Tasha Denham: "Just To Get A Rep?"

The mother of Solar's child and former 7 Grand Records employee comes forward to refute speculation, and candidly reveal the mental and physical abuse she witnessed Guru endure from the man who calls himself a "brother."

The last week has stung the eyes and hearts of Hip Hop fans. Since the late 1980s, Keith "Guru" Elam gave us street scripture in poetical parables, weathered wisdom and a signature voice of reason. As if the announcement of Guru's death to cancer has not hurt enough, controversies have swept the media trying to understand Guru's last days, his bizarre relationship with musical partner John "Solar" Mosher and a suspicious and damaging last letter.

As the truths come to the light, one courageous woman has come forward. Tasha Denham considers herself a friend to Guru. On two different occasions, they temporarily lived under the same roof between 2006 and 2008. She was also an employee of Guru and Solar's 7 Grand Records, having served a tenure as Executive Assistant within the four-person operation. Lastly, Denham has a young daughter, that she says was fathered by Solar. Having witnessed those two-plus years on a personal, private and professional level, Tasha Denham's accounts come from one of the few people who was privy to the tight circle Solar and Guru kept.

This jaw-dropping and quite-lengthy interview was conducted just minutes after midnight this morning (April 27). As the contents below suggest, it is one first-hand account on the last chapter in the life of one of the most respected emcees in Hip Hop. Merely one person's testimony, but suspicions of foul-play are confirmed in vivid detail, and some background information is provided at a time when all of us who knew Guru, loved him, or lived by his verses are looking for answers.

HipHopDX: Thank you for speaking to us. To start, could you describe your relationship and the context of your relationship to the man the Hip Hop community knows as Solar, as well as Guru?
Tasha Denham: I met Guru and Solar in 2006. I actually met them out in Denver, [Colorado]. I was moving back to New York. I started a personal relationship with Solar and subsequently became pregnant by him, and had a child by him.

In the middle of 2006, a situation happened on tour. They needed some help with some business things - they were in Europe, and needed some things done in the States, and I happened to be able to help them out at that time.

By the end of 2006, I decided that I was going to leave and come back to Denver, due to issues that I was having with Solar in our personal relationship. At that time, because we weren't going to have a personal relationship, I wasn't able to help [7 Grand Records] anymore. After our daughter was born, I started talking to them again, and had just a personal relationship at that time with both Solar and Guru. I considered Guru a close friend of mine. Solar is obviously the father of my child.

In 2007, once again, they were over in Europe, and had some complications on tour. Their tour manager had to quit in the middle of the tour. So they had me do some stuff for them. It ended up working out well, and at that point in time, they decided to bring me on as an assistant for [7 Grand Records] and I was both of their personal-slash executive assistants, at the same time, it was a small record label, so I did whatever needed to be done to try and make the record label run smoothly. So I worked on a  day-to-day basis with both Guru and Solar till about July, 2008.

DX: In regards to 7 Grand, I know you probably wore many hats in the day-to-day, but what was your specific title?
Tasha Denham: My specific title was executive assistant. That was the general title I was given.

DX: The Hip Hop perspective is, somewhere in 2004, Guru and Solar began working together musically. Do you know the context in how they came to know each other?
Tasha Denham: Everything I've been told, I've been told by them. I was not around at the time that they met. But my understanding is that in 2003 I believe, they became friends. They would hang out and party together. Guru, at the time, was still with [DJ] Premier [in Gang Starr]. They had the album, The Ownerz at that time. They were just friends. Solar ended up going on one of the Gang Starr tours with Guru in 2003, I believe. They were talking one night, and Solar [was listening] to Guru. [Guru] was expressing his displeasure with [Virgin/EMI Records] at that time. Solar said, "Well, if you're so unhappy with your label, why don't you start your own?" Guru thought about it a little, I guess, thought about it overnight, and then came back to Solar the next day and said, "I want to do this, man. Let's start the label." Solar was like, "I didn't mean us, I meant for you to start it." [Guru reportedly responded], "No. No, man. I want to do it together." At that point in time, Solar told him that if [Guru] wanted to do this, then he had to stop drinking. From that point on, that's when they decided to build 7 Grand Records.

DX: It's a weird question to ask, but I know that what you're telling me a lot on pre-2006 is based entirely on what you've heard, but it's an important question to the Hip Hop community, in the wake of last Tuesday's letter - do you know the context from that Ownerz Tour of the relationship that Solar and DJ Premier may have had with each other? A lot of people believe that Premo has been [attacked by these words Solar may have written in the letter]. A lot of people are curious to know if Solar would have any motive.
Tasha Denham: Um...I do know that there were at least some tensions. I wasn't there, obviously, so I can't say to what extent. But I do know that there was some tensions. I can't say that anything Solar had against Premier had to be one specific incident. Just watching, over the time that I spent with them, Solar had such a twisted sense of how important [his own role] was to the music game. I think there was an extensive amount of jealousy towards what Premier had already created in the music industry. I can't speak that there was one specific incident that created that animosity between them.

DX: As a member of the press, often times, prior to an interview, Premier's name and Gang Starr were often not allowed to be mentioned at all. Did you know anything, as far as behind-closed-doors for the motives in that?
Tasha Denham: I definitely know that press was told, numerous times, not to speak on Gang Starr, not to ask questions on Gang Starr or Premier. And [press was told], that if they were to speak on it, the interview would pretty much be over. I know this because I was the one who told the press this a lot of times. I was required to prep people ahead of time, basically, on what questions were going to be acceptable, and that they wanted to focus on 7 Grand at the time, and whatever album at the time was coming out, and not on the past - it didn't matter. Again, I believe it all stemmed from...I think when Solar got into [the music industry], I feel that he thought it was just gonna take off like that. They were gonna have instant love around the world, instant fame, instant fortune from this label. I don't think he got the realities of quite how hard it was gonna be to overcome the legacy that [Gang Starr] had together. I think that his jealousy of both Premier and Guru's fame around the world - yeah, there's a lot of people who don't know who they are, but anybody who really knows Hip Hop, and especially in Europe and such, it's insane amounts of love and fame out there. Solar would go places and people would want Premier, they wouldn't want Solar. Not because they hated Solar, but because they didn't know Solar. They wanted the legendary Gang Starr, with its producer.

You know, I understand Guru wanting to move on and create things on his own. He did, with Jazzmatazz, way before Solar even came around. But before, I think he didn't understand that maybe it could be both. I think what's distanced Solar so much from so many of the Gang Starr fans is he always acted like he was in competition with Premier instead of taking the natural route that he was Guru's partner now, after Premier. [Instead, Solar] came across with so much anger about it. He truly believes that Premier was financing a campaign agaist him on the Internet - a hate campaign.

DX: Wow. Like a website or just through message board and comment section posts?
Tasha Denham: Message boards as a whole. Whether it be your MySpace or through an article on HipHopDX or another one of the Hip Hop sites. Anything that was put on there that was negative, Solar felt like Premier was fueling that - not that there was fans out there that didn't appreciate Solar's music, that didn't appreciate what Solar called his "genius," that they didn't appreciate the fact that Solar was saying, "I remixed all of Gang Starr's tracks and they sound so much better now." One thing after another.

I have had a lot of people reach out to me since Guru's passing - and before, when he was in the hospital that knew I worked for them and knew I was close, at one point in time, to them. [They said], "I always thought it was strange, 'cause I'd come up to them at a concert and I'd want to take a picture with just Guru. But if I wanted a picture, I had to take one with both Guru and Solar." If he was gonna do an interview, it had to be both Guru and Solar. Guru was not allowed to do interviews by himself.

DX: I interviewed Premier in December 2005 in New York shortly after the break-up was implied. Premier expressed that the group was simply on glorified hiatus. I interviewed Guru and Solar in spring of 2006, and Guru was very resistant to even my question to whether Big Shug's "Counterpunch," which featured Guru, would be the last time fans would hear his voice on a DJ Premier beat. In interviews to come, for various outlets, Guru said some harsh things. You're one of the few people he seemed to speak a lot to in recent years. In your private conversations with Guru, was that [sentiment] really there?
Tasha Denham: There was definitely some distaste. I don't want to go as far as "bitterness." I think of it had been put into his head. I don't know if he truly felt some of the things he said in his heart. He was convinced, by Solar, that back in maybe 2003, 2004, Guru was held up and mugged in Queens, [New York]. Solar convinced Guru, at that point in time, that Premier had put the hit out on him, and Premier wanted him dead.

DX: Wow.
Tasha Denham: He got that into Guru's head, and he got that drilled into Guru's head that that's what happened. I have to believe that that's where some of his distaste came from. He did say things that he was unhappy with, from his past. A lot of it had to do with contractual things. There were situations that he got into contractually that he felt like he had kind of gotten the short-end of the stick, if you want. Not from Premier, but [from Virgin Records and management]. Any of his anger that he had or any of his ill words that he had, I think a lot of them were not really heartfelt. I may be wrong, but I can only take my own judgement. I think that a lot of it was that Solar had him so convinced that all these people were against him: [Gang Starr/Empire manager] Phat Gary, Premier, all the people from the Gang Starr Foundation - Big Shug. I actually just spoke to Lil Dap from Group Home. I've never spoken to him before. I didn't know him, but I knew of him, of course. I knew of him through Guru. He called to express his condolences [and say] "We're all in this together. We all want to see Guru's legacy move on in the best way possible." I think that's what Guru missed out on so much [in] his last few years, because I think he was so distanced from these people because of Solar that he started to forget how much people really did care about him. They didn't just care about him as an artist. I think if Guru never did another Gang Starr record, I truly believe that all of them would've still cared about Guru. For me, anybody's really been touched by Guru and been around Guru knows Guru as a man, they know what a kind person he is. Anybody who's really met him and knows him as a person, they loved him no matter what. I don't think it was always about the music. Lil Dap expressed that to me, that Guru was like a brother to him. They started out at the same time. Guru had to be one of the kindest people I knew. He would give you even when he did not have.

It hurts me to read this [last] letter. If he did write this letter - which I truly have my doubts on, I can't say that some of it was not things that they had spoken on before, and stuff that Solar put it into words himself. I'm not gonna say that, I wasn't there. Do I believe Guru wrote the letter word-for-word or even sentence-by-sentence? I don't believe that. I really hope that Guru didn't spend his last moments of consciousness with hate like that. I didn't know Guru to be like that. I didn't know Guru to be a hateful person. There were other people in Guru's life that Solar had spoken ill of to Guru and had convinced Guru [were] against him. In speaking to Guru in private, Guru himself wasn't always convinced of that. Guru didn't always believe, but at the same time, he didn't always want to speak that back to Solar because it would've not been a good situation either.

DX: New York is a big place, but it's a small place, especially in the Hip Hop industry. A few artists worked with Guru and Solar on early 7 Grand releases - Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Damian Marley...
Tasha Denham: Common.

DX: Right. These guys weren't just studio rats, so to speak. How close did it get, not in terms of it being a feud or anything, but you think there would have been contact with people that could get Guru's mind right, old peers...
Tasha Denham: Honestly, pretty much, they kept themselves secluded from the Hip Hop world. They did not go out in New York City very often at all. It was a very rare occurrence, after Guru stopped drinking, that they would go out in New York. It wasn't because of Guru's drinking that they stopped going either.

When Guru stopped drinking, when he decided to stop drinking, he stopped drinking. Solar drinks Corona [beers] every single day. Solar would send Guru to the store to buy his Coronas for him. When Guru stopped drinking, he stopped drinking. Guru could have a bottle in his house, he wasn't gonna drink it. He made that decision. When they toured, he was in nightclubs every night. He stopped drinking.

I truly believe that...Solar made it that "there's so much hate out there for us. Being New York, Premier and them are out there, blah, blah, blah." So they didn't go. They didn't even take shows in New York most of the time. There was always an excuse. Shows in Boston, there was always an excuse as to why they weren't gonna do that show. All the tracks that had [featuring artists], they were all sent [to Guru and Solar]. They didn't do those in the studio, personally, with any of those artists. I cannot speak of one single artist that was actually in the studio with them. Most of the time, it was all through management, so on and so forth. So there weren't any opportunities for other artists to help bridge that gap because first of all, if Guru ever had the opportunity, Solar was standing right there.

Guru was never around anyone in the industry without Solar standing right next to him. He never did an interview unless Solar was right there. If somebody was to say, "Yo Guru, when's there gonna be another Gang Starr album?" Guru would just knock it down right away, because if that got brought up and that became an issue, it would be become a [problematic issue] between him and Solar.

Guru and I spoke privately about who was that one person who could help give us that one hit for 7 Grand. He and Fat Joe were always really close, back in the day, and that was one of the people I know he thought about reaching out to. I can't say that he ever did, out of fear that Solar wouldn't agree with it, and Solar would find a reason not to, and it would become a problem again.

DX: For the record, you and I spoke privately before this interview. There's a reason why it's not the first question, and that largely comes from respect for Guru and his legacy and distaste for some of the unfounded rumors running right now. However, I have to ask, as MTV's Sway Calloway so effectively worded last week to Solar, from your perspective, were Guru and Solar engaged in a relationship of "a romantic nature?"
Tasha Denham: I spent extreme amounts of time with both Guru and Solar, both individually and altogether. I traveled with them. At one point in time, I stayed in Guru's house for several weeks. I, myself, never saw any indication of it being a romantic or sexual relationship. I do have a child with [Solar]. I know that there's many men out there that are homosexuals that have children, so that does not say that he's not. I, however, do not believe he is. I never saw any indication of that. I never saw any type of affection in that way, if you want. I saw Guru interested in women. Obviously when I was around, Solar was with me at that point in time, but at the same time, I have my feelings that there were probably other women as well. I never got the feeling that it was homosexual. It angers me, the rumors that I hear out there - not from people like Sway. The way he asked, it was absolutely appropriate. He asked as a journalist. But I have read things, on the Internet of course, that have really disgusted me, because they're being spoken by people that don't have facts. They're just giving an opinion that they're stating as a fact, and I think they're forgetting that both of these men have children. Both of these men have families. Both of these men, especially Guru, has a legacy to be upheld. To sit and put something as trivial as that into the mix [with such little care], is foul. I don't think it's appropriate. If somebody has something that's concrete, then by all means. But if you're only speculating, and because they had a very close relationship, and bizarre relationship to most, that you can't believe that they could have the kind of relationship without it being sexual, I disagree.

I think the way Solar is, he needed it to be that way, because that's the way of control. You get somebody, and you distance them from everyone else. They see you on a daily basis. You're their man day in and day out, the first person you talk to in the morning, the last person you talk to before you go to bed, that's gonna be the person you're gonna turn to for everything. That's the way to best control someone. I don't ever believe it was sexual.

DX: As the details play out, a few people have commented that this is reminiscent of Selena Quintanilla's story. Did you sense a kind of [platonic] worship, on Guru, from Solar?
Tasha Denham: Absolutely not. It was actually the opposite. It was almost like because he had that legacy and all those years in music, it was like he had a distaste for [Guru] because of that.

DX: As a close associate, an employee, all these things. When was the first time you started to notice that things were not normal or healthy?
Tasha Denham: [Pauses] I think it came pretty early on, really. One of the defining moments to me when I knew something was...it was the way Solar spoke to Guru. It was always down to him. He really belittled him, and would do it in front of other people. This wasn't something he just did in private. He is a member of The [Five Percent] Nation of Gods and Earths, as is Guru. He would use that against him, to bring him down. It was important to both of them, very important. I believe Guru's a pleaser; he liked to make people happy. [Solar] would tell him that the Nation of Gods and Earths are ashamed of him, they're disappointed in him. That he doesn't live up to their teachings. I can't think of the word that they used. There was a lot of times they'd get into arguments over it. He'd sit, and Guru would try to defend himself, and Solar would just get more and more irate over it.

There was one night we were at Guru's house. I was about three months pregnant at the time. Guru kept defending himself. Guru actually stood up and kind of got in Solar's face about it. Next thing I know, Solar punched him in the face. From that point in time, he just started kicking him and hitting him. Guru was fighting back, he wasn't just sitting there being a punk, but at the same time, Guru had severe asthma. He didn't have his inhaler. He started really hyper-ventalating and really having a hard time, and Solar kept beating him. It wasn't a fight anymore, it was beating him. I felt that it was so bad that I got in between the two of them and broke it up, because I knew he wouldn't hit me of course. At that point in time, I was pregnant with his child.

Instead of stopping and making sure his partner, friend, "brother" - as he calls him was okay, Guru was sitting there saying, "I'm having an asthma attack. I need to go to the hospital. I think I'm gonna have a heart attack." He's bleeding, really shaking. Instead of stopping and calming himself down, [Solar] told me, "We're leaving," and goes and gets in the car and drives me back to the city. [He] didn't call and check on Guru, didn't make sure he was alright. That's probably one of the first times I was like, "Wow, this relationship is really unhealthy. It's a really sick relationship." After that, if I didn't physically see it myself...I saw [Guru] punched in the face numerous times with no provocation. It [would just be] that he'd get upset with something Guru would say and punch him in the face. I know he knocked a tooth out of Guru's. I know he gave him a black eye [so Guru would] have to wear glasses for photo-shoots and concerts. To listen to [Solar] talk to [Guru], you'd think he was talking to a child sometimes. Guru would tell me how bad that hurt him. He'd say, "Back when we were just friends, he never would have spoken to me this way. He always treated me with respect. Now that we're doing this record label, he has no respect. He treats me this way." There was a fear in him. Solar had distanced him from everything in his life: his family, his ex-partner, the whole Gang Starr Foundation and the music industry, really, as a whole. Guru spent a lot of time alone. A lot of time, if he wasn't with Solar, he was by himself. It was his son or Solar.

He would tell me that since the label wasn't as successful as they originally thought, he just wanted to go away. He just wanted to disappear. He wanted to go to Europe, or go to L.A. and do voice-over work and quit the whole music industry as a whole. He wanted to go back to being a regular guy, like a mailman. It got worse and worse.

Unfortunately, in about July of 2008 is when I was banished from the circle because I wouldn't follow orders that were given to me. At that time, Guru was instructed that he was to have no more contact with me. Without Solar's knowledge, we stayed in contact throughout 2008, till the end of 2008. I had a lot of business information that they didn't have access to, and Guru would need it for different things. He couldn't ask Solar to ask me, 'cause we didn't speak. He couldn't ask Solar [for permission] to speak to me, 'cause Solar would be angry that Guru didn't have [the information]. So he'd contact me. I knew that things weren't getting any better. He'd tell me that Solar was checking his emails. I was also informed that, the longer and longer it went, that Solar even took Guru's phone away for days at a time. Guru wasn't allowed to have a personal life at all. Even when they were on tour, he took Guru's inhaler from him and told him that he wasn't allowed to use it, because it was a crutch, and that he didn't really need it...It just breaks my heart that [Guru] was suffering that way.

