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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

One year on...Guru of Gang Starr

It's been a year since Guru, aka Keith Elam, passed away before his time of cancer.

Over these 12 months I've seen so many posters, t-shirts and other tributes. It made me wonder if any of the companies that created and sold these items actually donated anything back to Guru's family or estate? Ask the question out loud and publicly if you're buying any of these products!

Guru's death may have sparked an increase in Gang Starr music sales which would benefit the estate, but none of the tribute products' profits would flow to the estate. A tribute may be the highest form of flattery, but in these instances it seems to be simple profiteering and in a deceased legend's name.

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