Keith Edward Elam famously known by his stage name Guru is an American rapper ,actor and record producer. Guru was a member of hip-hop duo named ‘Gang Starr’ along with Dj Premier . Guru was one of the most influential musicians of all time with many successful albums under his name. About.com placed Guru on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time. Famous magazine ‘The Source’ ranked Guru #30 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time stating “Guru released some of the most thoughtful rhymes on wax “.
Keith Edward Elam, famously known by his stage name ‘Guru‘ was born on 17th July 1961 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S .Guru was 48 years old by the time of death (April 19, 2010) .Guru’s father, Harry worked as a Judge and his mother , Barbara worked as the co-director of libraries in Boston Public Schools system. Guru had attended the Advent School on Beacon Hill in Boston, Cohasset , High School in Cohasset, Massachusetts Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts during his high school days. Guru graduated with a degree in business administration from Morehouse College in Atlanta and later he pursued classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.
|Birth name||Keith Edward Elam|
|Birthdate/Born on||17th July 1961|
|Age (as of 2022)||48 years by the time of death (April 19, 2010)|
|Birthplace||Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S|
|Also Known As (AKA)/Other names||Jazzmattaz, Keithy E.M.C., Bald Head Slick|
|Occupations||rapper and record producer|
|Debut||Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1(1993)|
|Labels||7 Grand, Ill Kid, Noo Trybe, Cooltempo, Virgin, EMI, Traffic, Chrysalis , Wild Pitch, 10|
Guru Relationship Status, Affairs & More
Guru was married to a unknown wife till the time of his death. The women’s identity was not revealed to the world till today. Guru reportedly has a kid named ‘Keith Casim’ . Guru was very conserved and did not reveal to the world about his relationships or romantic encounters. While reports about his relationship history with various popular celebrities have always been on news but they do not have any solid evidence to prove that.
Guru is very reserved and was never caught in the media eye on his relationships and dating history. While sources may reveal guru may have had at least one relationship in his life but everything is in the air without any solid evidence to support it. Guru was one of legendary musicians of all time and keeping his relationships under the wraps would not be an hard task for him . Some unpopular sources suggest that Guru has been single and it is not sure whether he dated anyone or not. There were also rumors that Guru was a gay hence he has not been in relationship with any women . But those rumors does not have any base .
Guru Net Worth & More
Guru had reportedly a net worth of about $5 Million to his name by the time of his death(April 19 2010) . Most of Guru’s net worth comes from his album sales and his music career. Guru was hailed as one of the most influential musicians of all time with some of the most successful albums that include ‘Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality’, ‘Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul’, ‘Baldhead Slick & da Click’ , ‘Guru 8.0: Lost and Found ‘. Guru also has successful acting career by playing some of the well-written roles in films such as ‘Who’s the Man? (1993)’ as Lorenzo Martin, ,’Train Ride (2000)’ as Jay, ‘The Substitute 2: School’s Out (1998)’ as Little B., ‘3 A.M. (2001)’ as Hook-Off, ‘Urban Massacre (2002) ‘as Cereal Killah.
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Guru Biography, Life Story, Trivia & More
Guru began his music career under the name MC Keithy E but later adopted his stage name Guru. Guru founded famous rap duo Gang Starr in 1987. The band released three records which were barely successful and brought them fame . After a change in line-up, the group had rapper Guru and producer DJ Premier .
Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul was the most successful album in Guru’s career which has achieved #32 rank in Billboard 200 chart.
Guru’s first solo music album is not a part of the Jazzmatazz series. Baldhead Slick & da Click, his first music album that was released in 2001, opened up to poor reviews but later achieved positive reviews from all sections of the audience. The album went on to secure #22 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop album charts
Guru went into cardiac arrest on February 28 , 2010 .Guru fell into coma state after a surgery . It was reported that Guru had briefly awakened from his coma but died on April 19, 2010 from multiple myeloma which was a form of blood cancer when he was 48 years old.
Guru has influenced the hip-hop and jazz world so much that The French city of Montpellier named a small street “Allée Guru” after the rapper’s name to give him a tribute.
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