DX: Premier said it prior to last week on his radio show, Guru was a tough dude. I knew that about him when I first crossed paths with him when Gang Starr was still in tact. You're guessing like I could guess, but what do you think it was that prevented him from really fighting back and/or walking away?
Tasha Denham: His own fear. His insecurities. His twisted sense of loyalty to Solar. He credited Solar with helping him stop drinking. Guru's town-home, several years ago, burned down. At that point in time, Solar let him come live at his house with his family. So Guru looked at things like that. Guru never took credit himself for quitting drinking. When he decided to stop smoking weed, he just did it. He did it. But yet, when he was still smoking weed, Solar controlled that. Solar kept the weed and would only give Guru what he wanted him to smoke.
 
[Guru] was dedicated to changing and making his life better. He was a vegetarian, he was working out daily. He was dedicated to his son, and he loved that kid like no other. He wanted to make sure he was healthy, to be around for his son.

I think that he was so scared that if he broke away from Solar that he just didn't know what was next. He didn't always have the support around him on a daily basis. He knew there were people out there that would help him. But when you're not hearing it daily, and you're not around people daily that are telling you these things, it's hard to prevent to break away from the person who is there on a daily basis. They're bringing out your insecurities. Instead of talking about your positives, they're bringing out your faults. He was just scared. I told him before I left, "Guru, you've got to get away. If you don't get away, he's gonna kill you." He was being so abusive to him, physically. Guru was not a punk. Guru would not have taken that from anyone else. No one else. No one. I can't even imagine.

Solar's a bully. He's all talk. He preys on people [that] he can bully. If you won't go along with Solar and you won't let him control you, he will have nothing to do with you. He couldn't control me, and that's why he got rid of me. As soon as [DJ] Doo Wop quit working for them, Guru wasn't allowed to speak to Doo Wop anymore. A man that had been in his life, on a daily basis for almost five years, and he'd known for almost 15, he wasn't allowed to speak to him anymore. Guru was so sick [from the cancer] by that point in time too.

DX: In the later years of their life, what would Guru and Solar do with their free time, especially since they were removed from the Hip Hop industry?
Tasha Denham: Guru's day-to-day basis was basically business all day and studio in night. He had to fit in time to see his son. There were times when he'd want to go to Boston to see his family - his mother was ailing as well, as his father's getting up there in age, and Solar would tell him he couldn't go because he needed to be in the studio. Yet, Solar, during the day, I'd talk to him on the phone, and he'd be laying out in the sun, tanning. Or he'd be working out in the gym. He'd work out like two hours a day. Or he'd be out to dinner with his family. He'd call and give us orders on what to do, work-wise, but who really ran 7 Grand Records? Guru put his heart and soul in that.

DX: Did the label have other employees, besides the three of you and the band?
Tasha Denham: Guru did a lot of the stuff. I filled in whatever role. There was times where Guru would refer to me as their "head of video promotions" or this or that, because there wasn't people there to take those roles on. I helped them with tour booking, routing tours, whatever needed to be done. Guru taught me so much, because I'd never done this. I kind of fell into this. I happened to have a knack for it, as far as their label was concerned. Guru was learning himself too. Because any other tour he'd ever done had always been through a major record label. He'd always had the support of a major. They also had Solar's now-come-to-find-out-wife [Denise Sandoval], who knows about me obviously, working as, I'm gonna say, their accountant. She'd fill in different places as well. Solar has an older daughter that would help out with some Internet stuff. A lot of the other stuff, we'd outsource. We worked with [4Sight Media] for a while, and [Public Wizard]. So there were people involved, but none more than the four of us - Solar, myself, Denise and Guru were.

DX: I find this all to be pretty interesting. Not for nothing, one of my interviews with Guru and Solar, whether it was 2006 for AllHipHop, 2007 for Skope magazine or one of them in 2008 for DX, Solar told me that he had an extensive record collection of his own. Obviously, I know that the Hip Hop community was hard on him initially, being that he did not have production credits prior to Guru and called himself "Super Producer Solar." However, to be fair, did you find him to be a very musical person in your time together?
Tasha Denham: By the time that I came into it, he was already working extensively and exclusively with Guru. Everything that I've been told was told to me from Solar or from Guru, from before [2006]. So I've come to find a lot of the things that Solar told me over the years were absolutely false. How much of what he told me, I'm not sure how much to believe. He did tell me he had a studio before he ever met Guru. He told me that he used to do beats just on his spare time, and this is something he used to just do for fun; he never thought of it as a career. He used to tell me he wishes he just kept it as fun and not as fame. I almost say that with a laugh, 'cause it was all about fame for him. I believe, in hindsight - and everything is hindsight, because obviously, when I met him, I didn't see these things, I believe that he saw a meal-ticket in Guru. Instant fame, instant fortune.

DX: Not to interrupt you. But you spoke about their context of meeting each other. Both were always elusive about that, though they had once told me in an interview about Solar helping Guru stop drinking. We aren't here to throw anybody under the bus, but for the interest of facts, do you know what it was that Solar did for a living? Did that ever come up? He had told press that he worked with at-risk youth, as did Guru.
Tasha Denham: I've been told numerous things, again. Everything I've been told, [I have] not seen first-hand. I've been told at one point in time, [Solar] worked for the MTA [New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority]. I had been told that he was in the military. I have been told in one point in time that he worked on Wall Street. I had been told at one point in time that he dealt drugs. We're talking numerous things across the board.

I've been told that he and - who I'm now finding out is his legal wife, which I was not aware was his legal wife -- Denise Sandoval. I know her another by another name ("Asia"). Just like Solar doesn't go by John, she doesn't go by Denise Sandoval. I was not aware until Birthplace magazine came out with it, that she was his legal wife. Guru was never aware that she was his legal wife. Guru told me things that he wasn't always supposed to tell me. If he had honestly known, I truly believe he would've told me the truth on that one. I don't think he ever knew. That's supposed to be his best friend. Solar didn't even want to admit the truth about that in his life.

I do believe that he probably did work for MTA. That's one of the ones I believe, I think. Everything else, I'm really not sure myself. If anybody can shed light on that, it'd be interesting to me as well. [Laughs] I do know that they had foster kids, supposedly at one time. Because he has used that against me at times, and told me that he's much more capable of raising children than I'd ever be 'cause he has had foster kids. I never saw that though, so I can't say that he ever did have foster kids, or if he was registered to have foster kids.

Guru had numerous jobs. He was a regular guy. He was a teacher at one point in time. He [attended] the Fashion Institute [of Technology] at one point in time. He did numerous regular jobs, I can't even think of them off the top of my head.

DX: In "The P.L.A.N.E.T." he rapped about working in a mail-room when he first arrived to New York.
Tasha Denham: Yep! [Laughs] He did so many regular jobs. Guru, as everybody knows, came from a prestigious family. He had every thing offered to him growing up. His brothers and his sisters, they're writers and they're lawyers, and they're successful professors, so on and so forth. For Guru to go off and do this was breaking the mold; his dad was a judge in Boston. It's what [Guru] really believed in. It's part of him. It wasn't just music to him, it was a part of who he was. It was something he felt like he had to do.

DX: You mentioned Europe. I reviewed and listened to a lot of Guru's later solo work and his albums with Solar. Although they never captured the sonic success of his Gang Starr or first two volumes of Jazzmatazz, they were solid albums that a lot of fans and press domestically ignored. With so much touring, from your 7 Grand experience, can you tell us about their reception abroad?
Tasha Denham: Overseas, I think is much more open and flexible with things than Americans are. From everything to what their tours paid overseas to the turn-outs, they'd do concerts in [unique] places like South Africa and they did one in Spain, with tens of thousands of people there. A lot of them were festivals, yes, but Guru would be one of the headliners. They definitely received more love overseas, more money overseas. These people, they were fans. At the same time, a  lot of them were Gang Starr fans. There was still controversy overseas, just like in the U.S., about the Gang Starr situation versus 7 Grand Records. They were bringing in what I would say is triple [the amount of money] overseas for shows to what they were getting here, at least.

They were floating. The label definitely wasn't as successful as anybody would have liked it to have been, but in one respect, it was a new label, an independent label. It was not a major label. They were in a really tough economic time, and a tough time for the music industry. With everything now going digital, it's hard for labels now to make the same kind of money they used to be able to make. Guru was funding a lot of it himself, and there was the money coming in, but a lot of it was being funded from stuff Guru had [additionally]. They were floating. It wasn't successful in the way that they had hoped, but they stayed around. They were still booking shows up until January when Guru was so sick that he shouldn't have even be doing shows, they were still booking them.

DX: So, based on your experience. What happens to Solar now?
Tasha Denham: I'm not sure what his motivation is. Everything he puts out there, he [uses to discredit other people]. [His] going to speak to Sway on MTV, I don't understand the motivation. He's just giving himself more rope to hang himself. He's just looking more and more guilty in everything he speaks, because he's so blatantly...it's so blatantly not true, the things he's saying. He embellishes things so much. But I truly believe he believe the things he says.

DX: -- Not to interrupt you. But it's worth noting, there is a "#FuckSolar" campaign on Twitter and in message boards. Several extremely respected rappers and actors have joined in on that. Is Solar the type of guy that is watching all of these comments and tweets? You say this somebody who really wants fame...
Tasha Denham: He reads everything he can find on the Internet. He'll see this article tomorrow as soon as its posted. Between [HipHopDX], AllHipHop.com, he's obviously on his Twitter, I think it's probably just gnawing at the very core of his being. Peoples' perception is so important to him, even if it's a false perception. When I was [at 7 Grand], he'd be the one to tell me not to tell him if I saw negative things written about them. Yet he'd seek them out. He went looking for them. He would read so much and tell me not to tell Guru if I saw it. You know, the funny thing is, Guru could handle it. He'd been doing it for so long, he knew everything wasn't gonna be positive. I know [Solar] is looking at all these things, all these other artists that are just disgusted by his behaviors, and disgusted with the way this has all come out, and made subliminal comments on Twitter as to situation, and it's gotta be killing him. These are respected artists in the music industry. He has to know, now, with the feelings that people have towards him in the music industry, there is no music career left for him. Who's gonna work with him?

DX: It's a gritty conversation we've just had. Not for nothing, you lost a dear friend. Let's end on a positive note. What's your favorite memory with Guru?
Tasha Denham: I have so many things, so many memories of us, as friends. Just the regular, everyday kind of memories are the things that stick out to me the most. Of course he was an artist. But I look at Guru as my friend. He was there for my daughter's first birthday. I got kicked out of my apartment in New York because Solar had a problem with my landlord and Guru's the one who drove to New York City [from 45 miles away] and helped me carry all my stuff down three flights of stairs, load it in his truck and bring it to his house, and let me stay at his house for several weeks. He was the person, that if I needed someone to talk to, I could pick up the phone and call. Those are the things. He was just a regular guy, but he was such a kind person. We all went to the zoo one day, with the kids. Guru's son was there. He was just a dad that day. He wasn't Guru. Even after 21 years of living with fame, and yet we'd go to a place and hear, "Yo, that's Guru," and it almost always seemed to kind of take him by surprise, 20 years later.

This legacy deserves to be cherished. His son deserves to grow up loving and respecting his father for the person and artist that he was, instead of rumors and speculation.

DX: Lastly, and one question a colleague expressed his curiousity with. You mentioned earlier that Guru comes from a prestigious family. Do you think action will be taken?
Tasha Denham: No. I really hope so. I've spoken to a member of his family before his passing. I got the opportunity to speak ti him before his passing, and after his passing, we've exchanged words. I right now they're dealing with the loss so much. They're dealing with legal issues right now. As everybody's aware, [the Elam Family] was able to retrieve the body. Not having contact with him for so many years, there's a lot of things left up in the air that they're still trying to deal with, as well as the emotions. I think that his family absolutely has his son's best interest in heart. I think that his family has the knowledge, the power and the support behind him [including mine]. His son deserves to know his father, and his son deserves to be the one that benefits from his father's success over the years, not someone else.

It's funny, because I was looking through emails the other day. Just random emails from back when I was working for them, and still in contact from that. I found one from a point in time when Solar and I were no longer speaking anymore, yet he wrote me an...email. His last words in that email were to me, "Fortunes are made, not extorted." I wish at this point in time, Solar could look back at that and take his own advice.

334 Comments

  • Manito

    Guru was mentally weak and the alcohol made him burn bridges. When he got drunk he would harrass and make racial slurs against a certain engineer of Asian decent. It wasn't one joke or two, it's was literally 2-3 hours where even his own people had to lift him out of there. Next day....same thing even when sober but to a much lesser degree. He was NOT gay but was mentally weak and looked up to Solar as some sort of a leadership role in the myth of the 5% nation which is nothing but a joke created by a jailbird and criminal. Premo was not down on the 5% shit THAT was the opening that Solar used and exploited. I know for sure one of the main issues Guru had with Premo was the following.......Guru did not want and liked that Premo made beats or produced for others outside the camp, because Premo began making more money and it tipped the scale to Premo becoming more wanted on production from damn near every artist whereas Guru was not really ever in demand for features. That was a real issue and of course he was delusional of being jerked or robbed but the fact was Premo worked 5 times more than Guru. Production. DJing, etc. RIP to Mr Elam.

  • qadaffi

    He should have lived for many more years. Still, it's not a surprise considering many previous examples of great leaders die young... such was death of Fred Hampton, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls and Guru, all executed by the hands of the ruling casta... and their merceneries, such are CIA & FBI or JSOC. It's not a secret that US will bankrupt anytime soon, and uprising of some kind can happen in the US. More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer because of the American Dream & NATO & UN, while their spending even more. Whats even worse they just keep expanding the hitlist... Guru had huge number of followers in US and even worldwide, ready to move, because he was real and regular guy with incredible talent to get people to learn whats right, and whats not, that's what made his message immortal. He just didnt fit into whole modern 'rap' thing, with fakers spending $250,000 in a day, "living a dream" while it costs lives in Africa, Eastern Europe & Asia. So dont be surprised if that John Doe guy, turns out to be undercover agent on someones payroll. It's certain that you can control any person on Earth. After all we are just humans. One thing is sure, GURU's legacy will live on, to lead through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Its all about the good people like GURU tried to teach. Just remember, evil never sleeps. Dont let them change good to evil, and bad to worse. Many will be called, but few will be chosen.

  • Nick B

    Nice interview, shed a lot of insight on gurus life post gangstarr solar is a bad producer and person

  • CampLo

    A confusingly annotated article with all the unneccessary brackets around random words making it a very untidy article which ruins the flow of the original. A transcription of the interview would have been better.

  • konstancja

    RIP GURU. the way i see it from afar Guru was murdered and what makes it worse is that he didn't even fight but succumb to that sick and talentless piece of scum. i still feel shocked so i can't even imagine how helpless his family and friends must have felt while it was happening and they couldn't do a thing. listening to his lyrics i find it even more incomprehensible and tragic that he didn't know better. it's lonely at the top kind of curse. DJ Preemo stay strong - you're royalty. Gangstarr and beyond, hip hop lives on. peace

  • Joey Scarfo

    Hey .. First..Dilla, Justblaze, Black Milk, Hi tek, Premo, Pharrell&Chad are Dope.. So don't use that word so loosely. Solar's music is verrrrry novice. His drums are lacking, his sample chops are terrible. He is the perfect example of what a wack producer sounds like. did you even listen to the guru 8.0? That was the worst production he ever rapped over or anyone for that matter. I know your'e a fan but i disagree with your opinion. If we want to support guru, we'll keep supportin Gangstarr..

  • Charmelle

    Guru wasnt no chump. He wouldnt have put up with that shit. Solar is dope. jazzmatazz 4 is a classic. Friends punch eachother in the face sometimes. Premier and Guru will forever be linked as well. Big Shugs Otherside of the Game is another classic to check for.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      now i know you're a two-bit punk bitch. this nigga talkin bout solar is dope and you talkin' bout "I know your'e a fan but i disagree with your opinion. " all the while you're bitch ass was callin' me solar. that's hoe shit buddy boy. i aint never fuck with solar's production. so i know your a e-thug on the internet and a bitch in real life. that's real talk. you aint nothin but a dick riding follower

    • Joey Scarfo

      Umm.. First..Dilla, Justblaze, Black Milk, Hi tek, Premo, Pharrell&Chad are Dope.. So don't use that word so loosely. Solar's music is verrrrry novice. His drums are lacking, his sample chops are terrible. He is the perfect example of what a wack producer sounds like. did you even listen to the guru 8.0? That was the worst production he ever rapped over or anyone for that matter. I know your'e a fan but i disagree with your opinion. If we want to support guru, we'll keep supportin Gangstarr..

  • CarlT

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Fck-Solar-RIP-Keith-Elam-aka-GURU/117254471626331

  • Shawn71

    This article is wild and i"m very saddened whether it is true or not it was alot to take but a person can be strong willed but the right person get into there head and play mind games with you it can really fuck u up mentally to the point where you can"t defend yourself physically!! Solar that nigga will get his KARMA IS UNIVERSAL LAW!! Guru live your new life on the otherside peacefully!!

  • Frank Low

    The best thing 'Nigga Who' can do is give the last accapellas to Dj Premier and do us all the biggest favour We might start a campaign for you if you give them to Preem!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let Premo do a final GANG STARR album with the whole FOUNDATION. From Big Shug, Jeru, Group Home, Krumbsnatcha, ETC ETC!!! Give the vocals to Premier! T-shirts

  • Gunn Starr

    People u need to chill, if GURU was all the things this interview seems to express than am mad at GURU for leading me and other listeners astray. I always assumed that he could manage himself as a man and make up his own mind. I don't know anything about SOLAR save I don't like his music so I can't hate. \look every fan is hurting but until a viable unbiased interview is presented I say SOLAR is innocent until proven guilty. Come on people-GURU music was always informative and uplifting and love! I feel we owe it as fans to reserve any judgements till acceptable facts are presented. 1luv

  • last2survive

    fuck SOLAR for one......... ive built and working with GURU on video projects solar always got in the way. that dudes a real mudd butt for real............. RIP - GURU - GANSTARR for ever !

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    http://www.fucksolar.com/

  • Amplified Sample

    It's ironic, that Solar used 5% teachings to manipulate GURU. He basically became a 10 percenter by using his religion for evil motives. This really is one of the hardest articles I've had to read.

  • Kayla017

    I've had enough with all the bullshit gay rumors. I dated Guru in 2003 before the Ownerz came out and before Guru and Premier stopped working together. At the time we were dating Guru was already sober and had not been drinking for sometime. Solar was not his "partner" and was not the reason he quit drinking. Guru was a strong man and when he decided to do something he just did it. His legacy speaks for itself and Solar is nothing but a leech and an insecure lil' bitch.

