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Our man Chyll Will wrote an excellent appreciation of Guru over at Serious Consideration:

And here’s one of my favorites, in less than two-and-a-half-minutes to boot:


1 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 21, 2010 2:42 pm

Thanks man. My brother's wife actually grew up with him and their families knew each other fairly well; haven't touched based with her yet, but I'm willing to bet she's a bit shaken by it as anyone would be if a friend from childhood were to pass. I suppose it's different since he made such an impression in the Hip Hop and Jazz worlds, but if it were me, I'd be paying respects to a friend.

Funny thing, most of the reports describe Guru as a Boston rapper... yeah, he grew up around Boston (Roxbury), but he claimed Brooklyn early on as his home, and to be honest his career took off when he got there, which is something I've thought about for quite sometime seriously as I'm about to move (somewhere) this month. The only Boston-based rappers I can think of were the Almighty RSO (who have an "interesting" background)... and I dunno, House of Pain? (nope, L.A.) Just a media quibble.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 21, 2010 2:52 pm

ED O.G. dude, Boston's best rapper.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 21, 2010 3:47 pm

Seriously good piece of writing, Chyll.

[1] The only Boston-based rapper I can think of is Suzyn Waldman.

House of Pain from L.A.? I thought they were NY based. Couple dudes off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, no?

4 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 21, 2010 4:38 pm

[2] See, never thought he was from Boston, just like it's so odd that House of Pain is from L.A; by the way Sliced, you are correct sir: Everlast is originally from Valley Stream and Danny Boy is from BK, while DJ Lethal comes to us all the way from Latvia. Everlast is also an original member of original New Jersey kid Ice T's Rhyme Syndicate and likely trekked West with him from the outset. House of Pain, however, was founded and based in L.A.; thus the DJ Muggs connection.

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