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Mister Cee’s Tribute Mix: Download Here

It’s been one year later.

Ignore the rumors. Ignore the “Farewell Letter to Premier.” Above all, ignore “Superproducer” (ROFFS) MC Solar”.

Ignore the aftermath of his passing- the anger, the frustration, the arguments on whether or not Guru was a legend (He Is), DJ Premier’s role (or lack thereof) later in Guru’s life.

Ignore all that shit. Please.

Just go find your copy of Daily Operation. or Hard to Earn. Or Moment of Truth. Or Full Clip. I know you still got em– if you don’t, do whatever you need to today to get ahold of one (or all) of em.

Please.

Because on this day last year, a Brother, Father, Uncle, Nephew– hell, a fellow Black Man– lost his life, and over the course of that life, he (a native Bostonian) and his partner (a nigga from Texas) crafted what is now synonymous with the sound of New York (word to Dart Adams), the sounds of Gang Starr.

Here at GB$, we wanted to do a little more than just post Cee’s excellent Guru Tribute, but we also wanted to share a couple words about our favorite Gangstarr Album and Verse. Enjoy, and remember– for today only, just enjoy this man’s music.

JihaD

PS by: MobbDeen

My favorite Gangstarr album is probably Moment of Truth, but when the prompt to write this showed up, I was listening to ‘Now You”re Mine‘ off Hard To Earn. Guru did a lot of things well with his monotone delivery, but none of his other guises quite held up to his battle MC guise. He never struck me as the kind that would do well in an actual street corner/rap club battle where you have to come up with smart insults on the spot, but he was pretty great at being utterly dismissive of the competition on record/in the studio. Granted, that particular gift is probably a function of the era Guru came up in, but even by those limited and lofty standards, Guru was shitting on niggas. Hard. I can’t even begin to count the myriad of insulting metaphors he used to neuter the competition on wax. Truly a skill to behold.

And just as I finished that last sentence up, ‘Mostly Tha Voice‘ popped up on the iPod – yet another song that features Guru crushing wack MCs with their pussy ass voices.

R.I.P.

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Comments on: "Gifted. Unlimited. Rhymes. Universal." (74)

  1. SOLAR’s twitter getting hacked after Guru passed is one of the funniest things to ever happen on the internet.

    he deserved to be put on blast.

    fuck him.

    RIP Guru

  2. Real Nigga Shit said:

    Engrep..

    I need some Gin and Tonic. Tonic and Gin.

    I’m on Winston Churchhill shit.

    Scallie.

    Chavie.

    Wanker.

  3. gramMasta said:

    damn its a year already

    solar aint come outside yet

    RIP Guru

  4. Heroine headliner said:

    Puffy told me “walk towards tha light man”…..

    I went blind woke up in front of a mic stand…..

    #RAWSEgems

  5. EnglandRepresent said:

    You do your first bit of dirt to get your name known
    Never talk to much to get your spot blown

    First Gangstarr joint I ever heard and played it on repeat for weeks until I memorised the whole song. I know it’s controversial but The Ownerz was one of my favourite Gangstarr joints. Who Got Gunz > ______

    RIP Guru

  6. EnglandRepresent said:

    Hoots make sure you use that Gordons gin then chief and smoke a fat cigar with it and then you’re on that Winnie Churchill shit.

    Never give up, never surrender.

  7. Real Nigga Shit said:

    i never listened to guru gangstarr dj premier solar…or none of that bullshit..

    I’m on my the chronic, chronic 2001…dr dre shit..

    timbo, neptunes, j blaze are the only producers that ever existed to me

    fuck anyone else…for real

    i’m a 90’s baby…like jay is a 80’s baby but born in 50’s 60’s…

  8. gramMasta said:

    “now everybody on earth wanna rap”-salute pt2

    #GURUprophecies

  9. solar aint come outside yet
    __________
    Fixed

  10. Real Nigga Shit said:

    in the 90’s i had the west coast bias…never fucked with east coast..

    fuck reasonable doubt..

    it was ice cube, nwa, comptons most wanted, straight outta compton..pac snoop kurupt daz

    fuck a uncle luke, trick daddy, outkast, 3 stacks, wu-tang bull shit..

    I remember when Suge chased Nas outta a club…

  11. Real Nigga Shit said:

    Timbo is second only to dr dre….the dude is one of the goats producers…he charges 250K – 500K or 750K for a beat….thats houses prices in detroit michigan…

    Timbo is that dude.

