Big Shug & Krumbsnatcha Host Guru Benefit, Boston Phoenix Tribute

Gang Starr Foundation rocks for Guru in Boston, while writer Chris Faraone provides a definitive Guru timeline with some revealing interview.

It has now been over a month since Keith "Guru" Elam died after a battling cancer for over a year The Gang Starr founder continues to be remembered through Hip Hop. A Boston native, Guru will be honored by two of the artists he worked extensively with, that hail from his hometown. This Thursday (May 27), Big Shug and Krumbsnatcha will honor Guru with a tribute performance at Cambridge, Massachusetts' The Middle East.

Akrobatik, REKS, Statik Selektah and Termanology will also perform at this historic event.

BIg Shug was a founding member of Gang Starr with Guru. After the group personnel changed during Guru's relocation, Shug would later be a member of the Gang Starr Foundation, appearing on many group albums, and the single "Militia." Krumbsnatcha was a protege of the group, and worked with both Guru and DJ Premier extensively, including an appearance on the gold, critically-acclaimed 1998 Gang Starr album, Moment of Truth.

In related news, The Boston Phoenix has chronicled their native son, with interviews from Shug, Jeru The Damaja and members of the Jazzmatazz band. The revealing timeline by journalist Chris Faraone traces Guru's Boston-to-Atlanta-to-New York migration, as well as the turning point of his career, transitioning from Gang Starr with DJ Premier to working with later musical/business partner, Solar.

“Guru saved my life,” Jeru the Damaja told The Phoenix. “I speak for a lot of people when I say that we would be in jail if he didn’t get us in the studio. But it was always something with him — Guru was always getting mad about something.”


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16 Comments

  • MalcolmLittle

    @ Fuck Da Gub'ment Hahaha good ass point famo! With that in mind, I guess I do gotta agree with ya Mr. Brrrr, yeah we DO need a tribute show for Gucci...and Waka, OJ, Wayne, Rawse, and all the rest of the Stepin Fetchit ass niggas. Tributes all the way around!!!

  • guru4life

    Man, I'm from CHICAGO and for ya bitch niggas hatin on murdah mass, ya can eat a dick! Shouts to Term, Reks, Statik, Krumb & everybody else up in mass. Mass da only niggas up they way comin out hard as fuck on dat real hiphop shit. Straight lyrical big bang beats fuck ur ass up for no reason shit. They get it in! GOOD SHIT BOSTON! and ya sweepin da magic tonight!! hahahaha. And obviously before I leave, Chi-town finne come back betetr than ever! ya wait n see. Dat new ye', com n twist finne have ya spazzin da fuck out oh and lupe & rhymefst as well. its a wrap.

  • The REAL German Chocolate

    sorry, too late... Guru is dead and gone, this tribute shit is WAY TOO late. Listen to his music, that will keep him alive. God bless.

    • Stupid Nigga Radar

      How the hell is it ever too late to do a tribute concert???? The nigga will be dead forever. People get tribute shows 10-20 after their death. I swear you clowns say some dumb shit.

  • Ah Hell

    Big up to all contributing to this tribute. R.I.P. Guru.

  • MalcolmLittle

    I swear, it's some outright DISRESPECTFUL muthafuckas in this world man!! It's obvious this lil nigga needs a good old fashioned thorough ass whoopin with the thickest belt that can be found!! WITH the holes in it!! Apparently you didn't get that growin up, otherwise you'd know to respect the dead! You still ain't found that prize on the bottom of the Drain-O bottle yet?? Better get on that...

  • Boston!!

    Heres the full flier Akrobatik, Big Shug, Krumb Snatcha, Termanology, Reks, Singapore Kane, M-Dot, Statik Selektah!!!! http://jumptheturnstyle.com/?p=8500

  • BRRRR

    maaan they ought to have a tribute to gucci best rapper alive boston is shit. esoteric is good. everyone sucks balls. BAWWWWston

    • MalcolmLittle

      @ Fuck Da Gub'ment Hahaha good ass point famo! With that in mind, I guess I do gotta agree with ya Mr. Brrrr, yeah we DO need a tribute show for Gucci...and Waka, OJ, Wayne, Rawse, and all the rest of the Stepin Fetchit ass niggas. Tributes all the way around!!!

    • Fuck Da Gub'ment

      If there was to be a Gucci tribute show, that would mean his faggot ass got merked. I, for one, would be pleased that.

    • MalcolmLittle

      LMAO @ BRRR, that's the best you can do Sambo? You're the one talkin about my dick and fantasizin about me dressin in drag, yet I'M the faggot right?? LOL Lame ass nigga.

    • BRRRR

      MALCOLMLITTLEDICK is a faggot straight up he one of those niggas that dress up as bitches they called traps

    • BRRRR

      18-1 bitches also 4-3

    • Ah Hell

      Holy crap I can't believe I saw this. Go fuck yourself dude.

    • MalcolmLittle

      I swear, it's some outright DISRESPECTFUL muthafuckas in this world man!! It's obvious this lil nigga needs a good old fashioned thorough ass whoopin with the thickest belt that can be found!! WITH the holes in it!! Apparently you didn't get that growin up, otherwise you'd know to respect the dead! You still ain't found that prize on the bottom of the Drain-O bottle yet?? Better get on that...

    • make it or take it

      fuck that, where are u from? fuckin New Hampshire or some shit, jealous of Mass cuz we're the furthest North anybody worth mentioning will go and perform?

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