. but enh.

  41. Black Says:

    i dont even know how to judge a classic anymore.

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

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^^^

    Late Registration

    ^^^
    This.

  43. Mook Says:

    Deeper than Rap has like 5 tracks that get skipped…classic status denied.
    ^^^^^^^
    word…the Dream/Foxy records are terrible

    ___

    Adds the Trina record

  44. Tong Po Flo Says:

    how current we talking anyway?

    ^ It could be from last year if you think a classic LP came out, I would say The Ecstatic as well, all the songs on there were top notch to me

  45. nestle snipes Says:

    kza is a fuck boy.

  46. cOLD Says:

    You’re out of your fuckin’ mind.

    ^ You’re saying GRODT wasn’t a classic, or you sayin it wasn’t the latest classic?

  47. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    10 yrs isnt current.

    5 yrs is a long time. 2010 is excluded so it has to be a sensible time lapse or dudes will be all over the place opinionated and shit.

  48. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?
    ^
    salute me or shoot me

    *tries to keep a straight face*

  49. Beezy Says:

    The last classic was Public Domain 3. Real spit. Coke Wave wasn’t far off either.

  50. Mr. First Says:

    # Beezy Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Deeper than Rap has like 5 tracks that get skipped…classic status denied.

    Unless your an ultra weirdo like Bernard that likes his track with Trina or Gunplay…and the other trash.

    ^^ I like the Gunplay record, actually… that Trina song is inexcusable, though. And the Foxy record, for that matter.

  51. Rey Says:

    # Mook Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ^^^

    Late Registration

    _______

    College Dropout >>>>>>>>> LR

    ^^^

    Two completely different albums, thematically, conceptually, sonically, content-wise.. Not fair to judge because IMO they’re both 5 Star Classics. (no birdman’s ridiculous tattoos)

  52. nestle snipes Says:

    GRODT is not a classic.

    when you go back to 50 cent lyrics…and he displays no lyricism.

    GRODT is a frisbee. Too much gunplay and drug talk.

  53. rex hussla Says:

    Black Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    i dont even know how to judge a classic anymore.
    __________________________________________

    Me neither…but the shit I took this morning was claaaaaaaaasic

  54. J Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    What would ya’ll say was the most current classic hip hop LP?

    ————–

    pick any kanye album he actually decided to flow over, you probably have an answer. oh, GAJ coming soon…hopefully.

  55. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    i returned my ipad too many problems…

    ^

    like what hoots?

  56. Rey Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    You’re out of your fuckin’ mind.

    ^ You’re saying GRODT wasn’t a classic, or you sayin it wasn’t the latest classic?

    ^^^

    The latter. While I maintain that lyrically, the album was basura, the production, the hooks, and 50Mania solidifies it’s classic status.

  57. ODEMIC Says:

    cOLD Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    I finally realized what separates Nah from other blogs. Although eskay would never admit it, its design is geared towards the commentor and not the reader. Other blogs are saturated and compacted with so much junk, its difficult just finding where to comment.

    ^

    cosine

  58. rex hussla Says:

    cOLD Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    R.I.P Kza.
    ____________________

    word…may they bury him in jeans shorts, k-swiss and a muli-colored new era like he requested

  59. cOLD Says:

    i dont even know how to judge a classic anymore.

    how to judge a classic as to by cOLD.

    > must have no skippables.
    > must relate to a certain place and time when you hear it years later (nostalgia)
    > must have and equal measure of dope beats and rhymes

  60. nestle snipes Says:

    # kevfrescura de talco Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    i returned my ipad too many problems…

    ^

    like what hoots?

    ^the wifi

  61. Beezy Says:

    cOLD Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    R.I.P Kza.

    ^BX Blue endt his career

  62. Joey Profit$ Says:

    Me neither…but the shit I took this morning was claaaaaaaaasic

    ^^^

    lol

  63. RIGZ Says:

    made nigga..rock those “De Niro in Casino” glasses…

  64. b-ease Says:

    College Dropout >>>>>>>>> LR

    ^^
    Nah.

  65. Joe 88 Says:

    Gucci Mane “The Movie” >
    DG Yola “14 Grams” >
    Jay-Z “American Gangster” >
    Broadway Joe and the 12 disciples “Murder City” >
    Lil Wayne “Dedication 1″ >
    Nas “The Nigger Tape” >

  66. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    pick any kanye album he actually decided to flow over, you probably have an answer.

    ^

    sheeesh.

  67. Black Says:

    While I maintain that lyrically, the album was basura, the production, the hooks, and 50Mania solidifies it’s classic status.

    ^^^^

    I think u can make an album full of great music but can u really make a true Hip Hop classic if your lyrics aint up to par?

  68. Tong Po Flo Says:

    GRODT is a frisbee. Too much gunplay and drug talk.

    ^ Word that CD is only good if you have a knucklehead friend that rolls in the whip with you from time to time

  69. Troyvul Says:

    rex hussla Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    cOLD Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    R.I.P Kza.
    ____________________

    word…may they bury him in jeans shorts, k-swiss and a muli-colored new era like he requested
    ^
    Word. Beezy didnt keep him under his wing like he promised

  70. b-ease Says:

    how to judge a classic as to by cOLD.

    > must have no skippables.

    ^^
    No-sign. There are plenty of classics with skippables/filler. “Spot Rusherz” on Cuban Linx, “Synthesizer” off Aquemini”, all those weird Eric B solo tracks on Paid in Full, etc.