    Neptunes is greatest production group ever…Nore, jt, michael jackson, jay-z, nas….neptunes made em…

  12. gramMasta said:

    Albert said:
    April 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    ^ lmao

    some kizza intern backpacker with dreads is gonna wash solar on gp

    or some ol head’s gonna do it for a bottle of thunderbird and a pk of camel unfiltereds

  13. This nigga Melo is drawling, B.

    JihaD

  14. HH check your email

  15. gramMasta said:

    knicks want this game

  16. gramMasta said:

    and this nigga gets his pocket picked

  17. real nigga shit said:

    Melo > Lebron James

    according to D Cock 4 Wife, LandLord, cOLD, JerseyJayedMe, Mel Kiper/Baby Jesus

    fucking niggas know nothing about sports..

    doesnt surprise me with these outta shape niggers…

    “I played ball and hooped in middle school…got a trophy for last place…yadda yadda”

    you aint play a pick up game in 5 years…you aint seen a gym in 10….lol….the letters on your keyboard keypad come off….even on the touch screen its blurry..

    non good at sports ass niggas…

  18. jackie D said:

    I like how ya’ll let Hoots in here, it shows me that niggas and kizzas can speak their thoughts, if you will.

  19. real nigga shit said: April 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm
    Melo > Lebron James
    according to D Cock 4 Wife, LandLord, cOLD, JerseyJayedMe, Mel Kiper/Baby Jesus
    fucking niggas know nothing about sports..
    doesnt surprise me with these outta shape niggers…
    “I played ball and hooped in middle school…got a trophy for last place…yadda yadda”
    you aint play a pick up game in 5 years…you aint seen a gym in 10….lol….the letters on your keyboard keypad come off….even on the touch screen its blurry..
    non good at sports ass niggas…

    ^


    RIP Knicks, lol.

    JihaD

  20. real nigga shit said:

    Nate and Legend perma banned me from nah for life..

    wont return emails, wont even twit back..aim nothing…

    I was like damn…its like that?

    Niggas is mad like that?

    its all jokes….so what if a few nerds get offended…or insulted….

    this is hip hop rap right….you niggas is street bloggers…hood posters…

  21. real nigga shit said:

    vince carter = car mellow antony

    marc anthony (singer, not times new roman) > melo anthony

  22. You do know that some if not most times your jokes take it too far. Some are really funny even though they should not be said out loud and sometimes it seem that you want to annoy for the sake of it all, Hoots.

  23. real nigga shit said:

    ^dont know who you are…

    1. grow up
    2. get a sense of humor
    3. laugh…a little….type lol
    4. go outside, get a girl, get laid
    5. drink

    come on b…we all grown men…niggas irate like they get no trim or pink in their lives…

  24. real nigga shit said: April 19, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    Nate and Legend perma banned me from nah for life..
    wont return emails, wont even twit back..aim nothing…
    I was like damn…its like that?

    ^

    Nigga, they banned you cuz U was fucking up they boards with those troll posts that took up whole pages and shit.

    JihaD

  25. I am grown, I told you that you are funny,this is actually my first time commenting on a blog, I lurked on nah for a few years. I am a girl I get dick often and I have a dbl sh ot of remy with a corona right now. I’m good. I said you were funny and that is cool with me.

  26. real nigga shit said:

    ^I did that on my last name….my original name….because legend fuck boy ass banned all of my fucking names…i was going strong…

    then he banned my laptop and ipad ip…..then my phone and mobile device….ever my girl shit..

    nate just cleaned it up….cant even log on from a liberry…

  27. I just lied I tried to join the night shift and always got moderated so I left it alone.

  28. gramMasta said:

    then he banned my laptop and ipad ip…..then my phone and mobile device….ever my girl shit..

    nate just cleaned it up….cant even log on from a liberry…

    ^ nigga Get. The. Fuk. Up. Outta. Here. ether

  29. EnglandRepresent said:

    lmao @ hoots being run out of the nahright comment game.

    Shit you are in the exhaulted company of dudes such as drugdealer, French Kevin, biggumskiller etc.

  30. EnglandRepresent said:

    Hoots you still living in Upland, Ca.??

  31. real nigga shit said:

    It aint nothing….i done been banned from eything in my life….only where i can post on is georgebushdollarz..

    and even here jihad deletes and bans….tron too…

    I speak the truth…niggas get offended…because they been babyed they whole life…and told a lie…to make them smile..

    I speak facts…and niggas frown and get stomach grumblings…and excuse themselves from the conversation..

    I’m not a yes man….

