Guru Tribute mix

Guru Tribute mix

Legendary rapper Guru died today, ending a short and private battle with cancer. Beyond the cultural significance of a hip hop artist dying of something other than a gunshot wound, the rap world lost a name that gets bandied about in “greatest emcee of all time” conversations as much as any. While even his biggest supporters tend to concede that the man has spit some fairly shoddy rhymes during his day, Guru’s tenor and flow is so perfect that criticizing his lyrics became like complaining about a lack of color in a black and white photograph.

To commemorate a carrier that pushed hip hop at exactly the time it needed it, the following is a quick mix of some of Guru’s best moments which, in turn, are some of the best in hip hop history.

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