  • tonyatlas

    Dude ain't safe in Detroit. Nobody should tarnish the image/rep/skills of Guru.

  • Sensaye23

    It's very sad. I do have to say one things though...you can never allow yourself to be somebody's bitch like that. I don't care how brolic or manipulative they are, if they just turn around and duff you in the face like it's nothing, then you gotta take care of that shit. I would never be an advocate for violence, but I'm an advocate for defending yourself, and if the situation got that bad, where I was gettin' punked so bad I couldn't even see my family? I'm sorry but I'd a blasted the shit outta that nigga.

    • FreshDT

      Maybe that's because you don't have pitfalls and previous teachings that make you vulnerable to manipulation. You think Guru would be the first to fall under somebody's abusive guidance? Think about all the cults that have existed for centuries, people willing to give up everything and at the most extreme even off themselves because a "leader" told them to do it. You think everybody in a cult was a "punk" who let people push them around and bully them as a general rule. I don't think so. I think some of them would normally sock someone in mouth who tried to disrespect them, but because they were exploited in the mind, they allowed someone with the "right" teachings to lead them down a crazy path. Sure, we can sit back and say, wouldn't be me. Of course, most people wouldn't do it. Does that mean he was a punk. Not in my opinion. It means someone took advantage of a vulnerability he had. Look at the extremes some religious people go to. That doesn't make sense. Willing to kill yourself and others in cold blood. They've fell victim to indoctrination, down right brainwashing if you ask me. No way I'd blow up a building full of innocent people I don't know, taking myself out in the process too, yet you've got a lot of people in the world willing to do it because a "leader" has told them so. Guru looked at Solar as some kind of leader, a spiritual leader I guess. Sure we can see how messed up it was, that doesn't mean he was any kind of punk. He might've decked the sh%t out of anyone else attempting the same thing or calling him a punk. So Solar manipulated him, took advantage of some previous teachings he held dear, does that mean any person could walk up to him and punch him or disrespect him to his face? I bet you'd see that person walking away holding their eye, looking confused like "well, he let Solar get away with it."

  • capitan ayuda putas

    1.R.I.P GURU... as far as solar in my opinion hope he becomes ky anal gel for the devil when he dies fuk u!! 2. dont come to detroit we will fuck u up.. 3.for TC_WINTON FUCK YOU LAZY ASS BITCH u lost yo job cuzzz u couldnt cut it c'mon tha reason tha immigrant got it is cuzz they pay him a dollar less and still busts his ass..fuck boi u aint shit n u just mad at canada cuzz u a closet fan of drake bitch ass mofo stop hiding hoe nigga i wish u would talk all that woopty woop on tha border get yo bitch ass sliced into pieces and my name aint for u cuzz im not saving u hoe!!! yea captain save a hoe.. with that said 313 all day

    • ___

      pretty incredible how a page on Guru and Solar evolves into a ignorant ass argument about illegal immigration and whatever the fuck else yall are talkin about...

    • tc_wintonterrace

      that's the problem, you admit to being dumb and refuse to learn. I still say Mexico sucks because of people like you. You're a young and full of energy, yet you abandoned your own country. Mexico will always suck until it gets fixed by Mexicans. You cant fix sorry-ass Mexico from Detroit, puta. You say u have alot of different ways to make bread. SO WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU HERE??? If Mexico is so fucking bad they should apply for STATEHOOD. Not that we'd have you but at least it's a legal proper step. So unless you want Mexico to become a state, Go home. Your country needs you,capitan puta. Go back home to hell and show them how to get bread in different ways. If not i'm sure they'll get caught in that Arizona sweep and get deported. I love MY COUNTRY and wouldnt leave it for shit. So take you're self-admitted dumb-ass self back. You think that the Arizona law is bad, wait until they start deputizing Americans to help protect the border. Then we'll see what you say when the border trail is filled with dead border-hopping cousins,puta. As far as a motherland it's America for me. Generation after generation, tried and true. As far as your lil racist shit...so fucking what.Most black people or "Afican Americans" never been to Africa and could give a fuck less about Africa or Africans. It's all about America,baby. That's why America is the best because Americans work they're ass off and dont cut and run from their country in the prime of their life. So when they finally do deport you, you'll be an old,useless man with nothing to offer. Mexico sucks because of you and your kind,puta

    • capitan ayuda putas

      nigga get tha fuk outta here with that bullshit u right i might not b tha brighest but im no fuckin idiot either.. so get yo lazy cryng sorry ass off tha internet and get a fucking job i kno i do.. a lil fun fact arizona n most part of southwest u.s use to be mexicos so either if ya dig or not we aint leaving get use to not having a job if illegals took yo job then u a dumbass talking bout i should progress worry bout yo self geting an education to get a career that immigrants cant get n maybe like a baby wit a bottle you will stop cryng.. im not e tough talking thats what they do to bitch ass mofos like u on tha border chop em up as far as being tough on this its to much of waste of my time but best believe i be in tha streets of detroit and real niggas fuk wit me i aint gotta worry bout wha u think im geting bread diff ways, like u i didnt get an education after high school so im fucked busting as. im not racist this just 4 u we taking u back to ya motherland stop cryn blaming others 4 shit man up get bread.. them mama jokes funny but yo moms funnier. with this said u aint gotta reply im not geting into this son...R.I.P GURU

    • Truthfully Yours

      It's amazing how people are willing to whine, complain, insult people for being here illegally all while enjoying their time on stolen land. If you truly believed in justice, you'd be in just as much uproar about this land having been stolen from Natives. It's not about justice, it's about being selfish and bigotted. Shoot, we didn't just move here, we took over and kicked the people who were here to the curb. That's 100x worse than illegal immigration. Where are the people with signs protesting that, demanding Natives get justice due? The ultimate in hypocrisy.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      look Capitan Puta..fuck you and your over-hairy, shemale momma. When illegalls take $20 A DAY you're gonna lose that $12 AN HOUR job, puta The hardest working American in the world cant convince an employer to pay $96 per day when they got some illegal to do it for $20 per day,puta. So instead off you flexing your e-muscles and talking internet-chatroom only tough,puta. (I mean we know you're stupid, but probably soft as muffins,too) A better solution would be, to be productive, no one needs you to fuck anyone or anything up. That's the problem, STUPID!! It's your illegal actions that are costing America so much money in the first place, puta . I mean you probably already hopped the border illegally and now you want to fight for the right to stay AND DO MORE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY?? you must be kidding, capitan puta As far as your screen name goes, who cares? I dont speak Spanish, Puta and could care less about translating it, or YOU, or YOUR greasy-ass, boypussy havin' , donkey-dick momma either. So take some math classes in Detroit ,maybe some Science too. (If you can do that with no social security card, my man) Take that knowledge back to Mexico, where you're from and BUILD SOMETHING. Build something that your fellow people can see and be proud. Maybe then I wont have to worry about that illegal immigrant and YOU, MY MAN will have created opportunity for your people and they wont have to illegally enter America, like you did. See how easy it is. So it's really up to you,but you wont do it will you puta??? Here have some more ether.

  • BeanTown Breezy

    Gangstarr is probably the reason why i loved hip hop so much growing up and this shit sickens me and saddens me very deeply cuz i have met Guru before and he was a really nice dude.I'm misty eyed just after reading this shit and I hope this dude Solar get what he deserves.I know what he looks like now,and he could never come to Boston either.You are a wanted man and disabled a man with a good heart who contributed so much to this culture.You deserve a painful death and I hope you get reincarnated as a fucking speedbump you piece of shit.You are the reason for his death and uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuungh,I would love to just kick you fucking teeth in and use you as a firing dummy when I'm at the range with my M-16...hoo-aah!..Guru's cadence was like the military and his disipline will always be respected.

  • FreshDT

    To those saying she or Premiere could have done something, how so when Guru's own family was held impotent in the matter. They couldn't even get in to see their own family member How the freak is Primo or the woman from this internview gonna help him or even less likely get him a $100 hair cut when Guru's own family can't see him or make decisions about his health care? To those saying her words make Guru out to be a punk or gay, no way. She said Guru tried to fight back but caught an asthma attack. I don't care how brolic you are, if you can't breathe, you're in for a butt whoopin even from Pee Wee Herman. Secondly, it wasn't about a physical fight. Obviously Solar won the mental battle over Guru. He used his religion and his addiction to manipulate Guru. Even the most toughest guys can have vulnerabilities. Alchoholism and 5% teachings were Guru's vulnerabilities. Solar exploited them to take advantage of their relationship. If anything, the testament of Guru being a real mofo helped Solar to get inside his head. Guru felt loyal to someone who helped him out in a time of need (housing) and helped him quit his addiction. Why can't you see that it has nothing to do with being a punk, but with being tricked in the mind.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      buddy, what you do is TELL SOMEBODY!!!! if you as a citizen have first-hand knowledge of physical abuse, YOU TELL SOMEBODY. Guru's dad is a judge, you dont think he aint got no fucking strings to pull, no favors to call in?? For his own fucking son?? His brothers are professors. Think they weren't smart enough to help thire own fucking brother. TELL SOMEBODY. That's how alot of crime is solved,regular people stepping to the plate and telling what they know. As far as Solar's helthcare proxy status, you've got federal court. The issue what they call injunctions,for the right reasons. I'd say her first-hand knowledge of Solar knocking out one or some of Guru's teeth as enough evidence to receive a temporary injunction so the matter can be reviewed. So she told somebody. Guru could very well be here today. TELL SOMEBODY!!! TELL ANYBODY!!! cause i tell you what none of her revelations are helping Guru now. are they??? really they paint the man in a bad light. so remember if you see something illegal and you truly want to help TELL SOMEBODY!!!!

    • BeanTown Breezy

      Could'nt have said it better.peace

  • Sensaye28

    Solar is lucky he's a bum and nobody knows who the fuck he is. Because if he was recognizable, he'd never be able to walk through NY again. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if you hear about him taking a severe beatdown, probably at the hands of some terror squad goons.

  • swishersmoke

    stfu it's just an interview you bitchassniggas is makin' another hip-hop death into a fuckin conspiracy theory. just pay your grievances and stop trying to drag names thru the mud.

  • kush nap

    solar must be scared to leave the house. the paranoia is well deserved. devious leech is gonna get his. who doesnt wanna a piece of this faggot? hes a walking dead man. hes been casted out of hip hop, no more shows, no more guru to stand behind. and hip hop fans will put hands on your bitch ass. we dont play. hip hop has always policed itself. if you biting, you get called out. if you a fag, you get aired out. if you fuck with a legends rep and family, youre gonna catch the beats. solar book a show you fucking faggot. the fans will beat the life out of you. solars bullshit has overshadowed the loss of a legend, and for that, hes gonna pay. get in the gym solar. your chin is gonna be tested whenever you build up the courage to leave the crib. props to solars baby moms for airing his weak ass out. i trust her more than i trust solar.

  • illstatic

    Guru is the real hip hop legend. He stands alone. Big, PAC and the others who hold this title didn't produce as much music or have the longevity. I can't listen to anything else right now. I've been following hip hop from the start and man, this dude has a unique delivery that will never be matched. Add Primo to the mix and there you have it, nothing but classic material.

  • Max Hate

    R.I.P. Guru Fuck Solar, punk bitch

  • Bigg Kev

    If ever anyone deserved a car bomb, it would be this Solar dude. Remember, Mental abuse is worse than physical....and becasue they were both NGE, He(solar) may have exploited the teachings and used the "Jedi Mind Trick" on GURU....(allegedly) As for the other "Intimacy" bullsh*t..Sway brought up....I ask the following: Did u see dude take a backshot? Did u See dude doing anything strange? The answer is Hell F**Ckin no!!! So it should not be an issue..... And IF by a long shot the shit is true....which in my heart of hearts know it aint.....it still does not change the fact that he held it down for years as Gangstarr and as a Solo act....and his music will live on long after any of us in Hip Hop and still BE RELEVANT!!.....and thats all I give a fuck about anyway.. all that other shit is just that ..other shit.. and it has nothing to do with the music....and lets keep it that way...and stop acting like gossiping washer women.....

  • dadada

    fuck this interview................i just wanna look at all the light guru shined down. this is dirting his name.

  • dadada

    I kind of find it hard to believe all of this is real.....I mean this could just be the bitch solar left now, she has a chance to fire back at him and get some money. Guru was never a punk and always his own man.....who the fuck is solar ? Some of this could be taken as true him trying to turn his friends away from guru but i mean i wouldn't take all of this to the heart..........but its still fuck solar.

    • TopKnotchT

      It's not hard to believe at all. And I doubt she came forward to get back at Solar. She didn't come off like she was wanting or looking for something. Solar has been suspect from the beginning. It didn't just start with her saying anything. And besides, all this would've came out eventually. Whether it was from her or somebody else who know him well. People get manipulated all the time. And I think that's what Solar did with Guru. You also have to understand, Guru wasn't sober or in sound thought process when he met Solar. So it was easy for him to take advantage of that.

  • Laz

    OMG that was wayyyy to much use less info, who the fuck are these people and way is the motive, who is this Solar dude and who really gives a fuck he aint no body in the legendary hip hop scean as Gang Starr- Guru and Premire so fuck a Solar- eat a dick and let's focus on remebering Guru and the Gangstarr legacy and one of the BEST DJ's in the game Dj Premire! Laz

  • Gee Cee

    can't wait 4 tha day suckaproducer solar'll meet freddie foxxx. bumpy's gonna smash his brain.

  • W.I.

    Wow! Guru is and forever will be a hip hop legend. There are so many questions that will be answered in the next few weeks and months it's time to look towards the beautiful legacy. But these Solar issues are just crazy! if anyone is interested in Guru from one of the Boston legends who grew up with him from the beginning check out the interview below form Thatsmajor.info http://thatsmajor.info/2010/04/26/edo-g-and-g-valentino-ball-w-dj-chubby-chub-discuss-gurus-life/

  • ignite and imagery

    Jake youre the man for this. Good to hear, you can imagine that Guru was the type of person that she described. A kind intelligent positive individual that at the same time wasnt no punk. Amazing that there are still people out there that can take advantage of people like that. But it's true. Some people are so skilled in control and deception. And it sucks. RIP G.U.R.U. fuck the controversy "they cant take the respect that ive earned in my life time, and you know theyll never stop the furious force of my rhymes" - Moment of Truth

  • Curry Kid

    Nuff respect to the sista for coming forward, as well as the interviewer and DX, this is a deep piece. As for superpause ('super' for a sarcastic reference to 'superproducer' and pause for the rumors about his orientation and because #fucksolar is not always appropriate... The whole concept speaks to returning to how we responded to him 3 months ago... Not realizing he exists.) I feel like best case scenario he is ego-maniacal and thinks he can cake off with the charity, worst case scenario he thinks he will be the Puff to GURU's BIG. Either way, you don't need to physically screw someone to be an abusive spouse/partner. He thought he could talk to GURU like a molested child? I suspect he has his coming to him. Whether in court or from those who didn't fair so well in court. I wish ill on no one, but were I to start, he seems like a good test subject. Respect to all who love and mourn GURU Rest in Peace GURU

  • Mr.T

    I'm very sad to read about all this. Guru was mostly a man of positive energy, a flawed man but a positive one nonetheless. To read so much negative and personal baggage about him, regardless of whether it is truth or not, after his passing is sad at the least, even disrespectful. Regardless, I acknowledge that some of what has been said should be said to bring alight some other matters which have appeared very vague since day dot. I hope Guru's name is and his family's conscience is cleaned of all this rubbish in the media right now, and I hope his legacy lives on in a positive light without any of this negative baggage that Solar bitch has heaped on it. And there's no point in ranting and raving about Solar either. In my experience, Karma never every fails, and Solar will get his in due course, believe. RIP Guru. Peace.

  • Truthspeak

    Fuck you Solar. Nobody likes you, feels your music or has an ounce of respect for your punk ass. Out of all these posts 99% of the people feel the same way. That means your ass is done. Go hang yourself you piece of shit. Everyone in the HIP-HOP community is wishing, praying and hoping for your fucking death. I hope you read every fucking word all the people have said about you. Burn slow bitch!!!! I don't even know your punk ass and I would out you myself. I hope you suffer worse at your deathbed and that nobody visits your fucking ass as you lay DYING because no one gives a shit about you. GANGSTARR FOR LIFE. PREEMO FOR LIFE. GIFTED UNLIMITED RHYMES UNIVERSAL FOR LIFE!!!!!! TORONTO in this BITCH. FUCK ALL THE HATERS THROWING DIRT ON MY CITY AND MY COUNTRY.

  • JayMo

    HE TOOK HIS INHALER....FUCK SOLAR. WHEN I SEE HIM...OOOOOOO

  • peaketownsfinest757

    He was HELLA jealous of Guru's career because if you go on his Twitter page, he has a fucking Gang Sarr logo on there. I thought he hated Gang Starr and Preem so WTF.

  • UGOD

    I NEED TO SAY THIS: FUCK SOLAR FUCKING LEECH.

  • B.L.I. of BNE

    Gangstarr made some of the most classic music ever made to date. Alot of they old shyt you could drop right now and it would be fire. "Bodyguard", "Roayalty" "Mass Appeal" "Dwyck" They brought the escence of what hip hop is posed to be bout....originality and creativity. Wit dat said Rest in Peace GURU and thanks for the memories.... On anotha note, somebody really need to put the smash on byatch ass Nikka Solar. I personally don't believe a f!@#in word he says. Most people don't express hate on they deathbed...shyt Cube was goin against Eazy E and Dre was too, but when it came down to it for real, wasn't no hate. Them cats was there when he died. Him and Premo mighta had they differences but i don't think Guru himself would went in on him like that in his last letter...This chick sound sincere bout what she sayin and i can't really have no reason to think she lyin...F!@# it, i'd like to use this no talent wanna be famous bitch as a punchin bag. R.I.P. Homie...Gangstarr definately did hip hop justice.

  • Assassin221

    Damn, this is some of the saddest shit I ever read. Whether it's all true or not, it does fit with what we already know and it's obvious there was some bizarre shit going on.

  • BEEZ

    This is very sad. I'm a huge huge Gangstarr fan and have not really paid much attention to the controversy- just sad we lost GURU- but readng this article man...wow...this solar dude seems like a real d**k. This woman does not seem to have an axe to grind, so I'm trusting her words on blind faith. I can't believe Guru would allow himslf t be treated this way. This just messed me up. Thank you for the article and the insight Ms. Denham. I'm sorry your child has such a poor role model for a father.

  • WHAT'S BEEF?

    Solar - After reading these entries, it seems like the street is sending you a clear message son. They seem to be saying: 1) You'z a -BITCH-. 2) Watch your back. 3) PRIMO IS -DOPE-, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY / YOU ARE TALENTLESS, AND JEALOUS OF HIM AND GANGSTARR'S SUCCESS TOGETHER 4) A clear majority of people are wishing for your death.

