The legendary Keith Elam, also known as Guru, passed away last April. In addition to being half of the world renown Hip Hop duo Gangstarr, Guru is also known for pioneering in the fusion of jazz and Hip Hop through his Jazzmatazz franchise. In honor of the late Guru Hip Hop and jazz quartet, The Beast collaborated with progressive jazz-blog, Revivalist to release the Guru Legacy EP – a 6-song libation to Guru, featuring John Robinson, Silent Knight, Jocelyn Ellis, D. Noble (a blackademics contributor) and several others. Check it out on the front page of Okayplayer!
*UPDATE: read the Daily Tar Heel Review