Tuesday, April 19, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- R.I.P. Guru (July 17, 1961– April 19, 2010)

One year ago today, the world lost one of the most recognizable voices in Hip-Hop. Keith "Guru" Elam passed away on April 19th, 2010, following a heart attack and the ensuing coma. Never one to take a verse off, Guru needed no introduction when he picked up the microphone. In addition to dropping knowledge on every track he touched, it could be argued that he and DJ Premier were major players in shaping that New York Hip-Hop sound that ruled the airwaves in the 90s and into the 2000s. If, for some reason, you're not up on Guru and Gang Starr, do yourself a favour and look up him up.

We also gave some serious burn to one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon. The Chef will be rocking Fortune Sound Club on 4/20/2011, so it was only right that we got into a heavy dose of Wu tonight. If you've never seen any of the Wu-Tang members live, this is your chance to brush up on the live experience, as you can be sure that Rae will be dusting off the old classics as well as some of his newer work. Raekwon + Fortune Sound Club = one monstrous show.

Stay tuned for tonight's podcast on www.URPRadio.Podomatic.com as well as this very blog! We got some madness on deck for ya, so don't snooze!

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