Today marks one-year anniversary of the untimely death of Keith "Guru" Elam of Gang Starr. The late rapper died on April 19 at the age of 48 after a long battle with cancer. Guru influential contributions to hip-hop have been celebrated here on Beats and Rants.
There are several tributes to Guru on the Internet. Here are a few that caught my eye:
The 50 Greatest Gang Starr Songs (Complex)
MUSIC MATTERS: WORDS OF THE GURU (Red Bull)
Patricia Elam Speaks on Her Brother Guru (XXLmag.com)
Guru's 1997 interview on Lorna's Corner | "Just To Get a Rep" b/w "Mass Appeal"