Hip Hop Affirmation Tribute to Guru:
“I’M READY TO LOSE MY MIND BUT INSTEAD I USE MY MIND”~Guru (skillz)
R.I.P Guru.Â In the hustle and bustle of life it can be so easy to miss things.Â It reminded me of the importance of having folks to give you a wake-up call.Â My man Seth sent me a message on Facebook reminding me about the passing of Guru from Gang Starr on, Monday, April 19, 2010. THANK YOU SETH!
A couple of things come to mind when I heard about the passing of Guru.Â The first is how I know him or was first introduced to him.Â There are a few songs that jump to my mind right away.Â Interestingly enough they all stick out as video memories before I had MTV.Â I’m talking about,Â Video Music Box with D.J. Ralph McDaniels. Â The first is “Manifest” which brings a picture of Guru at a podium speaking, the next is “Just to Get a Rep”…with samples from Nice and Smooth…stick up kids is out to tax ;unbelievable story about what goes around, comes around and “DWYCK” which is a collaboration with Nice and Smooth, Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is…
The second thing that came to me was this lyric:
“DON’T GRIEVE FOR ME, MY ART REMAINS LIKE A DART FROM THE SPEAKER TO YOUR HEART, SPIRITUALLY THROUGH THE PORTAL, NOW MY WORDS IS IMMORTAL.”~JZ
Guru is gone in the flesh but not gone in spirit and in his body of work.Â We should all strive to leave something behind, a legacy if you will, before we pass.Â Don’t get me wrong, I think 43 years of age is way too early to die, but Guru, did his thing.
Truly Run the Point; from where you are, with what you have!
With great appreciate for life and what we can do with it,