Last week on April 19, the great Roxbury-born and highly influential MC Keith Elam, otherwise known as Guru, passed away after cardiac arrest had left him in a coma for the past two months. Best known for his work as part of Gang Starr in the 90s and early 00s with DJ Premier, Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) was without doubt one of the most unique voices in hip hop and just puts all kinds of rappers to shame.
It must be hard to hold up your side of the bargain when you’re in a group with DJ Premier, so if you don’t know about Guru’s steez then let him explain to all you “knuckleheads.”
Gang Starr – You Know My Steez:
When we first heard about Brooklyn Skill Share, it was one of those ideas that made us say, why didn’t we think of that? Basically, it’s an organized forum for people who have skills that they want to teach and for people that have skills that they want to learn to barter their trades for a suggested donation of only $10. As a result, everyone will leave tomorrow afternoon more handy or capable than they were before. Some of the classes we’re most excited about are “Henna Body Art,” “Bicycle Mechanics 101,” “Basic Raw Food Preparation,” and “Make Your Own Butter and Ricotta.” There is no need to sign up and they are serving free breakfast and lunch with a closing party sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, so there is no reason not to check it out tomorrow.
Gang Starr, the legendary duo of MC Guru and DJ Premiere are the types of artists that have extra to share in the skills department. Check out this track called “Skillz,” which Guru will tell you many times.
Gang Starr – Skillz: