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Kumaré, an Indian guru who walks barefoot and carries a staff and a small rattan suitcase, preaches that he is an illusion, and he is.
Duping yoga-mad Americans
| August 31, 2012
[phlipcam video] DJ Premier @ the Paradise
If you need evidence that time heals all wounds, look no further than Saturday's UNITY FEST, arriving a bit more than a year following Guru's...
Michael C. Walsh
| May 23, 2011
FuckSolar.com Publishes The Complete Boston Phoenix-Brownman Interview About Guru and Solar
A few months ago, in reporting on the strange life and death of hip-hop deity Guru, I was fortunate to get an incredibly candid interview...
| September 29, 2010
Flow of fresh air
Three years ago, Jaysaun, Slaine, and Edo G released an album and a statement with their Special Teamz debut, Stereotypes .
MC Jaysaun catches his own Breath
| July 30, 2010
I appreciated your timely article on Apple’s evolution from underdog to corporate bully.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 28, 2010
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| May 28, 2010
Slideshow: History of Guru and Gang Starr
Here is our salute – in photo, audio, video, and writing – to a Roxbury legend and the vast Gang Starr legacy he left behind.
A collection of videos, photos, music and more from our archives
| May 21, 2010
Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest 2010
An optimist would say that, despite some serious disappointments, last year’s Third Annual Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest demonstrated just how peaceful the Bean rap scene really is.
For Unity Fest, the show must go on (for real this time)
| May 14, 2010
The Big Hurt: The week in death
Back in January, I predicted that, because of medical advances and the prospect of universal health care, no musicians would die in this decade. Unfortunately, it hasn’t turned out that way.
RIP Chilton, Guru, and editorial tact
| April 30, 2010
HipHopDX.com Interviews Solar's Baby Mama About GURU
Props to Jake Paine from Hip-Hop DX for scoring (and transcribing) this remarkable interview with Solar's baby mama, who worked extensively with 7 Grand. It's...
| April 27, 2010
Guru death mystery
As mysterious as Guru was in his later years, the Roxbury-bred rap-and-jazz legend may soon prove to be more so in death.
Rapper’s final days mired in controversy
| April 23, 2010
GURU Tribute Round-Up (Obit Writers Just Out To Get A Rep?)
As expected, GURU obits, tributes, and remembrances are turning up at a much faster pace than were, say, reviews of his last few albums. But...
| April 21, 2010
Rap legend Guru in a coma
"So whassup?" "Moment of truth." "Above the clouds?" "Credit is due." Those were just a few Gang Starr song-title sentiments that fans cried on social networks following the news that hip-hop legend Guru suffered a heart attack in New York City, where he
| March 05, 2010
Gang Starr legend GURU out of coma, issues press release
The following article will appear in tomorrow's Boston Phoenix, which went to print late yesterday, before GURU released this statement to AllHipHop.com. As reported, he...
| March 03, 2010
Tonight: History of Boston Hip-Hop comes alive at Enormous Room. Plus: Pacey Foster video and mixtape
This week in the Phoenix, Chris Faraone talks to PACEY FOSTER -- "the biggest nerd hip-hop historian in all of Boston" -- about Pacey's Boston...
| November 30, 2009
When the Roxbury-born rapper Guru passed away April 19 in a hospital bed — succumbing to cancer at the age of 48 — the internationally renowned musician had not seen most of his lifelong friends and relatives in seven years.
How a mysterious Svengali dominated the final days of the Boston-born hip-hop and jazz superstar
| January 01, 1900
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