    • WHAT'S BEEF?

      ^--- NOT A GOOD LOOK 5) People thought you were a JOKE -YEARS- ago (and it never changed as you are STILL irrelevant. Nobody knows you. Even now.) 6) Your lies are disgusting, hateful, and the mark of a real WHORE. That pretty much means to me that YOU GOTS BEEF kid. With MAAAD people. Heads you don't even KNOW (which is to your disadvantage). And it's all YOUR fault. Nobody caused this situation but you. You were the one with the big mouth talking and reckless and behaving like a cunt. ``````````````````` What's beef? Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep Beef is when your moms ain't safe up in the streets Beef is when I see you Guaranteed to be an ICU, one more time What's beef? Beef is when you make your enemies start your Jeep Beef is when you roll no less than thirty deep Beef is when I see you Guaranteed to be an ICU, and I'm through

  • Phantastico

    Yo check it. I punched this faggot ass mofuckah tc_wintonterrace's username into google and two results came up both talking about a street called Winton Terrace in Fort Worth, Texas. That's it. So this guy just made this name up for this site, never ever before. Do you guys know if Solar lives in or has had any business in Texas perhaps? Would help with confirming this bitch-ass as Solar, as if it isn't obvious enough

    • tc_wintonterrace

      sure you're white and american lol phantastico?? anyway wetback. I have no problem with keith elam, the man being gay, i do have a problem with guru the rapper being gay.

    • Phantastico

      Lol, you're really good at making assumptions about people that have absolutely no grounds whatsoever. I'm white, dumbfuck =D. I think you might be partially retarded, possibly fully. But that's alright, I'm not one to discriminate. And I guess you are right about it being a project in Cincinnati but if you punched what I did into google you'd think the same thing. And personally, I've got nothing against anybody based solely on sexual orientation. I have no idea whether not Guru is gay or not, and if he was it wouldn't matter to me, and shouldn't matter to anybody else as it doesn't take a damn thing away from his skill on the mic. Also another observation I've made is how your grammar seemed a lot more proper in your initial paragraph-of-a-post and when the first person brought up the possibility of you being Solar it totally downgraded. Lol. I just think it'd be really funny if you're Solar.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      PHANTASTICO--u fuckin wetback,swim back to Mexico before we deport your ass--that Arizona law RULES--Soon we'll have you wetbacks gone

    • tc_wintonterrace

      y'allz still missing the point--her letter paints Guru as a fag--a bottom bitch. Are y'all cool with Guru being the gay rapper?? for real--y'all should turn in all your rap music and listen to that white boy shit like you should

    • tc_wintonterrace

      winton terrace is a project community in cincinnati--dumb-ass

  • GASFACE

    I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO GANGSTARR SINCE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL & ALTHOUGH I ONLY KNEW GURU THROUGH HIS CLASSIC MUSIC AINT NO WAY IN HELL I CAN PICTURE HIM GETTING HIS ASS WHIPPED BY ANOTHER MAN & BUYING BEER FOR ANOTHER NIGGA LIKE A LITTLE BITCH......THIS INTERVIEW IS SOMEWHAT COMICAL.....RIP GURU.

    • express urself

      i think u guys missed what she was saying. see they was both 5%ers and sometimes people use religious shit to take you down and manipulate people. she's not saying he did it physically to GURU cuz he couldn't fight back, but because he was being controlled mentally. i know from first hand experience. i never got hit but i did let this so called 5%er take advantage of me and he would constantly throw it in my face since he was the more experienced one and i was new and i looked to him as my leader. now im not saying it's the same situation and i stopped him when he tried to affect my family but it's similar in the sense he used mind control here people, u cant forget how powerful this religious stuff can be. look at how many people killed themselves in cults all the time. just something to think about. PEACE

    • tc_wintonterrace

      exactly what i'm sayin bro. it's comical how limp dick she paints Guru. What grown man gets beat on and shit. None unless he's gay.

  • let's play spot the liar

    before you watch the link below, make a mental list of cues/actions that you feel liars do/demonstrate when they are lying. Next watch this clip...(part II is EXCEPTIONALLY interesting). http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/507727/solar-confirms-gurus-farewell-letter.jhtml#id=1637567 dude is a liar huh?

    • peaketownsfinest757

      Uh uh, stutter sutter, ummmm. Yeah. Lyin-ass hoe. He looks like he's about to have a coronary up there.

    • ruby81272

      I SOOO TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU: I SAID THE SAME THING WHEN I WATCHED THE INTERVIEW BECAUSE I'M INTO DECEPTION DETECTION

  • guru1fan

    from sweden fuck your mother solar. i hope someone in the us put a ca in your ass

  • Yo' Guru! Respect To The Max!

    On The Real, Solar Needs To Be Hit Up Side The Head With Foot Long Dildos! That Might Knock Some Sense Into Him But On The Other Hand He Might Like It. How Can This Fuck - Nut Live With Him Self After Putting Guru Into The Next Life? It's Obvious Solar, The 7Grand Stress & Abusive Relationship Caused Guru's Cancer.

  • BALLS

    YO....ALL THIS DOES IT MAKES ME EVEN MORE MAD AT SOLAR!! I WANNA FUCK MERK THIS DUDE, FOR REAL...IF I EVER SEE THIS DUDE IN PERSON, IM WALKIN RIGHT UP TO HIM AND SNUFFING HIM IN HIS FAGGOT-ASS FACE!!!! RIP GURU!! UNFORTUNATELY YOU WERE MANIPULATED BY THE MOST INSECURE DOUCHEBAG EVER! YOU SHOULDA STAYED WITH PREMIER, MAN...RIP KEEP YA HEAD UP PREMO!!!

  • Divine12th

    VERY interesting interview. The most powerful interview, to date, concerning this drama. Plain and Simple, I wouldn't be surprised if somebody's gotta "price" on Solar's head!! Straight up!! R.I.P - Guru your legacy shall live'on! Divine, PEACE!

  • bessieboo

    This situation is messed...solar is a sociopath...and this lady deserves props - so WHY would HIPHOPDX call this interview "Just to get a rep?", positioning her from the get go as some trick ass babymomma with nothing better to do than gain credibility off of a legend's death? That's what the title implies, as opposed to calling out the obviously jacked up solar. She has now put herself at even worse odds with the effed up father of her child, simply because she knows we are grieving this man...she is obviously intelligent and somewhat competent, so I don't know why she had to sound like such a trick. Anyway...GIFTED UNLIMITED RHYMES UNIVERSAL!!! You brought me through some dark days, peace be unto you brother...my children and students will ALL know about you!!!!!!!

    • PDUBB

      Premo couldn't do any of that shit because first of all he wasn't even allowed to be there, he only managed to sneak in because he caught security slippin'. 2nd, it would have been too little too late.

    • auralessex

      They talking bout Solar, He's out just to get a rep. Solar is gonna get popped.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      Bet a million bucks what?? that I wouldn't have PAID for him a haircut??? C'mon Preemo's got that roll, alot of it he MADE WITH GURU, AS for the chick--she isnt under some "no snitchin" rule, She could have SAID ANYTHING TO GET GURU SOME HELP. SHE DID NOT. She waited until he was dead and then blamed it on Solar. Friends help friends. Dumb-ass. IF SHE HAD'VE HELPED HIM. HE MIGHT BE ALIVE TODAY. She's just as guity as Solar

    • BALLS

      THEY'RE TALKIN ABOUT SOLAR, NOT THE LADY, YOU IDIOT...

    • ViciousTrampe

      that sounds great and all, but i bet a million bucks you wouldnt of done any of that. It is so easy for ppl on the outside to say what they would of or could of done but your not in the situation so you dont understand it completely!

    • ViciousTrampe

      that all sounds great and all, but you i bet a million bucks you wouldnt of done any of it. It is so easy for ppl on the outside to say what they would of or could of done but your not in the situation so you dont understand it completely!

    • tc_wintonterrace

      that's all any of 'em are doing....where were all these people at when he was alive and obviously needed them to get him away from this monster,Solar??? if i'm Preemo and my man is in the hospital with an afro and long fingernails imma get 'em a $100 dollar haircut like Gucci Mane,manicure and pedicure. the whole shit. Send a bad broad wit big titties to get my man right, not bitch about it after you didn't do shit to fix it. And Solar's baby mama, the one Guru was telling things to her he wasn't supposed to, should've been telling some one who could've helped him. That's what friends do. I'm sure if her info is accurate, that the family could've used it to try and get some type of restraining order against this monster,Solar. Now that would've been somethin to do just to get a rep

    • ViciousTrampe

      Are you serious with this comment??? No really ill wait....................Ok, so the story was called "Just To Get A Rep?" because THATS ALL SOLAR WAS TRYING TO DO!!!! What is so hard to understand about the title? He wanted that Gang Starr success just like she said!! We all thought he was a wacko, and now we know the facts! Think about it a little harder before you put some long drawn out comment.

    • bessieboo

      should read: "I don't know why she's made out to sound like such a trick."

  • tc_wintonterrace

    This is not the smoking gun. This chick is a liar, and sounds like a bitter ass baby-mama. She at times paints Guru as pathetic & incapable of making any rational decisions, yet she's adamant that he(Guru) stopped drinking on his own. He's telling her little things he's not supposed to say. She said she was sneaking business information that Guru needed to him, without Solar's knowledge. Well damn! Well, if he tells her, why not anyone else? She said Guru was getting beat on like a bitch, berated like a bitch,getting his cell phone taken from like a bitch,running and getting Solar's coronas(as a recovering alcoholic,no less)like a bitch. And with a straight-ass face says "I never got the feeling that it was homosexual." WTF? and then this "I told him before I left, "Guru, you've got to get away. If you don't get away, he's gonna kill you." He was being so abusive to him, physically. Guru was not a punk. Guru would not have taken that from anyone else. No one else. no one." Sounds gay as hell to me. The elephant in the room, of course is not homosexuality, but intimacy . So either this chick is lying her ass off or Guru is Solar's ol' lady.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      max hate--fuck u and yo FAT ASS MUSTACHE momma. just cause i dont CHOOSE to believe guru was gettin his ass whipped by solar in some messy man-man relationship. that's me. i aint defendin' solar. i just dont CHOOSE to see guru as some lovesick/lovestuck cat to a DUDE!!! As far as Canada c'mon thats just jokes I cant fight a whole nation.... AS far as Hispanics no problems at all... illegal immigrants BIG FUCKING PROBLEMS. i lost a job to some "undocumented workers"...of course the company didnt tell us about it, it was on the news, after a raid, 3 months later...think the company tried to hire back any of it's "old" workers....hell no. So had them "undocumented" aka illegal immigrants had not been here in AMERICA in the first place. We'd kept them good paying jobs. If a job pays $12 an hour normal and they'll take $20 a day. Regular Americans cant compete with that.

    • Max Hate

      Hey everyone I don't think this TC dude is actually Solar. He does appear to be someone who gets a kick out of people THINKING he's Solar. Which is probably worse than being the man himself. Dude is also calling people "white boy" and using racially charged language that suggests he's bigoted towards hispanics and, for some odd reason, Canada. In my professional opinion this is just some clown who likes getting a rise out of people on a message board where he is protected by anonymity and mileage. Two thinks can be determined however, this cat is a bitch if he is Solar and probably a bigger bitch due to the fact that it's not Solar.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      really, i dont give a fuck about canada, it's just some canadian fuck was poppin' shit so i shitted on y'allz whole state of canada--sorry. As for jojoscarfro-where are u scarfro at homeboy?? online only buddy. you aint g. your real name is joseph lippshittz, not scarfro. what would your momma say, you actin all tuff online. calling yourself scarfro lol. joey solarfro suits u better u 2-bit wop wanna be bitch

    • TDOTMOVEMENT

      I'm also a hip-hop head from Toronto...Solar, I don't care how much you talk shit about Canada, or how much you wanna prove that your baby moms is lying (when she's likely not)...all I can say is your time on this earth will end sooner than you think! If the people don't fuck you up, karma will! Seeing as you have to watch your back everywhere you go now, you could use some of our free health care right about now! R.I.P. Guru...#FuckSolar!

    • Joey Scarfo

      TC (Solar) you're a fuckin bitch. The only manliness in you was when you took dick in the ass. You's a soft cupcake e thug that get's his ass whooped on the regular. Keep bein' a bitch solar, You're the only one on this blog cryin this bullshit. You embarrass yourself whenever you respond on these blogs. nobody agrees with you soar, so no one is hearin you. So go choke on a dick you weak ass pussy.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      oh canada is known for ginger ale. Canada Dry is good and Canadian bacon and Canadian mist.lol NEWS FLASH nobody cares about Canada. Ever see the NBA players when the Canadian STATAE ANTHEM is played. the players are bored to tears. laughing and joking. No one in America respects Canada. WE DONT KNOW OR CARE WHO YOU ARE. Who's your president?--Answer WHO CARES. So get off my dick, eh. and CONTRIBUTE TO FREE SOCIETY, citizens of the great STATE OF CANADA.(I refuse to call Canada a country 'till y'all do SOMETHING. Fuck that). LET'S SPOT THE COUNTRY THAT AINT SHIT IN NORTH AMERICA, NOT NAMED MEXICO----HINT ITS THE STATE OF CANADA

    • tc_wintonterrace

      all jokes aside--what does canada contribute to the free world?? answer-NOTHING Canada is known for nothing. My city shits on the whole state of canada. heh heh state of canada. heh heh mexico north, if the mexicans are wetbacks that makes candians frostbacks heh heh heh. lookin' for another Joe Carter, heh?

    • let's play spot the liar

      TC_WINTONTERRACE I told you about your mouth. We know you are Solar in disguise so stop hiding out in your momma's basement working off you commodore 64 and take your licks like a man. Been a b-girl since 85 so if you think your little trifling barbs about Canada bother me, you're wrong. Plus you got a lot a nerve dissing Toronto when your fake ass has a picture floating on the web wearing a Flow 93.5 t-shirt (Toronto urban radio station). You should be nicer to Canadians seeing how you are quickly running out of places in your 50 states to hide. And so you know, when I referred to the 'ignoramus' in my last comment I was talking about you. No, it's not a dinosaur from the Flintstones you half-life. And don't think by changing your screen name or getting your one friend (through coercion) to respond in your defence you're not fooling anyone. Anyway, the men on here will take care of you. I look forward to your next post with long winded use of the word 'bitch' and other derogatory words that more closely refer to your female bloodline (starting with your moms). She wearing a #fucksolar shirt too...eh?

    • tc_wintonterrace

      PHANTASTICO--I have that towel for you. It will help dry that water off your back. Here have some gatorade, I know you must be tired after your swim. Cant wait till that Arizona immigration law goes national. Wait here I'll get more towels

    • tc_wintonterrace

      PHANTASTICO--I have that towel for you. It will help dry that water off your back. Here have some gatorade, I know you must be tired after your swim. Cant wait till that Arizona immigration law goes national. Wait here I'll get more towels

    • Mu

      Agree with tc_wintonterrace on DJ Premier comments. I think it was very low to describe his state at the hospital when he hadn't spoken to him in years. And us as fan is not what we want to hear. Also I am not sure about this interview. This women obviously hates her ex Solar, so can her opinion be trusted? Most Guru's fans regret the Gangstarr times, hence dislike Solar. I am almost certain that Guru himself, without the influence of Solar, did not want to be part of Gangsarr anymore. He wanted his own name to shine without being associated with Premier. And his Jazzmatazz albums show how much he wanted to move away, they are so different from what he had done before. At the end of the day Guru was an adult. I don't think we can make Solar accountable for every decision that was made.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      be a man, Anal-SEX, u come get me. I roll 1 deep. hoe ass white-boy

    • auralessex

      Yeah fellas That guy TC wintorence is solar, look up his iep and find out where he's at. Let's get em.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      SummerBitch--Fuck u and oh canada. Get some industry. Build something. What is it that y'all do up there anyway? Nothing productive. Y'all might as well be mexico north. where' the mounties when u need them? jojoscarafro---a honkey with a gangster name on a computer no less--u scared lil punk---nobody knows u as scarfro--it's only in your own small mind...and frankie baby....yes we know you a non-pussy gettin batstard

    • Phantastico

      Yo check it. I punched this faggot ass mofuckah tc_wintonterrace's username into google and two results came up both talking about a street called Winton Terrace in Fort Worth, Texas. That's it. So this guy just made this name up for this site, never ever before. Do you guys know if Solar lives in or has had any business in Texas perhaps? Would help with confirming this bitch-ass as Solar, as if it isn't obvious enough.

    • Trumel Allah

      I understand. 1st off this is an issue of attacking someones vulnerabilities and insecurities and using them as methods of control; that has NOTHING to do with being a homo!!! It's sad that Guru had to endure this bullshit and furthermore I understand it's hard 4 HARDCORE GANGSTARR FANS such as myself to even vision Guru in a position like this. I'm not here to get into a blog beef with a cat I don't know because I represent Peace which is the ABSENCE OF ALL CONFUSION. When someone quits a substance cold turkey, there's a period of vulnerability for most (not all). It seems that 's the period where this chump of an individual chose to make his move for financial gain as well as, if not more, for fame. Don't take away from his legacy by calling Guru gay just because you can't understand the situation. That's the ignorant approach which wouldn't make you any better than So***. I'm not refering to him by his attribute because his ways & actions ARE NOT GODLY nor do they resemble ANYTHING that Father Allah taught. I AM a member of The Nation Of Gods & Earths and he fits the description of a Black Devil!!! His Universal Flag is null & void!!!! I'll continue to rep Guru through his music and my 3yr old son is gonna know who he was by me doing so. In closing, try 2 preserve this man's legacy rather than tear it down through thoughtless comments that lack insight. BTW, I know thugs that extort dudes on the regular!!! THEY'RE NOT GAY!!! They use WHATEVER means is available to them, violent or non-violent without EVER having homosexual contact. Here goes a fact 4 ya, MOST MANIPULATORS ARE NOT GAY, just swift and cunning........like the snakes that they are!!!! (P)roper (E)ducation (A)lways (C)orrects (E)rrors.

    • Joey Scarfo

      Hey you pussy, why the fuck is speakin to me wit solar's balls still in your mouth?? Listen faggot, once you get done gettin yo back blew out.. Learn how to read. Everything that has happened from solar releasin that fake letter to him keepin the fam away to he being the "Proxy" and not informin the family, and not tellin them where the body is proves he's a deceitful punk ass bitch. Fuck you and yo fuck buddy you raggedy ass homo E thug.. get on my level hoe

    • SummerNite

      Mind your mouth when you speak to a grown woman son. Only boys need call women bitches when they disagree with a point of view. Take time with you rabid hate speech on line. I defend my own because it's just that, mine. I will not bother to respond to your leeching comment as it will insult my American friends who are well-versed, intelligent people that would laugh at your rampant ignorance. So, back to the original reason for this site. R.I.P. GURU. May all this ignorance (both with Solar and the ignoramus' that follow issues like this) stop. Be Blessed Brother. Peace

    • Frank Low

      professional jackoff artist? Is that what you said when you wanted to circle jerk with me? Thats corny. I know you can come better than that.

    • tc_wintonterrace

      SummerbitchtoNite, Canada is like a state to us that nobody cares about. They have to make the NBA players stand for y'allz national anthem. Canada's a wasteland, bro. What do y'all do anyway? make movies? no! make music? no! all y'all do is import and leech off America. Do y'all have an army? oh yeah the royal mounties lol

    • SummerNite

      mind yourself when talking about Toronto. Bun fyah on ya. If you feel you're so tough - come up here and spread your wild talking mouth like that....don't plan a return trip. And I continue to find it interesting that a woman can never speak on anything without her having an alternate motive. Clearly, both men and women can be shady (ie. SOLAR). If what she said is out of line, the truth will come to light. Until that time, don't put her down for sharing what she knows. Not every baby mother is trying sh!t. That is a myth created by the fucked up baby fathers that don't act right and get back what they put out from the women they shouldn't have been with to begin with. lolol

    • tc_wintonterrace

      and frankie baby...we all know you gets no pussy,man. you're a professional jackoff artist.... and toronto..eh?? fuck your whole country..y'allz leeches up north with only hockey to play..lames.....and jojo scarfro..lol..you punk-ass wop mob wanna be bitch...wheh!!! you hoes is practice for the kid...step ya game up...i almost forgot jerzzz...yo fat-ass momma. i seen that bitch cuttin' up hot dogs and puttin 'em in corn flakes......talkin bout.... "it's just like fruit". you hoes watch y'all motherfuckin mouth. fuck solar and i'm out..

    • tc_wintonterrace

      so i personally think she's lying because her story makes Guru a fag. I was a youngsta when "words i manifest" came out. so i grew up jammin to his shit. The biggest talk was exposin' the gay rapper. i think this chick just said it's guru--that's if her story 'bout guru gettin his ass beat and being an all around fuck-boy is true

    • tc_wintonterrace

      first off fuck solar,you dumb motherfuckers. second i just aint buyin the mad ass baby-mama's story. if guru could tell her shit, he could've told anybody. He could've got a restraining order against solar. shit she could've helped with that.

    • colin

      don't you have to have sex with a man to be gay?... figured you wanted to split hairs. I didnt know Solar existed till this article, so who really cares? If they were gay, Guru was still who he was, and did what he did. yall are sweating nothin.

    • colin

      don't you have to have sex with a man to be gay?... figured you wanted to split hairs. I didnt know Solar existed till this article, so who really cares? If they were gay, Guru was still who he was, and did what he did. It aint shit, yall are sweating nothin.

    • Jerzzz

      You must be Solar, nigga fuck you, 1 yaself you disrespectfull bitch.

    • TorontoREPS4Guru

      TC_WINTONTERRACE is most likely Solar...you can tell cause I mean...who the hell would defend SOLAR in this situation. He acted like a bitch when they came to Toronto and even threw a tantrum in an interview (which we have on tape). FUCK YOU SOLAR AND YOUR LIES. You will get yours...you can bet your life on that. GANGSTARR FOREVER...SOLAR NEVERRRRRRR.

    • Joey Scarfo

      Hey Solar you fuckin pussy, stay off the fuckin blogs!!! Don't nobody wanna hear from yo faggot wack beat makin ass!! You's a bitch Frank (Solar). Go craft another wack ass beat. and if its not Solar, Frank go listen to his wack ass beats and get back to getttin teabagged by that faggot...

    • Riddlemethis

      Yea Frank...it's Solar. Who else would say it's intimacy not homosexuality.

    • Frank Low

      I did read. Learn to think my man. How would you know i get no pus?

    • tc_wintonterrace

      frankie boy..if you had a baby mama to be mad at u. u non pussy gettin motherfucker.. Learn to read.

    • Frank Low

      She don't sound biter at all. You actually sound biter. You sure you not Solar?

  • DaGreenEyedBandit

    I'm speechless... RIP GURU... GangStarr for LIFE!!!! Solar, I hope that you said your proper good-bye to the Legend because you won't be seeing him where you're going when you pass on.

  • Serial

    RIP GURU. Gangstarr's Daily Operation was my first bought vinyl. I have great respect and love for their work. Guru seemed such a tough,strong guy,i can't understand how he let himself be controlled by this Solar scum. How can a man be controlled that way? I think that there's more stuff hidden that should come to light. Go ask premier why they(Gangstarr)split? Keep diggin.

    • express urself

      read below it might answer some questions PEACE Trumel Allah | Apr 28, 2010 11:51 PM I understand. 1st off this is an issue of attacking someones vulnerabilities and insecurities and using them as methods of control; that has NOTHING to do with being a homo!!! It's sad that Guru had to endure this bullshit and furthermore I understand it's hard 4 HARDCORE GANGSTARR FANS such as myself to even vision Guru in a position like this. I'm not here to get into a blog beef with a cat I don't know because I represent Peace which is the ABSENCE OF ALL CONFUSION. When someone quits a substance cold turkey, there's a period of vulnerability for most (not all). It seems that 's the period where this chump of an individual chose to make his move for financial gain as well as, if not more, for fame. Don't take away from his legacy by calling Guru gay just because you can't understand the situation. That's the ignorant approach which wouldn't make you any better than So***. I'm not refering to him by his attribute because his ways & actions ARE NOT GODLY nor do they resemble ANYTHING that Father Allah taught. I AM a member of The Nation Of Gods & Earths and he fits the description of a Black Devil!!! His Universal Flag is null & void!!!! I'll continue to rep Guru through his music and my 3yr old son is gonna know who he was by me doing so. In closing, try 2 preserve this man's legacy rather than tear it down through thoughtless comments that lack insight. BTW, I know thugs that extort dudes on the regular!!! THEY'RE NOT GAY!!! They use WHATEVER means is available to them, violent or non-violent without EVER having homosexual contact. Here goes a fact 4 ya, MOST MANIPULATORS ARE NOT GAY, just swift and cunning........like the snakes that they are!!!! (P)roper (E)ducation (A)lways (C)orrects (E)rrors.

  • THE REAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE

    URGH! Reading this article makes me throw up. The saddest part is, that Guru was left by himself. All alone. No family, no nothing. Only a partner trying to milk the cow. Now all the rats come out of the holes. Crazy that all the old GANGSTARR members never even tried to get in contact with Guru before he died. Years were wasted and now everybody loses. Fuck wasting time on hating on Solar, let god be the judge on him. God bless Guru & Family Damn this game is shady... Peace y´all

    • tc_wintonterrace

      A Quote from frankie baby..."She did say that people did come and try to help Guru but knowing him, he stayed in the bad situation and didn't want help." Where I'm from that's called making a grown man decision. If he was so blinded by his love for Solar that he couldn't accept help. Then that's on him....he's a 40-something year old man, not some vulnerable teenager. I feel bad for Guru in the sense that you cant pick who you love,but still he's a grown ass man. Same dude that got knocked for carrying guns in the 90's

    • Frank Low

      I agree with you but at the same time. She did say that people did come and try to help Guru but knowing him, he stayed in the bad situation and didn't want help. I think towards the end Guru knew and was starting to come out of 'Nigga Who's' clutches. Just sad this had to happen for him to be free and happy.

  • MrBlank

    Solar is the Yoko Ohno of Gangstarr.

  • Don Lopez

    they were fuckin

    • I.M.O

      Its sad but true. Too bad the truth had to come to light in death though. Maybe more gay rappers should come out the closet b4 hip hop has to find out the hard way (but not nessessarily in death tho) /no homo

    • tc_wintonterrace

      DATSCATLOVER--get offa my dick. You know you nasty as hell-Scatlover. You prolly gettin slapped by your ol' man and you think you still straight, huh? In one letter she took Guru from being a man amongst men to being a bitch. Nope, i dont buy it. Guru was a stand up dude, not takin' beatings from Solar, in a male-male relationship

    • datskat

      TC_WINTONTERRACE needs to shut the fuck up with his ignorant and childish ass shit he keep postin... no need to be speakin ill of a dead man when you don't have all the facts. I ain't sayin I do either but I think this quote says it all: "Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt"

    • tc_wintonterrace

      don lopez is right.....that's what she said. without saying it. Solar was whipping on Guru and runnin' him like a fuck-boy. Where i'm from that makes u a bitch

    • Riddlemethis

      Why you think it's amusing to comment such a thing about a decent person after they have passed away is beyond me. Respect a man so you can blessed with the same when your time comes.

    • dj strife

      fuck you and your homoerotic fantasies, come see me if you dare and you will be embarasssed

  • dj strife

    this dude guru saved my life. he and preem helped me through a tough time in my life. at this point and time i have no words except, instead of r.i.p. guru. guru will always be alive in my heart. and as far as solar yo if you wanna test a dude 201--274-5503.. i will meet up with you and smack everyt tooth out of your mouth. you are a pussy. come see me you bitch ass @!$@@#&^#$ fuck you ...

  • william wall

    solor sorry sushi you will never be respected as the friend of guru let alone a damn producer. now for the lady in the interview i have to questions if the god universal(GURU) was getting his ass beat. dont know bout that one. still sushi always played the role of the hater of the respected. so the fans will play the role of the hater still even though it may be against GURU'S wishes. LONG LIVE GURU!

  • finallyDX

    Yo I've been coming to this site now for about 4 years, mostly for sale numbers and tidbits of news. However, after reading this article I'm damn sure this is one of the better pieces of journalism created by anyone on this site. Enough with the TMZ-like stories, focus on the real!! Anyways, a damn shame what happened to a legendary MC and seemingly forthright individual. Fuck Solar.

  • max merc

    SOLAAR NEEDS TO BE KILLED..BUMPY KNUCLES,BIG SHUG..WHERE THE FUCK YALL AT!!??..ALL MY BROOKLYNITES DONT LET THIS SOLAAR PEICE OF RAT SHIT NIGGA WALK THE STREETS WITHOUT FEARING FOR HIS LIFE

  • DOMINGO Hip Hop producer

    I knew Guru personally and was present at the studio in Queens the night he got robbed and HE DID NOT EVER SAY HE THOUGHT PREMIER HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT. I had a one on one convo with Guru and the man CRIED to me about how his prized possession got stolen that meant alot to him and that was A ROLEX DJ PREMIER GAVE HIM FOR HIS BIRTHDAY. SO I CAN SAY FROM KNOWING GURU FROM A PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LEVEL ALL THAT BULLSHIT ABOUT HIM HATING PREMIER IS BOGUS AS SHIT. ITS SOLAR WHO HAS THOSE FEELINGS NO ONE ELSE...HE THOUGHT HE COULD REPLACE PREEMO...HAHAH YA GOTTA BE KIDDING ME. ALSO IN JANUARY 2010 I HAD A MEETING WITH GURU LAWYER TO PRODUCE GURU NEXT ALBUM SO MUCH FOR THAT SOLAR. I DIDNT WANT TO EVER SPEAK ON GURU AND HIS PERSONAL LIFE BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY THE MAN HAS A SON LET HIS SON READ POSITIVE SHIT ABOUT HIS DAD AND NOT ALL THIS NONSENSE.....PEACE R.I.P GURU GONNA MISS YOU HOMIE!

    • BRIDGETTE

      THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT TRUTH WITH US. BLESS YOU.

    • skeeme_

      Mr. Padilla, Thanks for speaking on behave of GURU, for real! I've read through some of this bullshit speculation in these comments. You had one of the realest comments here, 'nuff respect! I gotta say that Solar will see how far jealousy can go and where it will lead him. He calls himself a super producer, of what - KIDS?! Not music, he stole that title from Clark Kent, and his name from a french rapper. Though, I digress. GURU's legacy must and will live on, no matter what anyone thinks he did in his private time or not. He was one of the greats! Keepin' it positive, Domingo. God bless P.E.A.C.E.

    • Frank Low

      Thanks for that story. More people need to speak out and speak positive stories. All this negitive shit is bullshit. Nigga who is still a dead man. Guru needs to live on in our memories weather it be by music or knowing him personally and/or both!!!

  • Soulful Beats

    I agree with DJS down below who commented, '....being this is an ex...you always have to take what they have to say with a grain of salt'.....but I also think this chic is speaking truth. Just analyzing how manipulative and controlling some people can be and use people's insecurities to exploit, control and brainwash them, I can see how this Solar clown could have manipulated Guru into believing that his friends and family were against him. I've been around funny-styled slick talking cats and chics like Solar who will lead you to think all types of ill shit if you are not careful and confident in your own beliefs and feelings and it is a shame Guru was mislead by this snake. The whole Hip Hop community sees through Solar and God don't like ugly. Honestly, as much of a hip hop head I am, I never even heard of Solar until Guru's coma and still don't understand where the 'super producer' moniker stems from. His production was subpar at best and Guru's best shit was and wil always be with Premo point blank. After looking at some old interviews with Guru and Solar on youtube, it's not hard to see that what the chic in the interview says has truth to it. Whenever Gangstarr's name was mentioned, Solar would interrupt Guru and catch mad feelings on some bitch shit. And hiding his eyes in the Sway interview does not stop the world from seeing the snake that he is. Shorty is right though, Solar seems like the type to prey upon the weak and use fast talk to get him out of tense situations. Solar is a an undercover bitch, a new breed of bitch nigga that niggas gotta watch out for. Snakes come in all forms including friend, mentor, advice giver. Niggas should take heed from this and learn. Lastly, celebrate Guru's legacy and the classics he created with DJ Premier, his true partner, whether they were together as a group or not. This Solar nigga will e known more for te dirt he did to Guru more than any music project he is apart of.

  • Black Moz

    The shit that got me bugged out is how Guru could allow his mind to get so bent by this cats words. Damn this shit infuriates me man, I wanna stomp that nigga Solar out. I feel bad for the kids who have to call this bitch ass Solar - Daddy.

  • biggrease187

    Another good read by Jake Paine. All I have to say is Solar is a fuckin' scumbag. R.I.P. Guru.

  • Jerzzz

    FUCK SOLAR!, Nigga the entire hip hop community wishes that a snake in the grass like you woulda been taken long before OUR man Guru. Theres No place In hip hop for Solar, You better pack your shit and get ghost nigga, before somone does it for you. GANGSTARR 4EVER, Fuck A "SuperFaggot"Solar

  • BIGG DOGG

    SOLAR YOU'RE A BITCH ASS FAGGOT NO YOUR A PUSSY YOU QUEER!!!!! SOMEBODY'S GONNA GET YOUR GAY ASS!!!! LETS START A NEW CAMPAIGN SOLAR IS A PUSSY!!!

  • Johnnie at GentlemanREDUX

    All I can say is "wow." I read the entire thing and some of it really does shock me. Thanks for doing this interview to both Jake and Tasha. Eased my mind a bit as a fan. I've never been on some f### Solar type stuff, but now...

  • kissmyass

    solar! son! you know you fucked up right? I ain't got words for a nigga at this point..but niggas gonna see you when we see you son...we wanna see all that tough guy shit my nigga i know you reading this son...R.I.P. Guru

  • Dev

    Its a damn shame what Solar did to that man.... smdh

  • agentgomez

    somebody call bumpy knuckles on this clown...before I get em.

  • Riddlemethis

    Given how lowdown this dude is I can't help hit wonder the circumstances under which Guru tok in and fell into a coma. Did he punch him or stress him outbro the point he had a heart attack. Given his behaviour noted above with his asthma attack, you never know. Conjecture yea, but given that he had his body on the way to the crematorium before wvmtwlling his family he was dead, it is somehong to make to say hmmmmm

  • Riddlemethis

    Given how lowdown this dude is I can't help hit wonder the circumstances under which Guru tok in and fell into a coma. Did he punch him or stress him outbro the point he had a heart attack. Given his behaviour noted above with his asthma attack, you never know. Conjecture yea, but given that he had his body on the way to the crematorium before wvmtwlling his family he was dead, it is somehong to make to say hmmmmm

  • Riddlemethis

    Given how lowdown this dude is I can't help hit wonder the circumstances under which Guru tok in and fell into a coma. Did he punch him or stress him outbro the point he had a heart attack. Given his behaviour noted above with his asthma attack, you never know. Conjecture yea, but given that he had his body on the way to the crematorium before wvmtwlling his family he was dead, it is somehong to make to say hmmmmm

  • Frank Low

    DJ Premier Talks Guru's Legacy, Gay Rumors, Solar and Reunions http://www.allhiphop.com/stories/features/archive/2010/04/28/22190769.aspx On Guru’s Deathbed Letter “Well, I would love to see that letter. I would love to see the handwriting. Because I know Guru’s handwriting like the back of my hand with all the bills we had to pay together. I know it’s not him.” On Solar Tarnishing Guru’s Legacy “Guru was able to get two gold albums; he was able to do the Jazzmatazz album. So everything that we gained makes you think, “You mean to tell me you are going to blow it all away and act like that’s not an important part of what made us who we are?” With a silly ass letter like that??? When you say ‘Ex-DJ’ where is my name at? Because there are two other DJ’s that was DJing with Guru besides me. There was Doo Wop and Shawn Ski, who was our backup DJ when I had to go back to college. He always held us down. Calling me the ex-DJ doesn’t mean anything to me. Why don’t you just say Christopher Martin?” On Guru Gay Rumors “I don’t believe it. All these little rumors about Guru and some other shit… it can’t be. Because he had too many women.”

  • BlackMale

    Fuck a Solar from South Africa. Word Bond. No disrespect to the dead... but Guru was out in South Africa about 5 years ago and I can respect that he may have stopped drinking but I have very reliable information that all Guru wanted while he was here was cocaine. Funny, none of the interviews Ive read (and I've read the majority) dont touch on this at all.

  • Unknown idiot

    OK. Solar was the biggest shit on earth but its still does not explain the following: Why the so called friends of Guru such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Freddie Foxx, DJsss, BIG SHUG DID NOT FUCKING HELP HIM WHEN HE NEEDED THE MOST INSTEAD OF POSTING STUPID THINGS ON THEIR STUPID TWITTERS AND BLOGS. Why the hell the stupid nephew of Guru waste time crying on the Internet instead of doing something? Yes Solar is shit BUT I don't fucking believe he was standing with a bazooka in front of the hospital stopping anybody? And why the hell this chick here does not revealed this "priceless" information BEFORE GURU WAS ACTUALLY DEAD? I THINK THAT ALL THESE NIGGAS (including Premier......) should be ashamed because they left his friend too. Leave Guru rest in peace and all you mother fuckers stop posting shit on his name.

