R.I.P. Guru.



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • blackink

    I know, I know. Guru wasn’t one of the nicest MCs of his era. And the real star of Gang Starr was Primo. And, for real, we hadn’t heard anything from Guru for a minute.

    But on the real, “Manifest” was one of those videos that altered the course of my young life. I started digging into Malcolm and the NOI like, as sooooooon as the video went off the air.

    At a minimum, that song got me reading about something. And there’s not too many songs that I can say that about in my life. For whatever that’s worth.

    RIP, Guru. And long live Primo.

  • 18th letter

    Above the crowds above the clouds
    where the sounds are original
    infinite skills create miracles
    warrior spiritual
    Above the clouds raining down
    Holdin’ it down

    – Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal

  • R.A.B.

    Lemonade was a popular drink,/and it still is. — Guru

    […Hip hop, hip hop…]

  • distance88

    “And if rap was my house, you could sleep in the yard.”