    I’m a nigga that was at the dice games, with a combat knife in my tube socks in my combat boots with red laces…shooting dice that i shaved an hour before to make it roll 7’s…or better…and take niggas hunnids and stacks…

    these niggas is it majors and computer professionals…

  32. real nigga shit said:

    Biggumskiller wasn’t ran out though…he’s a cool dude…a midget nigga from Bayside queens…that loved G-unit….that wore ed hardy sparkled shit…..

    he always use to shit on ty….he just quit blogging…

    old commentors know him in real life…plug and foekist know that nigga…

    I move around though from place to place…

  33. gramMasta said:

    real nigga shit said:
    April 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    ^ lmao

  34. gramMasta said:

    yo rns

    why you dont fuk with kanye’s twitter?

    that nigga banned you too after he c&p’d your quotable?

  35. real nigga shit said: April 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    It aint nothing….i done been banned from eything in my life….only where i can post on is georgebushdollarz..
    and even here jihad deletes and bans

    ^

    Of course.

    You was in here mask flipping and bullshitting.

    I ain’t the one for that shit. I’d just as soon as Sonny Corleone your ass than let you sit here and fuck up this site with that bullshit.

    JihaD

  36. oo after he c&p’d your quotable?
    —-
    What he say?

  37. real nigga shit said:

    I don’t fuck with Kanye period. We got different upbringings and backgrounds.

    Nigga wear shiny glittery leather skinny pants. That’s not up my alley.

    I play ball. That nigga can’t even hoop. Or swig liquor. Second hand smoke. none of that shit.

    I dont fuck with that fuck nigga.

  38. EnglandRepresent said:

    Ah man if you say Hoots ain’t one of the funniest fucks with a keyboard then i don’t know what to tells ya.

    Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooters

  39. EnglandRepresent said:

    I’m a nigga that was at the dice games, with a combat knife in my tube socks in my combat boots with red laces…shooting dice that i shaved an hour before to make it roll 7′s…or better…and take niggas hunnids and stacks…

    ^^real tears

  40. gramMasta said:

    lmao @ this nigga hoots

    them photoshopped flix of that nigga is comedy too

    but fuk that nigga

    he getting more love than keith elam in keiths dedication blogpost

  41. gramMasta said:

    *plays discipline *

    *cues full clip*

    * cues above the clouds *

  42. gramMasta said:

    who got guns>>>>>>>>>>

    dont know if niggas was listening, but lil fame was bodying tracks during that run

    mop on premo tracks>>>>>>>>group home on premo tracks

  43. Shanghai23 said:

    ^^
    Lil Fame is underrated anyways…dude used to spazz out on the regular during the warriorz area…

    and cosign who got gunz>>>>>>>>

    I think Warriorz might be in my top 15 albums…

  44. Shanghai23 said:

    when i think about it its a shame what happened to MOP…
    When they were signed to Rocafella i was expecting another classic with Ghetto Warfare…the St.Marxmen mixtapes were fire too…
    After signing to G-Unit i lowered my expectations, not because of G-Unit itself, but because 50 was talking about they needed to hit the Gym and shit…fuck that gotta do with the Music?
    And Foundation wasnt bad, but it was missing something that the old MOP joints had…i dont even know what it was but it was kinda dissapointing…not a bad album though…
    Im afraid MOP might be finished…

  45. Shanghai23 said:

    that last sentence sounded kinda suspect, what i meant to say was that i think they will never make music like Warriorz and during that period again

  46. gramMasta said: April 19, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    who got guns>>>>>>>>>>
    dont know if niggas was listening, but lil fame was bodying tracks during that run
    mop on premo tracks>>>>>>>>group home on premo tracks

    ^

    Oh of course. Preemo interview where he said he made the best beats for the wackest rappers was CLASSIC.

    JihaD

  47. EnglandRepresent said:

    who got guns>>>>>>>>>>

    ^^I said the same thing in my comment at the beginning of the post.

    We Got Guns big ones extra large heat
    Humungous shit that won’t fit up under your car seat

  48. EnglandRepresent said:

    That’s a misquote but fuck it.

  49. EnglandRepresent said:

    Only the streets see me retreating and hold me to codes like they’re the only reason they know me

    #RiggaRomezGems

  50. gramMasta said:

    FF4L>>>>

    warriorz>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    i aint cop foundation tho

    but that gangstarr collabo mop had then bought lil fame out the rafters

    AND i didn’t like how about some hardcore either

    im not expecting them to replicate what they did

    i already got what they did, ill listen to that

    if anything start making videos to them hood classics to boost the pub catalog

    the rap games’ safety deposit boxes are dusty

    save the energy for the transitioning of the various forms of paper

  51. gramMasta said:

    i know eng

    that’s why i revised the sentiment

  52. Eng rep you filthy bastard. Whattup. What the fuck time is it in your spot ? Always showing up at midnight, just like your mom..

    *daps eng & grammasta*

  53. gramMasta said:

    EnglandRepresent said:
    April 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    who got guns>>>>>>>>>>

    ^^I said the same thing in my comment at the beginning of the post.

