Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Guru: Gone But Not Forgotten
Although it's been nearly eight months since his passing, rapping legend GURU still lives on in the collective heart of Hiphop.
Many of his rapping peers released songs in tribute in the weeks following his death, and former collaborators and fellow Gang Starr Foundation members Group Home even named their most recent album after GURU.
BET even did a moving salute to GURU at its annual Hip-Hop Awards show, but after that people seemed to move on and forget about GURU and the events and controversy that led up to his ultimate demise.
But on the heels of The Kid Daytona's new album with music made from classic interludes from rap albums over the past decade plus, Jay Electronica has released his own tribute track over a loop of the interlude/beat the starts off Group Home's first album, a now classic offering that featured GURU.
Here are some other noteworthy songs deserving of attention that emerged in the wake of GURU's passing. Enjoy.
Jay Electronica -- Jazzmatazz (GURU Tribute)
Diaz Brothers -- Gone Too Soon
Capone -- Moment of Truth (GURU Tribute)
Fat Joe -- I'm Gone
DJ Doo Wop -- We Got Gunz (GURU Tribute/Solar Diss)
And finally, the BET Awards tribute: