Former 7 Grand Records Executive Tasha Denham Speaks on Solar & Guru - Idol Threat: Warning Shots at the Mainstream


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Former 7 Grand Records Executive Tasha Denham Speaks on Solar & Guru

So the world keeps turning on the drama that Solar started. Instead of more lies from Solar the Snake I bring you an interview from Tasha Denham former Executive Assistant to 7 Grand Records. This interview was conducted by around midnight on Tuesday 4/27, and reveals some personal accounts of Solar's abuse and the last years of the Hip Hop Legend Guru of Gang Starr.

“Tasha Denham: I met Guru and Solar in 2006. I actually met them out in Denver, [Colorado]. I was moving back to New York. I started a personal relationship with Solar and subsequently became pregnant by him, and had a child by him...

In 2007, once again, they were over in Europe, and had some complications on tour. Their tour manager had to quit in the middle of the tour. So they had me do some stuff for them. It ended up working out well, and at that point in time, they decided to bring me on as an assistant for [7 Grand Records] and I was both of their personal-slash executive assistants, at the same time, it was a small record label, so I did whatever needed to be done to try and make the record label run smoothly. So I worked on a day-to-day basis with both Guru and Solar till about July, 2008...”

The interview is very in depth and lengthy, so I will post some highlights from this extremely revealing account (you can find a link to the full interview at the end of this post.) Tasha mentions where she felt Solar's animosity towards Guru's former partner DJ Premier stemmed from, and how he attempted to drive a wedge between the two legends:

“Just watching, over the time that I spent with them, Solar had such a twisted sense of how important [his own role] was to the music game. I think there was an extensive amount of jealousy towards what Premier had already created in the music industry.”

“...Guru was held up and mugged in Queens, [New York]. Solar convinced Guru, at that point in time, that Premier had put the hit out on him, and Premier wanted him dead.”

She also goes on to reveal that she herself did not believe that Guru wrote all of his controversial last letter:

“It hurts me to read this [last] letter...I can't say that some of it was not things that they had spoken on before, and stuff that Solar put it into words himself. I'm not gonna say that, I wasn't there. Do I believe Guru wrote the letter word-for-word or even sentence-by-sentence? I don't believe that.”

Tasha also denies rumors that Guru and Solar had a romantic relationship and explained that she believed the rumors stemmed from the way Solar achieved total control over Guru and his life:

“You're their man day in and day out, the first person you talk to in the morning, the last person you talk to before you go to bed, that's gonna be the person you're gonna turn to for everything. That's the way to best control someone. I don't ever believe it was sexual."

“He really belittled him, and would do it in front of other people...Solar punched him in the face. From that point in time, he just started kicking him and hitting him. Guru was fighting back, he wasn't just sitting there being a punk, but at the same time, Guru had severe asthma. He didn't have his inhaler.”

The former 7 Grand Records Executive and mother of Solar's child also gives her opinion of the kind of man Solar is:

“I believe that he [Solar] saw a meal-ticket in Guru. Instant fame, instant fortune.”

“'s so blatantly not true, the things he's saying. He embellishes things so much. But I truly believe he believe the things he says.”

[in Solar's last email to Tasha] "Fortunes are made, not extorted." I wish at this point in time, Solar could look back at that and take his own advice.”

You can read the full interview
(thanks to Zach for the heads up)

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