In Memory of Keith Elam aka Guru

Posted on April 20 2010, 12:04pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

All of us here at Rockstar were saddened to learn this morning of the news that Keith Elam, professionally known as Guru of Gang Starr, has succumbed to cancer after a long battle.

Guru was truly a hip-hop legend, one of the genre’s greatest voices, and we are eternally grateful for his contributions to the Grand Theft Auto series as the character 8-Ball.

Our condolences to the entire Elam family, to our good friend and his long-time Gang Starr collaborator DJ Premier, and to everyone else who had the pleasure of knowing or working with the man.

Rest in peace.

  • Rip Guru! A truee Legend
    • LIMP_BIZKITon March 27 2014, 4:42pmReplyFlag
      One of the best yet. Rest In Peace Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
      • faizi1997on August 26 2012, 1:25pmReplyFlag
        Respawn In Peace
        • Grove4LifeONEon November 2 2011, 11:28amReplyFlag
          In GTA V put a lot of song of GangStarr
          • algonquinguyon December 2 2010, 7:34pmReplyFlag
            Every one will remenber the great job you do Keith Elam thank to make the voice of one of the most badass characters R* ever made.thank men.RIP
            • ArnoldNYCon May 2 2010, 5:56pmReplyFlag
              R.I.P Guru
              • t-oliveiraon April 23 2010, 8:21pmReplyFlag
                Rest in Peace Keith, may god be with you right now.
                • ayman-swediaon April 23 2010, 4:37pmReplyFlag
                  • unusinguron April 22 2010, 4:13pmReplyFlag
                    This really makes me fire-up GTAIII and starting a new game, just cruising Portland, driving 8-Ball! R* better mention something about this in the next GTA, as a tribute, Guru deserves this for playing an epic character. An easter-egg, a nice grafitty on a wall or something...

                    And i'll change my avatar ASAP and i think, as stated before, that most uf us should do the same for a period.
                    • Senator_BobDoleon April 21 2010, 11:25pmReplyFlag
                      @Silverballer95: I hate those noobs that you are referring to. I asked a guy in IV once who Tommy Vercety is and he said Carl Johnson's brother. RIP 8-ball
                      • StuntmanSethon April 21 2010, 6:19pmReplyFlag
                        I read the wiki man it was an impressive career. I have recently been checking his solo stuff out as well, and Loungin is such a badass song. I will always love the pioneers of real hip-hop who actually have something to say. Also the Gang Starr song on the Classics is amazing as well if you have not heard it yet check it out next time you are cruising Liberty City.
                        • Silverballer95on April 21 2010, 6:03pmReplyFlag
                          Wow....gotta love the new---s who don't know who he is cause they only recently started playing GTA IV / EFLC and never played any GTAs before them.....RIP
                          • MbbHVHon April 21 2010, 3:42pmReplyFlag
                            • Rathelon April 21 2010, 3:06pmReplyFlag
                              I loved his music, he was the one of the best Hip-Hop artists in the world. I can't believe he left us...
                              God bless his soul, Guru' soul. R.I.P.
                              • TheStrokeon April 21 2010, 2:25pmReplyFlag
                                R.I.P. my man Guru we'll miss ya
                                • eLiterzon April 21 2010, 1:57pmReplyFlag
                                  R.I.P Keith Elam. "Guru" .
                                  • OffensiveSavageon April 21 2010, 1:34pmReplyFlag
                                    thts a really gd idea seth go read keiths wiki page he was a leg
                                    • redboyJohnon April 21 2010, 12:26pmReplyFlag
                                      • EduardKoeleJuckon April 21 2010, 11:42amReplyFlag
                                        R.I.P., Guru. What a tragic loss.
                                        • Blaster293847on April 21 2010, 11:27amReplyFlag
                                          R.I.P. BRO
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