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Hiphop legend Guru dies from cancer at age 43

New York City- According to a statement issued by Guru’s friend and longtime partner Solar, and posted on DJ Premier‘s site, Guru died Monday morning following a yearlong struggle with cancer. Last month, the disease triggered cardiac arrest, which left the hip-hop hero in a coma.

“The world has lost one of the best MCs and hip-hop icons of all-time—my loyal best friend, partner, and brother, Guru,” Solar said. “Guru has been battling cancer for well over a year and has lost his battle! This is a matter that Guru wanted private until he could beat it, but tragically, this did not happen. The cancer took him. Now the world has lost a great man and a true genius.”

Also..check out the tribute mix that Mister Cee from H0t 97 threw down:

Mister Cee Hot 97 FM NYC Tribute To Guru:

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On a personal note, I knew and worked with Guru over the years while I was living in NYC working in the recording studios as an Engineer. I considered him a friend and an inspiration- it’s not every day that you end up working with people that you grew up listening to and I considered myself blessed to be able to see inside the creative process of a legend. Keith- you will be missed man, thank you for what you gave us…R.I.P.

IN THE LAB: Brooklyn Academy’s Block McCloud

Welcome to the first installment of “In The Lab”, our artist interview series where we sit down with the movers & shakers in the industry and get a inside look at their lives and what it takes them to keep those basslines rumblin’.

Our NYC Correspondent Kinetic N.R.G. sat down with independent hip hop group, Brooklyn Academy’s founder Block McCloud & his wife Fresh Jones, to talk food, juggling their personal life with their music & their new label, Disturbia Music Group.

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