  • Shidden

    i will give all my gangstarr vinyls to that dude, that will knock a tooth outta solars ugly mouth. one love from germany.

  • Bob36

    Sad story. Shout out to hiphopdx for doing this itw the truth needed to be known and R.I.P Guru

  • BIG ITALY

    Guru... I wish u rest in peace ... Reality always comes into the light just like the fact that Solar has to come out one time to buy his caronna's his damnself. Don't kill this fuck let him live like a real emotional coward ass bitch. Just stomp his head out like every day . Salute to a great and intellectual poet Peace of Mine from the owners album motivated me alot to take the right positive staps in live To all people related to Guru - one love -

  • Realniggashit

    One word DAMN!!!

  • DJS

    I Just wanna say.........oustanding interview....being this is an ex...you always have to take what they have to say with a grain of salt.....but i honestly believe what this lady is saying.....R.I.P GURU....i feel bad that this fuck solar had your mind so wrapped up in his agenda......this shit is so hard to read about....it makes me actually wanna set up something up here in toronto....an interview with him or something...........and just have my boys rush in and just murk that guy silly.....but thats just a wish......anyways.....Guru i hope your finally resting without pains physically and mentally.....Gangstarr forever kid !!!!

  • Joey Scarfo

    Solar readin all this right now cryin. It's sad that he manipulated him this way. Bunt i knew it had to be manipulation. Have you heard how wack this ni99as beats are? Guru was rappin over some trash beats for the past several years. Solar, you are now reaping what you sowed

  • HHFAN

    I wonder who's getting Guru's life insurance money? Hmm.....

  • SummerNite

    Solar: "Actions have reactions, don't be quick to judge; You may not know the hardships people don't speak of; It's best to step back, and observe with couth, For we all must meet our moment of truth" ~ Guru Your moment is on the horizon

  • locdogjr

    RIP Guru through all the negativity, this brother tried to live a positive life. We all have the music help us through these times and always remember him by. In the name of peace and what Guru seemed to stand for, I'll pass on the negative comments.

  • mikey24

    ALL THE REAL OG'S IN HIP HOP NEEED TO PUT OUT A HIT ON SOLAR!! FUCK HIM

  • BMC23

    #Fuck Solar. Gurus untimely death has been tainted by this infected sub-human bitch. God Rest Guru's soul. NOW to Solar: Come to Texas Solar, PLEASE come to Texas, do a show, lets hear even ONE dope beat! Here in Texas we call bitches like you a Curr and a Chauncey. Do the worldwide Hip-Hop community a favor.... Step foot down here in the South. I know you're reading this so listen, you can live your life scared for your backside, having to look over your shoulder every second, or you can be a man and do the right thing, come fall on the sword. You aint hip-hop. You dead.

  • sanfipolemikos

    i would like to thank tasha for her courage and honesty. she articulated a clear picture of the situation and although it ain't a pretty picture, it does give some closure. it saddens me so much to think guru suffered in so many ways during the last years of his life. may he rest peace now.

  • A 2 Tha R

    Sounds really crazy. Overall its shocking to know that Guru could be that gullible because he was more noted for his intellect on the mic.

    • express urself

      i dont think it was so much that he was gullible as much as he was vulnerable, read below and it might help. Trumel Allah | Apr 28, 2010 11:51 PM I understand. 1st off this is an issue of attacking someones vulnerabilities and insecurities and using them as methods of control; that has NOTHING to do with being a homo!!! It's sad that Guru had to endure this bullshit and furthermore I understand it's hard 4 HARDCORE GANGSTARR FANS such as myself to even vision Guru in a position like this. I'm not here to get into a blog beef with a cat I don't know because I represent Peace which is the ABSENCE OF ALL CONFUSION. When someone quits a substance cold turkey, there's a period of vulnerability for most (not all). It seems that 's the period where this chump of an individual chose to make his move for financial gain as well as, if not more, for fame. Don't take away from his legacy by calling Guru gay just because you can't understand the situation. That's the ignorant approach which wouldn't make you any better than So***. I'm not refering to him by his attribute because his ways & actions ARE NOT GODLY nor do they resemble ANYTHING that Father Allah taught. I AM a member of The Nation Of Gods & Earths and he fits the description of a Black Devil!!! His Universal Flag is null & void!!!! I'll continue to rep Guru through his music and my 3yr old son is gonna know who he was by me doing so. In closing, try 2 preserve this man's legacy rather than tear it down through thoughtless comments that lack insight. BTW, I know thugs that extort dudes on the regular!!! THEY'RE NOT GAY!!! They use WHATEVER means is available to them, violent or non-violent without EVER having homosexual contact. Here goes a fact 4 ya, MOST MANIPULATORS ARE NOT GAY, just swift and cunning........like the snakes that they are!!!! (P)roper (E)ducation (A)lways (C)orrects (E)rrors.

  • rensrock

    SOLAR, I WISH I COULD TORTURE U. Cause thanks to medical research, we know that mental health directly affects the development of a disease. So for me, u just killed him!

  • SummerNite

    FUCK U SOLAR. May your chickens come home much quicker then you expect. Coming straight from Canada.

  • bobburn

    so when is the news coming solar kills himself??????? over/under

  • Money First

    Even though I understand his baby moms speaking her mind I feel like she should have spoke up back in the day before it was too late. If anything happens to this man now then your child will never forgive you! R.I.P.-GURU

  • Frank Low

    Damn this is soooooooooooooooo foul!!! Guru's Sister Says Family Found About Death Via Media http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2010/04/28/22190748.aspx Patricia Elam says the family of Keith “Guru” Elam found out about his death the day after he died, through the media. "[My son] Justin found out on the Internet and called me. I had to call my dad," Patricia Elam told MTV News in an exclusive interview. "[Keith's 9-year-old son] KC found out riding in the car, hearing it on the radio. That's not right if you care about someone. That's not how you treat them. My brother would never have wanted us to find out that way. Never in a million years. Especially his son. Come on, now." Furthermore, when they sought to find the whereabouts of Guru’s body, it was en route to a funeral home for cremation. "The hospital released the body in [Solar's] care. I don't know how it was determined what funeral home it would go to," Patricia said. "My son Justin was looking online and saw something that the body was going to be cremated. My father was calling the hospital looking for the body and they were like, 'We released it to the health-care proxy.' Luckily my other brother happened to be in New York on something unrelated and he started calling funeral homes in the area, if you can imagine. Fortunately the third one he called was the right one. He said, 'Listen, I'm the brother of Keith Elam, do not release that body to anyone but me.' Thankfully he was able to get there in time."’ Solar has not commented on these recent allegations, but admitted to MTV that things "got weird in the end" with The Elams. Guru’s body was eventually cremated, as he requested prior to dying. Patricia Elam also stated that the family will have a private memorial, but looked to have a public one for fans and friends of the Gang Starr rap legend. Ideally, such a memorial would take plac on Guru’s 49th birthday, July 17. "I don't have any more specifics at this point in time. There's also talk of a musical tribute; I don't have the specifics on that yet. We want something for the public and for fans. We're also working on a website so fans can post things. We've gotten so many wonderful, loving messages and tributes from around the world. We want fans to have a place for that,” she concluded.

  • mihau

    yeah this is just as trustable as the fake farewell letter... some obviously pissed ex-girlfriend who uses the opportunity to wash dirty laundry in public.

  • kpanilaryea28

    after reading this it sounds like solar brainwashed guru and forced him to have a grudge on his old crew members. he downed guru by physically abusing him and disrespecting him this is terrible! solar is a slut and i hope he gets gang raped by a bunch of horny gay deer! this bastard needs to be beaten by every rapper in new york city. his career is done. this clarifies that guru didnt really hate premier but was forced to not bring him up i mean this shit is crazy!

    • LoLl

      "solar is a slut" lolol i don't know why but I found this funny. needed the comedic relief after reading this shit. FUCKIN SOLAR./

    • TDOTMOVEMENT

      Word...if it wasn't for Solar brainwashing him we could've had at least 2-3 more Gang Starr albums.

  • andrewfromrussia

    I hate u solar

  • gamechanja

    I truly believe there should be a movie made of Guru's life in that bitch Solar's lifetime so people can see what this hoe ass nigga did for themselves. After that, we can find that bitch and lynch the muthafucka!

  • shezzy199

    Fuck Solar He Just Trying To Get That MASS APPEAL

  • Tim..

    Great interview, RIP once again to the great Guru. Im glad the truth is finally coming out and people are speaking up. #FUCKSOLAR

  • Tim..

    Great interview, RIP once again to the great Guru. Im glad the truth is finally coming out and people are speaking up. #FUCKSOLAR

  • Gangstarr Foundation soldier DK

    So sad. F*#K Solar. Guru will be missed universally. May his legacy live in all of our hearts, and guide us through the darkness, as his music always has. Big sincere respect from Denmark, to one of the all time greatest!

  • Blaster33456

    Hip Hop Cries...

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  • brotherjesse

    Dang, is all I can say after reading this interview.....

  • sheriff rosco

    thank you so much for doing some real journalism on a subject that is very important to the hip-hop community! a lot of people have not wanted to get their hands dirty on this one, but the truth must be told! you did well. rest in peace Guru. fingers crossed Solar's foul antics will stop now

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  • DJJJJ

    Guru is, and always will be my hero. This is so sad to read about how his life was after the Gangstarr days. I can't help but think what Premo and Guru could have done would they have stayed together. Solar is just a terrible person and should be ashamed of what he did to such a great person. I just can't take it, this is messed up, REST IN PEACE TO MY HERO AND HIP HOP LEGEND, GURU! GANGSTARR FOREVER!

  • hiphopjudge

    FUCK SOLAR... Bitch ass motherfucka. You're a dead man walking

  • He Ruler U Allah

    SmokeDaKush and PAPA GUNZ you both are obviously ignorant and ill informed about the Nation Of Gods & Earths but whats more unfortunate is that you are attempting to malign us mainly because of the apparent wickedness of solar while ignoring that Guru is indeed a 5%er. Based on the facts presented Guru is the better representation of who we are and what we are about. Peace

  • tHEsHOREsHOT

    this interview was disturbing and this waste of space known as solar will reap what he sows - i'm the type of person that will always give somebody the benefit of the doubt until you prove me otherwise - i was trying to keep a close watch on this whole situation and it got in my soul when i saw pRIMO cutting up "bETRAYAL" in the "sALUTE" video that went up just recently...pETE rOCK right there chillin - even though it wasn't a very long clip, there was something about that moment that just felt so re-assuring that not only something wasn't right about the whole situation, but more importantly that gURU's legend will be remembered in the right respect...aLWAYS...priceless is what i consider that moment...i was fortunate enough to grow up on bald-headed slick and primo - gANGsTARR will always be one of the main reasons hip hop will never die - 20 years from now they will still be the ideal resource for anyone who wants to know what it truly is - anyone should know that and if they don't they should - gURU was the most influential lyricist in my life because of the character and integrity that came out of his music...whether he was your favorite or not the character and integrity he withheld on the mic remains..."that's why instead of preaching death in my songs, i breathe life"...his attitude, his choice of words, his delivery, his voice, his messages, his intellect, his authenticated sound through pREMIER - their aRCHIVE is indestructable - you can't touch what's been built, and what's yet to come from pRIMO any way you look at it - what i learned from this is that gURU's music speaks for itself, it always has, and it will always live on no matter what - there are hurting people out there and solar is clearly one of them - they say "hurting people hurt people" and that expression came to life in this sad situation - all i know is that you don't kick a legend, a pioneer, and most importantly, a good man when he's down, let alone your so called, "best friend" and business partner. It's sickening to think that people with problems like that are lurking around, waiting to bring turmoil and strife to other one's lives cuz they can't fix themselves - sOLAR you may have tarnished gURU's exit, lied about preserving the mans dignity to everyone, cut his relationship with loved ones, but you can't touch his work - his lyrics are bigger than you'll ever dream of being - his legacy with pRIMO is something you should've appreciated rather than make it a hinderance in your pitiful, salty, life. gURU rEST IN PEACE...ONE oF tHE bEST yET

    • Queen Dita

      The second to the last of Ms. Denham's words put tears in my eyes. I really am sad about Guru's passing and I anger and just straight up disgust with Solar. I would like to thank the reporter for this explosive Q&A. A few have said we should let this rest but as a journalist and b-girl....I must uphold and support the truth and the legacy that Guru built for us. I just try to do it with humor. It is of vital importance to knock out Solar's claims. Moreover the hip-hop community and the fans deserve the truth. RIP GURU and Condolence to the Elam Family and to those really down with our brother. xoxo BTW I think the reporter Jake Paine mean to refer to SELENA Quintanilla-Pérez, the Texas singer-whom was murdered by her own obsessed fan club manager, not the tween Selena Gomez. (I make mistakes too...just wanted to clarify for all) You can view my comedic take on Solar at VladTV: http://www.vladtv.com/video/18740/body-language-exam-mtvs-sway-solo--guru-farewell-letter/

  • Robocop

    Yo, sounds like this Guru nigga waz a lil bit of a pussy for real though. If a nigga treat me like dat, ama bust dat nigga upside tha skull real talk ma niggas. yo, yo, and real qik yo, real talk niggas, sup wid this nigga solar? nigga iz you reading this? nigga you done fucked yo shit up son.

  • Bruno Honest

    Wow... what an interview! I've seen Doo-Wop and some others confirmed that a lot of this as being true. Although Solar is pretty much a dickhead, you can only feel so sorry for Guru for allowing himself to be done that way. Friends and outsiders tried to encourage him to get out of the situation but he chose to stay on his own free will. He was a GROWN MAN! God bless his soul but he truly allowed Solar to become his Ike Turner/Suge Knight. Plus the fact that the same fans who are mourning his loss are the same ones who helped fuel the fire between Guru and Primo by always saying how Guru needed Premier and how he was the weak link. His achievements outside of Gang Starr was laughable to most people so I can understand why he felt a need to step away from Gang Starr. Solar was the opportunist who preyed on his weaknesses. I'm not defending that fucker Solar by any means but people don't want to come to grips (because he was a legend) that a lot of this shit was Guru's own doing and poor choices/judgement. Anyway, great interview

    • W. J. Rice

      Solar is a piece of shit, with that said: I agree with you 100%, that was exactly what I wanted to say. I can't respect the fact that as a grown man, he allowed himself to brainwashed like he was a young'n. I can't respect that, it upsets me to know that as a man, he was reduced to a bitch near the end of his life. You all can bash me if you want, but I can't respect that kind of weakness, it's not in my DNA.

    • Queen Dita

      The second to the last of Ms. Denham's words put tears in my eyes. I really am sad about Guru's passing and I anger and just straight up disgust with Solar. I would like to thank the reporter for this explosive Q&A. A few have said we should let this rest but as a journalist and b-girl....I must uphold and support the truth and the legacy that Guru built for us. I just try to do it with humor. It is of vital importance to knock out Solar's claims. Moreover the hip-hop community and the fans deserve the truth. BTW I think the reporter Jake Paine mean to refer to SELENA Quintanilla-Pérez, the Texas singer-whom was murdered by her own obsessed fan club manager, not the tween Selena Gomez. (I make mistakes too...just wanted to clarify for all) You can view my comedic take on Solar at VladTV: http://www.vladtv.com/video/18740/body-language-exam-mtvs-sway-solo--guru-farewell-letter/

    • Queen Dita

      The second to the last of Ms. Denham's words put tears in my eyes. I really am sad about Guru's passing and I anger and just straight up disgust with Solar. I would like to thank the reporter for this explosive Q&A. A few have said we should let this rest but as a journalist and b-girl....I must uphold and support the truth and the legacy that Guru built for us. I just try to do it with humor. It is of vital importance to knock out Solar's claims. Moreover the hip-hop community and the fans deserve the truth. BTW I think the reporter Jake Paine mean to refer to SELENA Quintanilla-Pérez, the Texas singer-whom was murdered by her own obsessed fan club manager, not the tween Selena Gomez. (I make mistakes too...just wanted to clarify for all) You can view my comedic take on Solar at VladTV: http://www.vladtv.com/video/18740/body-language-exam-mtvs-sway-solo--guru-farewell-letter/

  • Holy Shit

    First off, @Heynow, good eye on the comparison to Selena. It's not Selena GOMEZ, so DX, fix that. But props to DX for this interview. I'm so shocked, pissed off, hurt, just crazy right now because of this light shed on the situation of Guru. I didn't trust Solar, I thought he was WHACK, after that fake letter he put out made me not like him even more, and now after reading this, I'm disgusted in this faggot. He's gonna get his... #FuckSolar

  • AgenT_Zer0

    Fuck solar. I seriously hope he dies.

  • Anothaknick

    Yo, I've been a fan of Gangstarr, and the foundation the duo formed since they first came out. Being from Brooklyn, myself, and being at the point in life that I was at (always questioning things, and yearning for better knowledge of self and others) I felt I could relate with the topics Guru rapped about. Not only that, but the group's work made me look at music in a whole different way. Time's passed, and my tastes have expanded in the music realm, but I will always have a deep sentiment for what Gangstarr, and specifically Guru brought to me in my lifetime. It has made me sick to know that Guru left this Earth before he was able to recover from seriously deviated course he took in life. It makes me repulse with anger to think that the course he took was also influenced by a leech of a sack of blood and skin. I cannot imagine what it was that fraud did in order to blind my man Guru, but I can only hope that the mistake of a life that was given to him by his mother and father be terminated in a way that is other than natural. I feel what may have occurred may have been spiritual in nature, and what may have been conjured should have not been messed with. He will soon see that those types of powers often return to bite you in the ass. RIP Keith Elam, and I hope that you find peace in the afterlife.

  • dj snuff

    R.I.P Guru .. Heart breaking story, Solar obviously has emotional ego and mental issues to address.

  • problemz327

    Realest interview ever..This woman should be commended for her willingness to come forward but she is an ex and his baby moms so u gotta wonder just how much is her trying to make things right and how much is it her getting even.Either way I wish death and jail on no one but Solar has alot to repent for if all this is true then solar should understand that karma is a truth that will always be realized.And wonder what Fat Joe must be thinking knowing what he could have done if Guru had ever reached out so he could get guru and preem together again..props to the writer for an amazing interview and hiphop dx for bringing this to our attention...R.I.P Keith Elam..for all the great music u gave us u deserved so much better fam in life and in death...

  • Heynow

    I want to point a mistake in the interview, the interviewer mentioned Selena Gomez who's a Disney Channel star but who he was really refering to is Selena Quintanilla.

  • aiche

    #FUCKSOLAR. What a psycho/leech. Words of an old man with silver hair in his wheelchair, His eyes were bloody describing what lies before me. Said evil bitches and jealous men will try to destroy me. - Nas

  • DJ J-Ronin

    damn i shoulda fucked solar up when i had the chance! shit man! he is done in this game. he cant go nowhere!

