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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DJ Premier Speaks on Guru's Passing

I questioned posting any more on this subject thinking that my last post was an adequate closer, but I figured if the world got to hear Solar's side with his fake Guru letter then it's only fair that I give Premier a chance for his words to balance out the negativity. All I have to say is that I believe DJ Premier not only has every right to speak, but I feel that it should have been him and the Elam Family giving us the news of Guru's passing. The amount of constraint and class Premier shows in his following statement just further proves how much of a snake Solar is in contrast:

"In a statement issued Wednesday (April 21) on a DJ Premier fan blog that his manager had earlier told MTV News is legitimate, the Gang Starr DJ chose not to address the comments in the letter and instead remember his longtime collaborator.

"It was a sad day for me to get confirmation on the death of a man who I will continue to call my brother, Keith Elam, better known as Guru of the legendary Gang Starr," the statement reads. "From 1988-2004, we experienced so much success together that we were able to expand our businesses independently and give each other what Guru called 'creative space,' before planning to reunite for our seventh LP when the time was right. Tragically, we will never reach that day.

"I've been asked to comment on a letter speaking ill of me which was supposedly written by Guru in his dying days. All I will say about it is that our time together was beautiful, we built a hip-hop legacy together, and no one can re-write history or take away my love for him. One thing I would never do is play around with the truth about his life.

"I will celebrate Guru's life ... I will honor his memory ... I will grieve with the Elam family over his untimely death ... I will remember the Gang Starr foundation and all of the original members of Gang Starr who came before me — we all know each other ... mostly, I will cherish everything we created together as Gang Starr, forever. I'm gonna miss hearing his signature monotone voice when he walks in the room, but the songs will always bring it back to me ... His rhyme flows were insane, and I will never remove him from my heart and soul. Rest in peace to the man who felt 'satisfaction from the street crowd reaction.' I love you Goo ... DJ Premier."

DJ Premier will be playing at The Shrine in Chicago on Wednesday June 2.

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