Here is some classic footage of Guru and Doo Wop on stage. We really lost a big part of HIP HOP. RIP GURU....238BEATS IS DOING A BENEFIT FOR GURU'S SON MAY 18TH @ TAJ IN NYC. MUSIC BY DOO WOP , TED SMOOTH & DJ SURESHOT. SPECIAL VIDEO MIX SET BY RALPH MCDANIELS. VIDEO MUSIC BOX WILL BE FILMING. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Shouts to Soul for this one. Mos def one for the collection. Below is a description.
Here's a show from DJ Rob One's "The Fly ID Show" recorded on December 11, 1997 with special guest Guru. Guru is there promoting the then up-coming Gang Starr album "Moment of Truth". Guru talks with DJ Rob One for about 50 Min. It's sad when you hear what he is talking about. After, DJ Rob One mixes for the rest of the show.
Shouts to SOUL and shouts to DOO WOP who I spoke with today. I did not realize he was that close with Guru. He will mos def be a part of our tribute to Guru. Read this interview...
DJ DOO WOP REMEMBERS GURU THE FATHER, LAST TOUR For 15 years, Doo Wop worked alongside Guru as a tour deejay and collaborator. The mixtape legend appeared on Guru's Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures album, making a sequel to the Gang Starr classic "Step Into The Arena." In the wake of this morning's tragic announcement of Guru's death, HipHopDX approach Doo Wop to reflect on his friend and peer.
Doo Wop revealed that Guru was aware of his cancer as of last year, a diagnosis he kept private from the fans. "In mid-2009, Guru called me to discuss something about an upcoming Japan tour and to also tell me that he's gonna pass by my crib after a doctor's appontment he had scheduled due to some back pain he was having," remembered Doo Wop. "Next thing I know, he calls me and I could tell he was obviously in tears, then he says the doctor told him he has cancer."
The 95 Live maker continued, speaking on his relationship with the Boston-born emcee. "[Guru] wasn't just someone I recently met and worked with for a brief period. No, this was my friend of over 15 years, someone I toured over 33 countries with. Sometimes my phone would ring and my Caller ID said 'Guru cell,' I'll pick up and he'll say, 'Peace. Hold on,' then I'd hear him giving the phone to his son while saying, 'Here, it's uncle Doo Wop.'" The personal relationship extended to Guru's son, named K.C. "His son would tell me everything they did or were about to do that day. As busy as Guru was, he did what a great father is supposed to do and that was to make sure his son didn't grow up wondering why his dad doesn't make time for him."
While Guru's cancer diagnosis was kept private even in the wake of February's heart attack news, Doo Wop was able to reveal the Gang Starr emcee's reaction to the news. "The day he found out he had cancer, all he kept saying was how he gotta beat this because his little man needs him. I toured with Guru from 2005 [through] November, 2009. He wasn't feeling well on that last tour we did together, but pushed himself to stick it out."
Doo Wop also added that an incident prevented the longtime friends from speaking more recently. "During that tour, one of Guru's people's and I had an altercation that was long coming. That happened right in the middle of the tour, and the rest of the tour was so uncomfortable due to this issue." Doo Wop did not specify who he had the altercation with. "I told myself, 'This is my last tour, I'm done.' My mind was made up 100%. When we got back from that tour, we landed at JFK [Airport] and all rode back together." The bittersweet moment would prove to be significant to Doo Wop, especially today. "I was the first one to be dropped off. As I was exiting the car, I knew that the altercation which occurred would end up in me no longer being his tour deejay, but I had no idea that would be the last time I would ever see my friend."
Wish I did not have to post this. From all this I hope comes a better appreciation of the LEGENDS in HIP HOP while THEY ARE STILL WITH US. Shouts to Mr. Cee who said what needed to be said. 238BEATS will be hosting a memorial fundraising event with ALL PROCEEDS GOING DIRECTLY TO GURU'S FAMILY. More details on that to follow, And btw I used this picture puropsely. When you think Guru you think GANGSTARR and when you hear DJ Premier you think GANGSTARR. That's the FOUNDATION. Everything else Guru did were great SIDE projects. Shouts to DJ PREMIER.
