Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Well, a search of #guru on twitter shows the love and respect from hip-hop toward the late Gang Starr MC Guru.  And a search of #fucksolar shows that nearly no one believes that Guru wrote that "death letter" that Solar circulated to the press. No Expiration certainly isn't the place for "continuing coverage" of an event like this: but I did want to clarify that I was wrong about something: "Solar" is in fact NOT MC Solaar, the French hip-hop artist who Guru collaborated with on one of his Jazzamatazz albums.  Totally different guy. Meanwhile, Gang Starr's DJ Premier has remained a class act throughout the entire ordeal, and posted this note about Guru. I know people who know Premier, and I was lucky enough to have conducted an email interview with him once - he is a cool guy who doesn't need to talk shit.  He knew what the deal was with Guru/Solar back then, but didn't speak on it. His list of credits (which, outside of Gang Starr, includes KRS-One, Rakim, Nas, Notorious B.I.G. and even Christina Aguilera) allows him to have the confidence not to have to lower himself. Stay strong, Priemer. The fans know the deal.

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