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Guru: Father of Hip Hop Jazz leaves a legacy for fans

April 20, 2010

It is reported today that the father of Hip Hop and Jazz fusion has died due to complications from his battle with cancer. As the vocalist of one of the most respected teams in Hip Hop, Gangstarr, Guru’s voice is also one of the most recognized in the genre. Starting his career off on Wildpitch Records in the later ’80,s Guru made a name for himself as a top lyricist. In the ’90s, DJ Premier and Guru secured their names as Hip Hop royalty by delivering one solid release after the next. At the same time, Guru began to help to broaden the scope of Hip Hop fan’s listening palates by delivering Jazzmatazz, a blending of Hip Hop and Jazz. He’s continued to deliver quality music for the last twenty plus years. Guru also introduced the world to artists such as Bahamadia, Jeru the Damaja, and Group Home. Guru leaves behind a legacy of quality Hip Hop.

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