  • DJ Musashi

    I was starting to get a picture of what it may have been like for Guru running with Solar. It was still very shocking to read these details of what Guru may have gone thru towards end of his life. Preemo's claim of Guru not being taken care of in hospital somewhat collaborates with Guru's brother, Harry. I read Harry's essay on Boston Globe. and he also mentioned how Guru's hair was grown out. It's just so fuckin sad to know that Guru was not embrace love of his family and friends towards end of his life. I mean, Guru's brother had to hunt down funeral parlors in order to find and retrieve Guru's body. That sick fuck was gonna cremate Guru without even telling his family. Not to mention Guru's family and his son didn't find out about his death until they caught it on news media. I don't want to wish any ill towards Solar cuz that was not what Guru was about. But it is hard to restrain my hate toward this mf whom I've never met personally. I remember meeting Guru during Okay Players tour in Rose City. He was such a cool cat. Very kind and respectful. At the end, nothing upsets me more than how disrespectful Solar was and is to Guru and his family. I would almost say that I don't care if Guru never puts out another Gangstarr album if he was still alive and was able to enjoy rest of his life with family and friends. I've lost some friends before myself and it's never easy. My condolences to his family and friends. Preemo, I feel your pain. RIP GURU.

  • WATER_When_All_Truth_Enters_Reality

    STUPOR PRODUCER SOUL-LIAR MUST BE NUMB WITH FEAR BY NOW. 5000 DEGREES & BURNIN?! NIGGA, TRY 666 DEGREES & DROPPIN @ A RAPID PACE. THERE'S NOT ENOUGH OF YOU TO GO AROUND & HIPHOP IS REAL HUNGRY RIGHT ABOUT NOW. LETS SAY OUR GRACE... EAT THIS PORK PRODUCT FOR LUNCH THEN CHASE HIM DOWN WITH SOME ICE COLD W.A.T.E.R!!! When All Truth Enters Reality. SMITTY BALDHEAD SLICK & DA CLICK R.I.P RU. GANG STARR 4EVA.

  • seriously ...

    Who has time to read entire interviews? What ever happened to actual writing ability where an interview is conducted then an article is written? Instead I'm left sorting through a bunch of meaningless words to find the "meat" of the topic at hand. Frustrating!

    • Nev750

      Shut the fuck up and just read bitch. Your on the internet at a hiphop site. You don't have anything better to do.

  • seriously ...

    Who has time to read entire interviews? What ever happened to actual writing ability where an interview is conducted then an article is written? Instead I'm left sorting through a bunch of meaningless words to find the "meat" of the topic at hand. Frustrating!

  • E T

    Woah! So Not Cool!! R I P GURU!! GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY!!!

  • Jehuniko

    i was on the fence, not feeling certain comments solar made, but trying to give him the benefit of the doubt...but not more... fuck Solar..............................this article needs to be blasted out... die solar.....the world hates you......

  • murdock08

    i went into this interview thinking oh its his babys mom shes just gonna talk shit..but she didnt i felt it was the most legit interview yet.ok they got into a fight im not too worried about that sometimes you gotta get it in.but black eyes at photoshoots?why did guru want to keep making music with this guy?why not start a label with premo and get money?who is this guy solar before this whole thing with guru?why would guru let him talk down to him?theres alot more questions to be answered here.he meets him at a party and says ..yo were gonna start a label me and you?wow and yea im gonna meet the rza tomor in a bar and start a label with him and hes gonna forget about wu tang.yea right

    • Holy Shit

      Definitely more questions, but on the contrary, this interview shed a lot of much needed light on the situation.

    • CNrook

      right..Im not understanding why Guru wanted to continue to do music with this guy..Its alot more questions that need answered

  • DEATH2SOLAR

    S.O.S. - solar is the type of basturd shit you tie around a tree and let the entire village spit in his face. Throw gasoline on him and air it on MTV. Watch this devil burn!!! I'm just so greatful that he's not going to heaven. You're living in hell as we speak you fucking bitch faggot who has not an ounce of talent in you. Jealous fuck! DJ PREMIER IS LIGHT YEARS BETTER THAN YOU in every way of the word. I prey that GOD punishes you for your shit. Gangstarr will live on for centuries to come. It's going to rain acid on your parade fuck ass bitch. I HATE YOU SOLAR. YOU DESERVE MORE THAN TO BE BODIED. but i'll leave the dirty work to satan himself. Good luck!!! flames...

  • TDOTMOVEMENT

    This is so fucked up! Guru didn't deserve to go out like that...R.I.P! Solar...I don't know how you sleep at night, but you might as well kill yourself NOW!

  • Bauce

    This whole ordeal is sickening. I'm not even done reading it yet. This horrible man does not deserve even the filthiest air to breathe but at the same time, I'm shocked to find that Guru was a mentally weak dude and an alcoholic when you listened to his gang starr music

    • 76

      Sorry i gotta stop you there man, what u don't understand is that Guru was exploited by what he thought was a friend! that does not make him mentally weak, we all have our weaknesses don't we? it's just a shame that he aligned himself with such a snake!! Even if things were as close as they have been made out to be be, I personally would not allow a friend of mine to be seen in such light, post death, even if Guru himself did write that letter! p.s. just for the record, i don't believe even for a second that he did write it though.

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    On another note, the allegation against Premier placing a hit out on Guru is some serious shit to throw out there. I don't know what to make of that one. Wow!!!!

  • Rigo2MG

    "They say it's lonely at the top in whatever you do, You always gotta watch motherfuckers around you, Nobody's invincible no plan is foolproof, We all must meet our moment of truth, . . . My only crime, was that I'm too damn kind, And now some scandalous motherfuckers wanna take what's mine, But they can't take the respect, that I've earned in my lifetime, And you know they'll never stop the furious force of my rhymes, So like they say, every dog has it's day, And like they say, God works in a mysterious way, So I pray, remembering the days of my youth, As I prepare to meet my moment of truth," R.I.P Guru i dont think guru ever imagined how much these words would relate to him. Fuck you solar hope you know you're a target for everyone and hip-hop will NEVER accept u. u might as well body yaself

  • currvaliclious

    This is a horrible story. Such a tragic end to someone so respected in the industry from such prestigious lineage. How could something like this occur & no one new anything about it. Someone in the industry had to have heard about what was happening to Guru. I'm perplexed by the treatment of Guru being physically, verbally & emotionally abused. Maybe, such horrible treatment by Solar led him to becoming ill w/cancer. He definitely suffered a slow, sad, fearful, & painful end to someone he cared for & feared @ the same time. He probably would've survived cancer if only he were being cared for properly in a healthy environment surrounded by his loved ones. But God had his own plans for Guru & may he rest in peace, for he was truly one of the greats.

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    That punk Solar better find the first flight out of the country..

    • bedouin

      People all over the world want him dead, probably best for him to just stay holed up in his piece of shit apartment.

  • illness personified

    yo solar is a bitch for real but i think this interview might get that nigga murked out...

  • bedouin

    Hey Solar, since you're reading everything I hope you like this site put together in your (dis)honor. Asshole: (Not safe for work or kids) http://solar-eat-a-dick.com/

  • Brn Skn

    Reading this article breaks my heart. It was honest and I'm glad she wasn't scared to speak candidly about the situation. Rest in Peace and Power GURU.

  • duttycrebb

    MAN FUCK SOLAR regardless!! period

  • Chadmatic

    First I would like to say F%$K all you hip hop radio stations and people that are working there that don't know shit about anything but Young Money and this corporate bullshit. I turned on the radio the day after GURU died to see if they would have some type of tribute to him and the radio DJ said "Oh, rapper GURU from Gangstarr died yesterday" and the other DJ which was a female said "WHO?" "I don't know him" and then they went on to play Young Moneys "Roger Dat" and some other Nicki Minaj shit. NOT ONE GANGSTARR TRACK and I had the station on for like 10 mintues just waiting to see if they would play some sort of gangstarr track or get some fans to call in about it but nothing. I was completely pissed knowing that if it was Lil Wayne, or Jay-z, or another commercial rapper that died then they would be playing their hits for the rest of the week. This really hurt me because GURU is one of my top 10 rappers of all time. I'm only 24 years old and I remember seeing "Mass Appeal" as a youngin and bumping that song for awhile. I loved Gangstarr as a group combined of the best producer of all time and with a gifted lyricist in GURU who, though was simple with his rhymes and very monotone, he was one of the most witty, and most educated, complex rappers in hip hop. I'll never forget racing home from school back in 1998 to watch Rap City (THE REAL RAP CITY) to see all the dope videos and once I saw "Royalty" it became one of my favorite songs because it encompasses all emotions of a man and hip hop. It was just a raw track and a raw video. I'm very sad to see such a great legend die with so much more to offer in his craft. I always anticipated another Gangstarr album and THE OWNERZ was classic and a good note to end off on. I'm sad that GURU doesn't get the respect he deserves and most of this is due to the corporate machine. Almost 80% of this new generation don't even know who Gangstarr is and it's terrible. My message to the youth, don't consume the poison that is being fed to you, realize what true hip hop is! As for Solar....FUCK YOU! RIP GURU, the true hip hop community will always miss you and we will always respect you not only as a rapper, but a person. Thanks for the memories and your music will live on! Currently bumpin Moment of Truth

  • wolfman

    HipHopDX: Great interview. The story of a man struggling with health looking for answers and support through his tough times. Even though this man lived for prosperity, others will always be out to take advantage of a situation. If what she says is true, let this be a lesson to anyone who thinks even in your worst times, people you trust won't take advantage of you. Live for self. R.I.P. Keith Elam

  • organics

    Thank you, Tasha Denham for coming forward. The public that LOVE and support Guru/Gang Starr have a right to know the truth! He will always be missed, the legend lives on.. As for Solar... FUCK SOLAR. SAD SACK OF DOG SHIT.

  • GangStarr 4Life

    Looking at Solar's myspace page, I have one word for the artist/group by the name of K Born and that is, RUN! Get the hell away from Solar before he ruins y'all careers. And to Solar: Stop logging into Guru's myspace account. Guru is deceased but you are still pretending to be him? What, you wanna read what is said about you, then you need to come on this site, you fuckin' liar!

  • DRES tha BEATnik

    After reading this Interview, I'll add this. HIP HOP as a Culture has always had a different Code of Ethics than other Musical Cultures. That being said, if I had to put money up on who's gonna get got first between Conrad Murray & Solar. My Money is on SOLAR! I mean Ms. Denham's comments are more vivid than I would've have expected. Keith was a Strong Dude... PERIOD!! I've met Him on a number of occasions in ATL and I can say that He was one of the more kinder Celebs that I've met that didn't take Shit from anyone. Mostly because He didn't give shit TO anyone... I don't feel bad for Solar, He saw an opportunity and exploited it for what it was worth. In terms of perspective, I can understand but to go to some of the extremes that was detailed in this interview is downright EVIL!! This is a Pic of MC SOLAAR http://www.grimey.eu/articles/mc-solaar.jpg If HIP HOP is gonna put an APB out on this dude It would help to know what He looks like at least. I'm glad that some of the holes are "Filled-in" so to speak on what actually went down. I'm mostly happy that Jake & the Good People of HipHopDX.com, exercised a great deal of restraint in His line of questioning in the interview. This is Great Hip Hop Journalism at it's finest. As a Father, MC, Documentarian & Child of this Culture, I'm Mad & disturbed by what I read but I'll end my comment with this... "Feeling Sorry for SOLAAR is not what I'm choosing to do because He, much like all of Us are Grown Men & Women and we all make choices. GOD gave Us all the greatest gift aside from Life and that's FREEWILL. He chose to handle that relationship with Keith Elam the way that He did and the Consequences will manifest itself according to those actions. The Story of SOLAAR's Life isn't over not by a long shot... However I will say that He needs to get things right with His maker very quickly before His time is up. KEITH ELAM was an MC, that had a Family, a Crew & a Posse of Fans that Loved Him for who He was NOT just for what He did." GANGSTARR FOREVER!!

    • lordhiggs

      All this is the problem in the community right now. Someone made a mistake. Shit. Now everyone has to prove how much smarter they are by belittling the mistaken. We all here cause we love Guru and want to know what happened to our favorite hiphop group and show respect. keep that ole bickering outta here. MC Solaar is dope. Solar is poop. peace from texas.

    • MXL

      Peace, Dres. Great points, but, as Frank Low so bluntly pointed out, you kinda played yourself by using the wrong pic and spelling it "S-O-L-A-A-R" (like the MC spells it, not the Solar involved in this situation), especially considering that the dude-in-question's picture is at the top of this story and his name is mentioned throughout. Let's not put an APB out on the wrong cat.

    • FIF

      The link you posted of "SOLAR'S" Picture was not him...MC SOLAAR and SOLAR PRODUCER are not the same person.. Mc Solaar is a rapper from south Afrika if im not mistaken... BTW #FUCKSOLAR RIP GURU!

    • Jimbo2356

      @DRES tha BEATnik You've got the wrong guy.. that's MC Solaar, he's a French rapper and a completely different guy to this Solar

    • Rigo2MG

      you're a lil lost in this whole issue.

    • tomasz.

      just to note, the man that this article is about, John "Solar" Mo'sher, shouldn't be confused with MC Solaar, a dope French rapper who Guru also worked with in the early '90s. peace

    • Lee Stuart

      Dres, you put up a picture of French MC Solaar, who Guru worked with on 'Le Bien, Le Mal' off Jazzmatazz Vol 1. That is not the same person as Solar, who all this fuss is about. If you're gonna put out an APB, get it right yo.

    • Lee Stuart

      Dres, you put up a picture of French MC Solaar, who Guru worked with on 'Le Bien, Le Mal' off Jazzmatazz Vol 1. That is not the same person as Solar, who he formed 7grand label with. If you're gonna put out an APB, get it right yo. This is Guru & Solar: http://bit.ly/btmoqG This is MC Solaar: http://bit.ly/Vtvn3

    • Lee Stuart

      Dres, you put up a picture of French MC Solaar, who Guru worked with on 'Le Bien, Le Mal' off Jazzmatazz Vol 1. That is not the same person as Solar, who he formed 7grand label with. If you're gonna put out an APB, get it right yo. This is Guru & Solar: http://musiconplay.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/guru-and-solar.jpg This is MC Solaar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le5cqH7weLc

    • Teddy C.D.

      You idiot, MC Solaar is NOT the same man as the Solar in this article. Please, check your damn facts before you start spewing your vitriol all over the internet about a legendary hip-hop artist who both Premier AND Guru respected. MC Solaar is a French rapper who frequently collaborated with Gang Starr, so please, read these words--there is absolutely NO relation between Solar and MC Solaar.

    • Frank Low

      You asshole!!!!!!!! That's Mc Solaar!!! Don't get him confused with NIGGA WHO 'Super whack producer Solar" This is MC Solaar, who rapped in french on Jazzmataz Vol.1. He's the good guy: http://www.gala.fr/var/gal/storage/images/les_stars/leurs_bio/solaar_mc/images/mc_solaar/263638-1-fre-FR/mc_solaar_reference.jpg This is Nigga Who that everyone needs to kill: http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/assets_c/2009/01/gurusolar-thumb-500x325.jpg GET YOU FACTS STRAIGHT!!!!!!

  • merc80

    The only thing I can figure is Guru has spent just about all of his career, (20+ years) with a partner, Premier. Breaking away, especially at his older age, he may have gotten worried and the only other person that was helping him was Solar. He was trying to change his life on a more spiritual path...I dunno. Maybe Guru has always had that insecurity to some extent. Like they said he wasn't a punk...but I dunno maybe Solar was that kind of person that would show love but then become abusive. And sometimes people don't look at the line between physical and verbal abuse they say "Well that's my brother and that's how he is." I dunno. Whatever it is, it seems like maybe there weren't enough OTHER people that Guru could count on. Either way, fuck Solar, that's for damn sure,

  • bruce b

    wow thanks hiphopdx

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Yep. That's that. We got him. The LORD says it best: Vengeance is mine; and I will recompense (Deuteronomy 32:35) We reap what we sow. This dude solar will have to get his bathing suit ready to go swimming in that lake of fire and brimstone.

  • Tha Muthaphuckin' Voice of Reason

    Reading this made me want to puke, it's one of the saddest and worst things I've ever heard -- in the music biz or elsewhere. GangStarr will always live on through its music. #FuckSolar

  • hnic doc gee

    Guru wanted 2 make it all by himself! I respect dat! D mistake he made was betting da wrong horse after Premo. Well, a lotta lesson 4 us all here. Sum may wanna say she wants 2 get back @ Solar 4 dumping her, but dats not da issue. The issue is we all gotta look around us, in our families, in our careers & check the Solar types in our lives. If necessary, walk away from dem. Ve read elsewhere bouf sum1 walkin in on Solar givin Guru a beating, so dis only confirms it. Nobody has da right to tell anybody else wat 2do, fink or bliv! We should neva allow any1 control our minds like Solar apparently did Guru's. In closing, I fink Guru had stayed away from family 2long & felt he had 2deal wiv his bizness, but trust me, its neva 2 late 2 go back home, even as a prodigal son. I'll tell u wat - Guru woulda still bin alive if he hadn't had da bad fortune of meeting Solar. GangStarr 4eva! 1

  • big braveheart

    Got to say that was a very in-depth interview and if and it does seem to be very truthful, what Tasha says is true then i am deeply saddened by the trgic end to Guru's life, i feel so sorry he couldn't walk away and from everything that's been said it seems that solar is a nasty, manipulative, horrible bully who should be cast out and forgotten about. The whole letter thing was disgusting and sounded totally wrong,Primo's dedication was very respectful, classy and sad to read - exactly what a goodbye should be not some spiteful, hateful tirade which wasn't written by a man on his death bed. Tasha deserves a lot of respect for coming out and talking about this but sometimes less said the better but she said what she saw and sounds very honest and i just wish she had told somebody long before now. Guru didn't deserve to go like this, he was a good man who maybe had faults but who doesn't? He gave so much to hip-hop and i don't think for a minute that he would bear ill feeling towards all his crew and Primo, no way! I felt sad reading this and only wish Guru was still with us and making Gang Starr records forever because they were the ones we loved. Rest In Peace Guru.

  • fuck solar

    fuck that bitch ass fool solar. i hope dj premier runs into him and whoops his ass. karma is a mutha fucka and this shit is definitely gonna catch up to this j-cat.

  • Tha Craftsman

    R~I~P GURU!!!

  • Tha Craftsman

    R~I~P GURU!!!

  • Tha Craftsman

    NIGGA WHO??? FUCK YOU DIE BITCH ROTT IN HELL EAT SHIT AND DRINK PISS SUCK A FAT FUCKEN ONE YOU GAY FUCK PIECE OF SHIT MUTHA FUCKER!!!

