A little bit about Guru, Guru rose to fame in the late 1980s as part of the duo Gang Starr with partner DJ Premier. The pair helped define the New York underground rap. Guru found solo fame in 1993 when he released the first volume of his Jazzmatazz Series, an all-star project that featured a number of collaborations with jazz icons such as Branford Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers and Ronny Jordan, as well as vocals from Solaar and N'Dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies. The album's mixture of jazz and rap was considered pioneering at the time, and the record spawned the hit "Trust Me." Guru would go on to make four volumes in the series.*

Guru will and always be one of the best to ever step into the game. I pray that as we celebrate the life of this legend, we remember what he has done for New York rap. The sound and the vibe that his music has created was genuine and real, something that one can say is missing in the rap world today. I pray that future MCs study what this man has done and carry on his legacy.

We will miss you Guru. Your music will live on....forever.

*Source-MTV News