Saturday, August 19, 2017

Guru – Feel The Music (Cooltempo)

Guru (an acronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) mainly made himself a name as a member of Gang Starr along with DJ Premier, before giving birth on his own to ‘Jazzmatazz’, a concept which saw him collaborating with artists from various horizons along with time.
A lyricist with a rare talent and subtlety (to be compared to MC Solaar in France with whom he eventually collaborated with), Keith Elam expressed a definitive inclination for Jazz and Soul vibes.
We catch him back in 1995 with this cut taken from ‘Jazzmatazz Vol. 2: The New Reality’, with vocals courtesy of Adam Evans also known as Baybe, built on a sample from the Ray Hayden produced Brit-Soul classic ‘Revival’ for Martine Girault.
He sadly died from cancer on Apr. 19, 2010, aged 48, leavin’ all those who had the chance to know him, included yours truly, in a state of shock and definitive sadness…

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