  • Emskee

    The Grim Reaper, in some form, will find Solar soon enough. Forget karma. Rest in peace Guru. To the Elam family, hold ya head.

  • the_capital_t

    This whole sad saga calls to mind "The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford." This is not gonna end well for Solar. I'd like to say I feel bad for the dude, but I've yet to learn anything about him that suggests anything remotely redeemable. Whatever mistakes he made in this life, Guru was an amazing artist who leaves a brilliant legacy. Peace to his memory and his family.

  • sha'mon

    'SUPER-CONTROLLER-SCAMMER-AND CON MAN, SOLAR' i HOPE THE ELAM FAMILY SUES HIS ASS AND TAKES BACK 7 GRAND INTO THEIR POSESSION. FUCK SOLAR FROM TORONTO CANADA!!!!

  • SmokeDaKush

    fuck 5 percenters.thoz clowns think they're the truth but that's BS.Go ask real muslims about dem they'll tell u they're a sect.BTW fuck Solar 2, he did nothing 4 Gangstarr, I understand Primo's mad at him.RIP Guru, ur soul will live forever thru ur music.

    • Teddy C.D.

      WRONG. Members of the 5 Percent Nation do not consider themselves to be traditional Muslims, though they are rooted in a lot of Muslim ideology and beliefs... 5 Percent is a way of life. The point of being a 5 Percenter is exploring different religions and cultures, educating yourself in the ways of all the world's spirituality--from Zen Buddhism to Christianity to Islam to Judaism to Hinduism (get it?)--and using what you have learned to better yourself--to be the best person you can be, spiritually, physically, and mentally. I am not a member of the 5 Percent Nation, but I do respect the people that follow it and form this very unique and inspiring way of life (keep in mind that it should be thought of more as a WAY OF LIFE, rather than a religion). Also, the 5 Percent Nation is NOT the same as the Nation of Islam, either. At all. So please, calm down.

    • SmokeDaKush

      Well I got a lot of muslims friends who would disagree wit you. I don't care what they did 4 HH. There's no secret 5 percenters fucks with Nation Of Islam, and NOI doesn't acknowledge Muhammad as their prophet.That is kinda dissrespectfull toward the first muslims who've been practising ever since 632 A.D when the Coran was revealed. They use Islam as a basis for their so called religion and then they say that Muhammad didn't exist, and that god is in you. I got a lot of respect 4 that religion but as far as I'm concerned that 5% stuff is bullshit.

    • Ohahueue

      What are talking about dude 5 Percent Nation is some of the smartest people in the world ! They turned Hip Hop into a million dollar industry! All these young 5 Percent kids from New York changed the world man !!! Thats power!!! Solar is a bitch made little HO man that aint being a GOD ... smh

  • artieparty

    GANGSTARR FOREVER!!

  • JHigHthe1andonly

    Green Light to anyone who see that nigga Solar!

  • JHigHthe1andonly

    Green Light on SOLAR!!!

  • Jonan

    Props to Tasha for this very valuable information and props to Jake for the rightly-done interview. Some of these things I really find hard to believe, it upsets me that Guru had to live through all of that these past years. If Solar is really that sort of person, then I wish nothing but the worse.

  • PAPA GUNZ

    Alot of them 5 percenter niggas is snakes in the grass... Alot of them niggas is very manipulative and do alot of the devils deed... i know alot of them niggas some got good hearts some niggas is even more sinster then solar himself... R.I.P. Guru Gifted unliminted rhymes universal... as far solar go is been real fam alot of niggas is gonna fuck you up when they catch you...

  • BLACKRIGHTOUS

    FUCK SOLAR!!!

  • iheartdilla

    This interview was just crazy. I'm glad that she was clear with the questions that were asked. My heart hurt after reading this. wow. R.I.P. GURU

  • hans moleman

    yo everyone should spam the shit outta this bitch Solar's blog http://7grandrecords.blogspot.com/2010/04/solar-hints-at-gurus-frustration-with.html?showComment=1272405182082_AIe9_BEU0ibytf-t0C5d8s57Hc1o3Qr6XbZF7fJWMI29AYzFV7eAhIWbM1en3by6fkdPR0ckkvUvrGiYrODUz2mSkhYk4f_lQL002PWTM-SwsaWFUtLUg2ADt8z8jwlAlX1qaZCBiQM2Dxg8UcFjQetVxV6_DsXJlKHJe_CSusjPCfAP5x-tQoalWqBtT6Ftk8x2av9idldBNU1H8YrWWq5Vgat5rgDCrtAGt6BafLaHhBUV2Kwh6sjzSeevPNwjO3MG3_8XdpTu#c4521224621808606914

  • GangStarr 4Life

    Wow, this interview filled in alot of blanks for me. We all knew that rat bastard was lying and now this pretty much confirmed it. Watch Solar start granting interviews himself for damage control. If you are reading this Solar, your career, image and probably your marriage are done!

    • MalcolmLittle

      Wait, gotta cross the marriage part out though...the wife's in on it too.

    • MalcolmLittle

      Wow, this interview filled in alot of blanks for me. We all knew that rat bastard was lying and now this pretty much confirmed it. Watch Solar start granting interviews himself for damage control. If you are reading this Solar, your career, image and probably your marriage *and LIFE* are done! *fixed

  • hiphop101bitch

    FRANK THAT ORGANIZATION IS FRAUD IT WAS CHECKED UPON BY THE STATE IS HAS BEEN AN ABANDONED BUILDING FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. DO NOT FUEL THE THE BULLSHIT MAN YOU ARE POSTING. SOLAR AND HIS PRESENT WIFE ARE FRAUDS, LIERS ETC. TRUTH ALWASY COMES OUT AND NOW SOLAR WAS JUST A BITTER PERSON WHO HATED THE GANGSTAAR LEGACY AND WANTED 7 GRAND TO BLOW FOR HIMSELF. GURU WASN'T HOMO OR ANYTHING. SOLAR IS JUST A CON AND MANIPULATOR. IF I WAS TO SEE SOLAR I WOULD PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE FOR THE STRENGTH OF HIM USING GURU. SOLAR YOU WILL NEVER SUCCEED. NO ONE IN THE INDUSTRY RESPECTS YOU AND WANTS TO DO WORK WITH YOU. I WISH THAT BITCH ASS NIGGA SOLAR WOULD TRY TO PUNCH ME IN THE FACE. HE WOULD BE A HOSPITAL ER PATIENT REAL QUICK. RIP GURU AND F U C K SOLAR. GANGSTAAR PREMO AND GURU FOREVER BABY. FK 7 GRAND

  • Step your knowledge game.

    I've seen other dudes get controlled by their male friends, and in Brooklyn we call the person being control "Son.". - Not to beconfused with the other term "Son." ;Like "What up son." I've seen grown ass men going to the store for other dudes. Stand up and be strong, thats all I can say.

  • jkcal44

    FUCKSOLAR. FUCKSOLAR. fucksolar. that motherfucker.

  • MalcolmLittle

    WOOOOO...this interview was the nail in the muthafuckin coffin for the nigga So-liar. He's livin on borrowed time now and he KNOWS it. If niggas was smart they'll get a lil action goin and start takin bets on who's gonna get theirs first, him or Conrad Murray. THANK YOU Ms. Denham, for finally givin the people somethin REAL to go on concernin this whole mess!!! I'm inclined to believe every word too, cuz she has WAY too many facts and details to be makin it all up! Rest In Paradise Guru...just banged the whole Gang Starr discography the other night, and grooved to that shit like I was 12 years old all over again!! That's why you'll NEVER be truly gone, not as long as we're still able to hear the monotone flow droppin them jewels on us! "Mostly tha Voice"?? Definitely my nigga...definitely. http://realityreport.-mlittle.blogspot.com "Read between the lines, and question EVERYTHING." (Except in the case of this interview...no need to.) -- MalcolmLittle

    • MalcolmLittle

      @ BirthplaceMag.com Good point, good point...So-liar coulda told her a whole other script to get her to sign the paperwork, she could just now be findin out about the shit like we are. We'll all find out in due time though, as that nigga sinks deeper and deeper into that shit creek he done got himself caught up in... http://realityreport.-mlittle.blogspot.com "Read between the lines, and question EVERYTHING." (Except in the case of this interview...no need to.) -- MalcolmLittle

    • BirthplaceMag.com

      To clarify, the "wife" is Denise Sandoval, aka Denise Mosher. The foundation is in her name. It was founded in 2003, and it looks like it's just been sitting there. It doesn't mean that she is necessarily "in on it," only that it was set up in her name. From our article: Guru Charity Not Guru’s: Linked To Solar’s Wife, May Not Be Valid Non-Profit http://www.birthplacemag.com/2010/04/guru-letter-charity-questions/ P.S. Nicely done Jake/HipHopDX.

    • MalcolmLittle

      Ummm...nah, you just didn't read my comment right, just like you didn't read Frank's right...exactly where did I say it was his wife speakin?? C'mon fam, I ain't slow. Only thing I said about that bitch is that it's her name on the Each One Counts Foundation paperwork, that she's in on the whole shit. That's twice now that you've misconstrued someone's comment and made baseless attacks. Cut it out alright? Ain't no one stickin up for that nigga So-liar. http://realityreport.-mlittle.blogspot.com "Read between the lines, and question EVERYTHING." (Except in the case of this interview...no need to.) -- MalcolmLittle

    • hiphop101bitch

      MALCOM LITTLE YOU MUST DIDN'T READ THIS INTERVIEW RIGHT. THAT IS NOT HIS WIFE SPEAKING IT IS HIS BABY'S MOTHER HIS EX THEY ARE NOT TOGETHER THEY HAD A KID THAT IS IT. SOLAR HAS A NEW WIFE WHO IS IN WITH SOLAR ON THIS SCAMMING SHIT PRESENTLY AS HIS BABY MOTHER TASHA MENTIONS. SHE DOESN'T FUCK WITH SOLAR LIKE THAT ANYMORE THAT IS WHY SHE IS AIRING THAT CAT OUT FOR THE SNAKE SHIT HE'S TALKING. KARMA IS A BITCH THOUGH WORD UP MY DUDE!

  • CNO

    solar you no talent bum! karma is gonna be a bitch..... gangstarr for life.

  • Fishscale

    This just gets worse and worse. This Solar clown is a very disgusting human.

  • Semp Rok

    Thank you Jake. You are a brave woman Tasha. Reading this lets me know that our efforts never went in vain. Live Forever Strong GURU!

  • M.E.R.G.E 1 Da Honorable

    Guru, may God rest your soul brotha, you was a true icon and an inspiration. i grew up to your music and if these allegations are true, i can not speak on the horror i would do to your boy-Solar aka Selfish Oppressor Lyin' Ass Rat!! i take it personal that we have lost the "voice" that gets me up, GANGSTARR 4 life!

    • MalcolmLittle

      Ooh shit, DAMN good acronym fam!! Selfish Oppressor Lyin Ass Rat...DIGGIN that shit... http://realityreport.-mlittle.blogspot.com "Read between the lines, and question EVERYTHING." (Except in the case of this interview...no need to.) -- MalcolmLittle

  • Frank Low

    Solar and his wife's info!!! Each One Counts, Inc., foundation is listed under, Denise Sandoval, and the address, 119 Rockland Ctr, #328, Nanuet, NY 10954. Denise Sandoval is also known as Denise Mosher. Denise Mosher is the wife of John Mosher, aka Solar. The address is a UPS Store. http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/0224/

    • MalcolmLittle

      @ HipHop101Bitch That's what he's sayin man. The foundation was SUPPOSEDLY started by Guru, yet it's under SOLAR'S wife's name. Frank also went on to say the address they had listed was fraudulent. I know your emotions are high about this whole situation, just like the rest of us. Still, gotta pay attention fam...Frank's with US. http://realityreport.-mlittle.blogspot.com "Read between the lines, and question EVERYTHING." (Except in the case of this interview...no need to.) -- MalcolmLittle

    • hiphop101bitch

      FRANK THAT ORGANIZATION IS FRAUD IT WAS CHECKED UPON BY THE STATE IS HAS BEEN AN ABANDONED BUILDING FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. DO NOT FUEL THE THE BULLSHIT MAN YOU ARE POSTING. SOLAR AND HIS PRESENT WIFE ARE FRAUDS, LIERS ETC. TRUTH ALWASY COMES OUT AND NOW SOLAR WAS JUST A BITTER PERSON WHO HATED THE GANGSTAAR LEGACY AND WANTED 7 GRAND TO BLOW FOR HIMSELF. GURU WASN'T HOMO OR ANYTHING. SOLAR IS JUST A CON AND MANIPULATOR. IF I WAS TO SEE SOLAR I WOULD PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE FOR THE STRENGTH OF HIM USING GURU. SOLAR YOU WILL NEVER SUCCEED. NO ONE IN THE INDUSTRY RESPECTS YOU AND WANTS TO DO WORK WITH YOU. I WISH THAT BITCH ASS NIGGA SOLAR WOULD TRY TO PUNCH ME IN THE FACE. HE WOULD BE A HOSPITAL ER PATIENT REAL QUICK. RIP GURU AND F U C K SOLAR. GANGSTAAR PREMO AND GURU FOREVER BABY. FK 7 GRAND

  • New England Patriot

    Solar Scavenger Hunt Ordered Beat maker Solar banned from New England Solar is not allowed in New England. A permanent ban has been applied and orders are to proceed with an immediate repercussions when found. Winner must show Solar's license or proof for public viewing. From Hartford, Ct to Springfield, MA; Boston, MA to New Haven, CT; Providence, RI to Framingham, MA; Worcestor, MA to New Briton, CT; NH, VT, Maine. Due to Solar's lack of respect for a dying man (as indicated by DJ Premier's hospital visit story) and the physical abuse of Guru indicated in this interview - all men of this earth are called to defend our brother. To assault and violate an elder statesmen (it is stated Guru is 43 or 48 years old at time of death) of this society that has provided such a positive and accurate image of our modern day society is an injustice. Solar will be taught a lesson like a man. Let the Scavenger Hunt begin.

  • chronwell

    Much props to Paine and the DX fam for bringin Tasha Denham's story to the ppl ! Gang Starr forever!

  • hypestyles

    At last, the truth comes out! This needs to be promoted on every hip hop and urban culture message board! Do not be confused by the walking fraud that is Solar! He deserves nothing but banishment from the hip hop world! He will likely be trying to come out with some kind of "posthumous music" unreleased songs from Guru, I say don't buy it!! not because we don't have love for Guru, but you know the money will be going to that wicked Solar!!

  • Illa

    Yea this dude has no credibility, I am sure someone is gonna catch him out there on this one as the facts pile up its only a matter of time..

  • Earl McWilliams

    The real truth always comes out in the wash. This guy solar will recieve the biggest karamatic conclusion to his short and unnoticed career. RIP GIfted Unlimited Ryhmes Universal

  • KeyBranson2K10

    Fuck Solar.... There Is 2 Sides 2 Every Story... But Fuck His Side... He One Of Them Ma'Fuckas That Take Kindest 4 Weakness... Taking Advantage Of Loyalty... Just Like The Bitch My Babymama Is... Appreciate This Interview... Sounds Authentic... Everyone Should Cut And Paste And Share This!!!!!!

  • paidinfull92

    I aint the toughest guy in the world or the strongest but if i see Solar walking down my street the motherfucker is gnna suffer for sure. After reading this I find myself disgusted once again at what a HUMAN BEING will do another HUMAN BEING. Guru we all miss u and love u. You had such a beautiful soul. R.I.P. Guru

  • ImFromDaSouth 239/404

    Damn, how you let a nigga control you like that. I just don't see it. Especially with all the fame and connects GURU had. Guru brought that nigga in and he pretty much took over. He installed pure fear in him. That kind of fear a woman beater would install in his ole lady. Regardless of how we feel towards that nigga Solar, we still have to hold Guru accountable as well for letting someone control him like that. Of course nobody deserve that shit regardless, but a nigga gone only do what you let them do to you. Take a nigga phone, check a nigga email come on my nigga, thats shit an jealous ass woman beater would do to his ole lady. I'm sure there is more to it. That damn Solar something else though. That nigga need to be tied to a tree with sugar on him and let fire aints have at him..

  • Backpacker 88

    Wow. If all this is true, can you imagine how many pissed off people will want Solar's head on a platter? It's pretty easy to beat down a man with asthma, but let's see him do that to Premo. His peers. His fans. ...Good luck, Solar. You're going to need it.

  • Whyzone

    blessings to the god guru... Solar... Smh. 85 ass nigga

  • SAMURAI36

    I can't believe that there are only 3 responses in this entire thread. This is perhaps THE most important piece of news in all of Hip-Hop right now, especially with DX covering this exclusive story, and people aren't paying attention. Ya'll fuckas disgust me. >:-{

    • Frank Low

      Give it 5 hours till people are home from work. Watch how fast this blows up. This fool 'Nigga Who' just signed his death warrant. No where is safe for him. He will read this too. No where in the world is safe for your bitch ass!!! Most wanted man in the world right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • THERE HE GO, YO GO GET MY GUN

    Freddie Foxx about to kill that Solar fool. lol He better hide his head in Brooklyn. They gon pop his top.

  • knowledge-of-self

    I still cant believe solar had guru in check like this! This story is getting weirdier and weirder.

  • killing_um

    i swear this reminds me of the stories i heard about ali and his dealings with the nation when he was champ. How they would take money from him and dictate his career,and when his money got low after he got stripped for his boxing license,they didn't deal with him no more,till he got it back. Crazy how some people are so obsessed with power.

  • Imnotsure

    Unsure about this because its his baby mama. Baby Mama's will be the first to Roast you

  • kush nap

    "this is superproducer solar, 5000 degrees and burnin, peace to all my doggies" ^^^ solar really says that as his signature. if guru wasnt dead, id laugh at his faggot ass. solar is known as the guy that fucked with guru. theres no saving him. hes done.

  • Joe.Callahan

    Damn.................!

  • JasonCTown

    Dudes time will come. NY is gritty, dont forget that. If something is coming to this asshole, he wont know, wont see it, and aint nobody gonna talk about it.

  • LD

    R.I.P Guru one of the most slept on MC's of all time. Thank you for all those sick tracks. Gangstarr will live on forever. As for that fuckin lame your day is coming. Like to Pac said "die slow muthafucka".

  • Zion You

    FUCK SOLAR. I believe all this to be true. Thanks for having the balls to speak on it. We miss you Guru.

  • ViciousTrampe

    This is really really sad.

  • Cochise

    It is very obvious dat this cat "Solar" was in love with Guru and is devastatingly heart broken dat his boyhood crush has passed on to a bigger and better way of living...somebody beat the shit out of this closet freak please...its been enuf talking!