  71. Joey Profit$ Says:

    how to judge a classic as to by cOLD.

    > must have no skippables.
    > must relate to a certain place and time when you hear it years later (nostalgia)
    > must have and equal measure of dope beats and rhymes

    ^^^^

    Cosign

  72. RIGZ Says:

    I should clap you and leave the ratchet..
    ride the beat..tight like a Speedo Jacket

  73. Joe 88 Says:

    Can a classic album have a kippable track on there? Not like a “aint no nigga” skippable, cause you could still listen to it depending on the situation, but like a seriously wack ass track, something that’s just horrid, could a album still be considered classic?

  74. b-ease Says:

    GRODT seemed to be a future classic when it dropped, but the second half of the album is kind of lacking in retrospect.

  75. Mook Says:

    Gucci mane and classic don’t go together. Never did never will.

  76. nestle snipes Says:

    GRODT should not be no where near RD,IWW,ILLMATIC,PAIDINFULL, etc.

  77. Joey Profit$ Says:

    No-sign. There are plenty of classics with skippables/filler. “Spot Rusherz” on Cuban Linx, “Synthesizer” off Aquemini”, all those weird Eric B solo tracks on Paid in Full, etc.

    ^^^

    Ok edit – > must have no more than 2 skippables

  78. b-ease Says:

    but like a seriously wack ass track, something that’s just horrid,

    ^^
    I think “Nas is Coming” is pretty fucking wack. It Was Written is still a masterpiece tho.

  79. RIGZ Says:

    shout out the shoutable

  80. TheCo!!inB Says:

    *clears throat(ll)*
    Nine times outta teeeeyn it’sa big body Beeeeynz/Wit a real nigga in it ride if ya wanna wiiiiiiyn
    *diddy bops unbelievably out of control*
    #RickySmalls

  81. Tweezy Says:

    Late Registration >>>>

    “We Major” >>>

  82. cOLD Says:

    No-sign. There are plenty of classics with skippables/filler. “Spot Rusherz” on Cuban Linx, “Synthesizer” off Aquemini”, all those weird Eric B solo tracks on Paid in Full, etc.

    ^ ease, how can something be a classic if it has skippables, that’s the fundamentals right there.

  83. Mr. First Says:

    good point, b-ease. but you can’t have more than 2 skippables… 3 at most.

  84. rex hussla Says:

    Nothing like GRODT has came out since…and with sales as they are, probably never will. Material-wise it isn’t classic, but the impact was.

    I’ve never seen shit like when In Da Club came out…everybody breaking their necks, trampling each other to hit the dance floor when that shit came on. People ordering drinks at the bar, and running to the dance floor without grabbing or paying for their shit when that came on. That’s back when I was spinning heavy, and for the first month there were parties where I was forced to play that track 10 times and nobody complained.

  85. RIGZ Says:

    a wack track & a skippable track are two completely different things…

  86. Troyvul Says:

    Stillmatic

  87. cOLD Says:

    Can a classic album have a kippable track on there? Not like a “aint no nigga” skippable, cause you could still listen to it depending on the situation, but like a seriously wack ass track, something that’s just horrid, could a album still be considered classic?

    ^ I say no, What say you America. (no O’reily)

  88. Rec Says:

    Fuck Solar!

  89. Troyvul Says:

    ok ok…..no more than 5 skippables

  90. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    classic don’t require a fast forward.

    sorry.

  91. cOLD Says:

    I think “Nas is Coming” is pretty fucking wack.

    ^ hoy boy.

  92. cOLD Says:

    ok ok…..no more than 5 skippables

    ^ yall niggas bugging. A classic with skippables, nah right.

  93. Mr. First Says:

    it’s hard to have a 15-18 track album with absolutely NO SKIPPABLES… it’s damn near impossible. what classic has no skips at all?? the only one I can think of off top is Illmatic, and that’s only 10 tracks… and one of them is an intro.

  94. RIGZ Says:

    Nas Is Coming becomes a “skippable” just because of the caliber of songs its inbetween…

    Has nothing to do with its stand alone value

    This happens on alotta LPs over time

  95. RIGZ Says:

    One Time 4Your Mind is Skippable Status on Illmatic

    unless you’re cOLD of course..

  96. ODEMIC Says:

    i skip “Song Cry” all the time… but its not a whack track

  97. Tong Po Flo Says:

    how to judge a classic as to by cOLD.

    > must have no skippables.
    > must relate to a certain place and time when you hear it years later (nostalgia)
    > must have and equal measure of dope beats and rhymes

    ^ I go with this

  98. Tong Po Flo Says:

    it’s hard to have a 15-18 track album with absolutely NO SKIPPABLES… it’s damn near impossible. what classic has no skips at all?? the only one I can think of off top is Illmatic, and that’s only 10 tracks… and one of them is an intro.

    ^ This is true tho, the 2-3 skippable rule is pretty fair but the skipped tracks can’t be super wack

  99. JR Says:

    So your telling me i we put OBFCL2 against all albums that dropped the same year OBFCL2 would be the victor / classic?
    ^
    Yes.

  100. Justin Opinion Says:

    Classic album can’t have any wack tracks. A skippable track and a wack are distinctly different. For example, while “ain’t no nigga” may be a skippable track it definately was a solid single and I bet alot of niggas can rap along with it.
    And yes I am a lurker.
    -Justin Opinion

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