Today marks the second anniversary of the legendary Gang Starr member's death. Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Keith Edward Elam began his rap career under the moniker MC Keithy E, changing later to Guru. He founded Gang Starr in 1987, and went on to release six critically acclaimed albums from 1989 to 2003. Two of those albums, Moment of Truth and Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr, were certified gold in the United States. Guru also had own solo series with the Jazzmatazz albums.
The legendary DJ Premier recently sat down with Red Bull Music Academy Radio for Fireside Chat. In between telling his story, he spins some of his classics, including Gang Starr, Rakim, Jeru The Damaja, KRS-One, Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, and Notorious B.I.G. If you're into hip-hop history, this is definitely worth listening to. Stream the hour-long show below. Photo credit to Remy Bourdeau.