Shouts to SOUL for this tape. Shouts to Marble Hill Projects. Great tape!
Side A: 01. Intro 02. Jay-Z & Sauce Money - Right 03. Wise & Krs-One - Concious 04. Nas - Shootouts 05. Outkast - Me & You (Remix) 06. Richie Thumbs - Do Your Thing 07. Dead Poets Society - Lick A Shot (Remix) 08. Sadat X & Money Boss Players - Games Sober 09. Ill & Al Skratch, Greg Nice - Me & The Click 10. Jeru - One Day 11. Big Noyd - Usual Suspects 12. Nine - Lyin King 13. Ed OG, Scientific & Shug - Offical 14. Stezo & K-Solo - Tention Off The Chest 15. Bush Babies - Love Song 16. Ghostface & Raekwon - Daytona 500
Side B: 01. Monica - Missing You 02. Mona Lisa - Sweet Memories 03. T-Boz - Touch Myself 04. Q-Tip & Faith - Stressed Out 05. Case - I Gotcha 06. Changing Faces - I Got Somebody Else 07. Monifah, Pi, Herb McGruff - You (Remix) 08. Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew (Remix) 09. Jason Weaver - Stay With Me (Remix) 10. New Edition - Hit Me Off 11. Busta Rhymes & SWV - It's A Party (Remix) 12. Black Street - No Diggity 13. 702 - Stealio 14. Lost Boyz - Music Makes Me High 15. Ghost Town DJ's - My Boo
PIPO posted this a while back and I forgot to throw it up here. Alot of classic remixes on this one. Check the tracklist and enjoy
Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell (Rmx By Dave Scratch-94) O.C. - Times Up (Rmx By DJ Eclipse-94) Beatnuts - Get Funky (Rmx By The Beatnuts-94) A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (Rmx By Tribe-91) Common Sense - Ressurrection (Rmx By Large Pro-95) Gangstarr - Militia (Rmx By Pete Rock-98) Craig Mack - Get Down (Rmx By Q-Tip-95) Krs-One - Rappaz R. N. Dainja (Rmx By Kenny Parker-95) Channel Live - Madizm (Rmx By Buckwild-95) Group Home - Up Against The Wall (Lo Budget Mix By Primo-95) Special Ed - Freaky Flow (Rmx By Primo-95) Xzibit - Eyes May Shine (Rmx By Havoc-96) Show & Ag - U Know Now (Rmx By Buckwild-95) Alkaholiks - Daaam! (Rmx By Buckwild-95) Fat Joe - Shit Iz Real (Rmx By Primo-94) Method Man - P.L.O. Style (Rmx By Frankenstein-96) Souls Of Mischief - Never No More (Rmx By Snupe(Hiero)-94) DJ Honda - Out For The Cash (5 Deadly Venoms) (Rmx By DJ Honda-96) Beastie Boys - Sure Shot (Rmx By The Prunes-94) Yaggfu Front - Slappin' Suckas Silly (Rmx By Diamond D-93) The Roots - Distortion Of Static (Rmx By The Roots-94) Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin (Rmx By The Beatminerz-94) Organized Konfusion - Bring It On (Rmx By Buckwild-96) Wayne Smith - Under Mi Sleng Teng (Rmx By DJ Muggs-93) Kool G. Rap & Nas - Fast Life (Rmx By The Vynil Reanimators-96) D&d All Stars - 1, 2, Pass It (Rmx By Primo-95) Peanut Butter Wolf Ft. Planet Asia - Def Of Ill (Rmx By Madlib-99) Psycho Realm - The Stone Garden (Rmx By Pete Rock-97) De La Soul - Stakes Is High (Lost Rmx By Jay Dee-96)
Shouts to Big Jeff from th ALMIGHTY ZULU NATION for having me out to this event. Got to see some people I haven't seen in YEARS!! Shouts to Ice T, Coco, Charlie Murphy, Ras Kass, Furious 5, Lil Cease Jeremy Shockey, Furio from the Sopranos, Scratchmaster Jazzy G, Kool Keith, JC from Ultra, Dana Dane, Crazy Legs and everyone else who was there.