    We Got Guns big ones extra large heat
    Humungous shit that won’t fit up under your car seat

    ^ due to the internet age you cant hear the billy danze laugh at that line when fame drops it

  54. gramMasta said:

    only 9 on the left tron

  55. Anyway, I got a wicked cold.. I’m nyquil’d the fuck up.. Bout to crash..

    Have a good one.

    Peace.

  56. gramMasta said:

    * is last man on the block *

    * pulls up crate *

    * grabs flask *

  57. gramMasta said:

    * gets text *

    * puts crate by the potato & onion aisle in bodega *

    * vanishes *

  58. EnglandRepresent said:

    Eng rep you filthy bastard. Whattup. What the fuck time is it in your spot ? Always showing up at midnight, just like your mom..

    ^^Its 2.44pm, Wednesday 20th April. I stay ahead of all of you ballbags.

  59. Shanghai23 said:

    if they had pulled together all the good joints from the St.Marxmen Mixtapes and from Ghetto Warfare they couldve dropped another fire album.
    Foundation was rushed too…i dont get it, you take 9 years to drop an official album and all of a sudden you cant even properly finish it anymore? I heard primo was supposed to do cuts on the record he produced, and also that one joint “rude bastard” said “produced by Fizzy Womack” when in fact it was produced by somebody else…

    Anyway MOP>>>>>>>

    I hope they can make another good Album…just dont rely too much on Fizzy Womacks production, get some Primo, DR Period…

  60. Shanghai23 said:

    ^^Its 2.44pm, Wednesday 20th April. I stay ahead of all of you ballbags

    only 2 hours ahead of me though…

    im exactly 12 hours ahead of the states, so you must be 14 hours ahead?

  61. EnglandRepresent said:

    Deen you fucking noncey jamrag. When you’re piece of shit dream of winning some silverware shatters in the wake of a Gareth Bale mauling tomorrow I hope you drown in your tears bitch. Even Fabregas was saying you a team of perpetual losers. No quality players is what he said. AH HA HA HA HA. Yids in this motherfucker. Catch a brick toy our face chump.

  62. Shanghai23 said:

    do you stay in Australia Engrep? I watched Asian CL live yesterday, Sydney against Shanghai…haha was a pretty low qualitylevel (copmpare it to 3rd league in Germany)…Sydney won though, scored the 2:3 in the 90th minute

  63. EnglandRepresent said:

    only 2 hours ahead of me though…

    im exactly 12 hours ahead of the states, so you must be 14 hours ahead?

    ^^You genuinely in Shanghai? What’s your ethnicity if you don’t mind me askin? (n)

  64. EnglandRepresent said:

    do you stay in Australia Engrep? I watched Asian CL live yesterday, Sydney against Shanghai…haha was a pretty low qualitylevel (copmpare it to 3rd league in Germany)…Sydney won though, scored the 2:3 in the 90th minute

    ^^That I do. Melbourne to be exact. Asian CL is abysmal quality as is Australian football. I refuse to watch it. Whats Shanghai like? I’m out there for a conference later this year.

  65. Shanghai23 said:

    i dont mind…im German. Working in Shanghai for almost 2 years now but will be transfered to Hong Kong in 1 week

  66. Shanghai23 said:

    Youre gonna have a blast in Shanghai…crazy town. The place itself is not very beautiful but the clubs are crazy and everything is still pretty cheap. Especially compared to Australia…

    Youll have to get used to the Chinese though…and in the streets most people dont speak English (nor can read it) so you should prepare a little bit if you plan to go out on your own…

  67. Shanghai23 said:

    Shanghai has some nice spots though and is a good place to live overall…especially when youre young. Wouldnt want to spend my whole life here though

  68. EnglandRepresent said:

    Wo wohnst du in Deutschland? Ich habe fur umgefahr, 2 jahren in Tauberbischofsheim gewhont. Es liegt in der nahe von der Schwarzwald. Schones gebiet. Deutschland und Munchen ist > _______

  69. EnglandRepresent said:

    Ziehten Bayern der lederhose aus, der lederhosen aus….

  70. Shanghai23 said:

    Ah, nice! Ich komme aus Hamburg.

  71. gramMasta aka Henny Del Negro said:

    Anyway MOP>>>>>>>

    ^ THAT

  72. gramMasta aka Henny Del Negro said:

    across the pond niggas>>>>>>in the us hood block niggas

    FACT

  73. gramMasta aka Henny Del Negro said:

    * deals with snowbunny *

    1200 technics

    * closes firefox *

  74. mobbdeen said:

    @ Eng

    I’mma just apologize for my squad making you cry like a bitch in advance, you dank gash.

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