Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

DJ Premier tribute to Guru - It's what the fans wanted!

It's arrived...DJ Premo's tribute to Guru and Gang Starr. Sadly Guru passed away last week after struggling with cancer. He was only 48 years old (not 43 as many reports state?!) Too talented and too soon!

I know this mix will help fans mourn Guru's passing (although the description of seeing Guru in the hospital was too much reality for me,) even though Guru's last words in his final letter to fans seem harsh and baffling:
"I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anything to do with my name likeness, events tributes etc. connected in anyway to my situation including any use of my name or circumstance for any reason and I have instructed my lawyers to enforce this. I had nothing to do with him in life for over 7 years and want nothing to do with him in death. Solar has my life story and is well informed on my family situation, as well as the real reason for separating from my ex-DJ." 
Although, this report from Birthplace Magazine seems to challenge the authenticity of the letter in this post. I hope we see the truth emerge so that Guru's name isn't used for politicking! Until then, let's party in Guru's memory. R.I.P. Keith "Guru" Elam (July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010)

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