While Guru kept his health struggles out of the public eye, his death was announced today on the DJ Premier blog. DJ Premier and Guru as hip hop group Gang Starr released six albums between 1989 and 2003, however pair have been at odds for several years.
““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.”
Guru went on to release a series of jazz/hip hop crossover albums featuring collaborations with jazz artists Cortney Pine, Roy Ayers and rapper Kool Keith.