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R.I.P Guru

by OSnapple on April 20, 2010

Guru and Solar May 2009

As most of you have probably already heard Guru passed away this morning after struggling with cancer for over a year. Theres probably a lot more I can say about all of this going down, but i think that Solars Guru’s letter that he wrote to his fans while in the hospital will say it all much better.

I, Guru, am writing this letter to my fans, friends and loved ones around the
world. I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I have suffered with this illness for over a year. I have exhausted all medical options.

I have a non-profit organization called Each One Counts dedicated to carrying on my charitable work on behalf of abused and disadvantaged children from around the world and also to educate and research a cure for this terrible disease that took my life. I write this with tears in my eyes, not of sorrow but of joy for what a wonderful life I have enjoyed and how many great people I have had the pleasure of meeting.

My loyal bestfriend, partner and brother, Solar, has been at my side through it all and has been made my health proxy by myself on all matters relating to myself. He has been with me by my side on my many hospital stays, operations, doctors visits and stayed with me at my home and cared for me when I could not care for myself. Solar and his family is my family and I love them dearly and I expect my family, riends, and fans to respect that, regardless to anybody’s feelings on the matter. It is my wish that counts. This being said I am survived by the love of my life, my sun KC, who I trust will be looked after by Solar and his family as their own. Any awards or tributes should be accepted, organized approved by Solar on behalf myself and my son until he is of age to except on his own.

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. As the sole founder of GangStarr, I am very proud of what GangStarr has meant to the music world and fans. I equally am proud of my Jazzmatazz series and as the father of Hip-Hop/Jazz. I am most proud of my leadership and pioneering efforts on Jazzmatazz 4 for reinvigorating the Hip-Hop/Jazz genre in a time when music quality has reached an all time low. Solar and I have toured in places that I have never been before with GangStarr or Jazzmatatazz and we gained a reputation for being the best on the planet at Hip Hop/Jazz, as well as the biggest and most influential Hip-Hop/Jazz record with Jazzmatazz 4 of the decade to now. The work I have done with Solar represents a legacy far beyond its time. And we as a team were not afraid to push the envelope. To me this is what true artists do! As men of honor we stood tall in the face of small mindedness, greed, and ignorance. As we fought for music and integrity at the cost of not earning millions and for this I will always be happy and proud, and would like to thank the million fans who have seen us perform over the years from all over the world. The work I have done with Solar represents a legacy far beyond its time and is my most creative and experimental to date. I hope that our music will receive the attention it deserves as it is some of the best work I have done and represents some of the best years of my life.

Now the real question that is up in the air is did GURU really write this letter?. Im no expert and i did not know GURU Personally, but his demeanor never seems to be one of anger and resentment. Nor did i expect him to carry so much anger with him in his final hours. whats your thoughts, did GURU write the letter? or is this all a stunt for Solar?

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travis April 20, 2010 at 11:47 am

Fuck Solar

BC April 20, 2010 at 1:48 pm


This Solar stuff is shady man. S-H-A-D-Y. I wouldn’t expect him to carry that much anger either, for knowing he was dying.

The whole situation is weird.

cam April 20, 2010 at 5:53 pm

i doubt he wrote that last paragraph about the ex-dj. someone who has been so positive with his music wouldnt (even on his sick bed) say something like that and im sure he’d still consider preemo his brother. SOLAR IS BEING A BITCH and he’ll get what’s his. and he’d better hope that he never runs into BIG SHUG or FREDDIE FOXXX!

dread April 20, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Solar is a bitch, never like him. I also read this article today, which is weird and not sure how true.

jrrider April 20, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I think the late guru said it best:

I never thought that you would crab me /
Undermine me, and backstab me /
But I can see clearly now the rain is gone /
The pain is gone / but what you did was still wrong /
There was a few times I needed your support /
But you tried to play me like an indoor sport /
Like racquetball, tennis, fool, whatever /
All I know is you attempted to be clever /
Nevertheless, cleverness cant impress /
Cause now youve been expose like a person undressed /
Cause I see through you, Im the guru /
Now what you gonna do when I step to you /
And when I pay you back Ill be hurting you /
This aint no threat so take it personal

Something is very foul about this whole situation especially the fact that people are known to get very enlightend when the end is near. And for Guru to even mention a lawyer in his supposed “last words” is blasphemous. I hope somebody gets to the bottom of this with a documentary. Start with Guru’s nephew on youtube and then get with Solar himself. Ask dude what he stands to gain by being Guru’s only friend in passing? His music still sucks. Hopefully the truth will come out and the rats will be exposed.

RIP Guru

F.A.L.A Forever

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