General Discussion: The Dead Celeb Thread


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schtoop
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12967 posts since 9/4/07

20 Apr 2010 12:31
ah man, a sad day for real hip hop
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

20 Apr 2010 12:37
‘If I was a ball player then I would dunk on you faster
But since I’m a track slayer I fucks with Funkmaster
Premier lace the beat so we can bump faster
Gurizzy volume thrizzy I gets busy’

One of my favourite verses ever.

RIP.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

20 Apr 2010 12:58
rip. i remember being a yout (wearing nike TNs) recording a gangstarr set off of westwood, and then rinsing it until the tape wouldnt play any more Sad
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

20 Apr 2010 13:33
Gotta be up there in my favourite tracks list - fantastic lyrics…


Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

20 Apr 2010 13:38
gang starr or guru never did fuck all for me. absolutley fuck all. natch with de la soul and tribe called quest.
always hated that 'hippie jazz rap'. the only ones i could half bare were pm dawn.
trumpets dont kill people, rappers are supposed to.
Fat Sax
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566 posts since 11/6/06

20 Apr 2010 13:54
Guru on his own - agreed

But Gangstarr weren't really anything like hippy rap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6_tHXqnhYI&hl=en_US&fs=1&;

DJ Premier was properly amazing in his day.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

20 Apr 2010 14:28
Fat Sax wrote: Guru on his own - agreed

But Gangstarr weren't really anything like hippy rap.
sorry your right, i take it all back. Puzzled

jazzy =
gang starr - jazz thing;

hippy =
I've Lost my Ignorance (and don't know where to find it) - Dream Warriors and gang Starr;

ill allow lovesick tho, the only track that was any goo to my ears. and i was about at that time and mental into my music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gGmckM31jw&hl=en_GB&fs=1&;
schtoop
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12967 posts since 9/4/07

20 Apr 2010 14:30
noble Sad this upsets me

jazzy/eastcoast hip hop is the best hip hop
phelen
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6396 posts since 16/8/06

20 Apr 2010 14:38
Full ClipSad
Fat Sax
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566 posts since 11/6/06

20 Apr 2010 14:55
Fair point well made noble Eye-wink

But what I really meant was there was so much more to Gangstarr to label them hippy jazz rap and all their best stuff wasn't really any of the jazzy type work.
Alfi
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215 posts since 12/10/09

20 Apr 2010 14:57
schtoop wrote: noble Sad this upsets me

jazzy/eastcoast hip hop is the best hip hop

Word to that. On a hip hop note, been listening to a lot of Lords of the Underground today and Smiff N Wessun. Quality tunes.
R.I.P Guru
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

20 Apr 2010 14:57
schtoop wrote: noble Sad this upsets me

jazzy/eastcoast hip hop is the best hip hop

Tribe are one of my favourites, I think there's more depth to it than you're giving credit but each to their own and whatever

The ownerz is an awesome album too, and not hippy
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

20 Apr 2010 15:00
i can understand its musical and lytical merits, and im not just being controversial, but i had boogie down productions and main source and shit like that doing it for me at the same time, and they far excelled so i didnt want to go to the softer more musical side, so just fought it i sposse.
phelen
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6396 posts since 16/8/06

20 Apr 2010 15:01
, Guru, am writing this letter to my fans, friends and loved ones around the world. I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I have suffered with this illness for over a year. I have exhausted all medical options.

I have a non-profit organization called Each One Counts dedicated to carrying on my charitable work on behalf of abused and disadvantaged children from around the world and also to educate and research a cure for this terrible disease that took my life. I write this with tears in my eyes, not of sorrow but of joy for what a wonderful life I have enjoyed and how many great people I have had the pleasure of meeting.

My loyal best friend, partner and brother, Solar, has been at my side through it all and has been made my health proxy by myself on all matters relating to myself. He has been with me by my side on my many hospital stays, operations, doctors visits and stayed with me at my home and cared for me when I could not care for myself. Solar and his family is my family and I love them dearly and I expect my family, friends, and fans to respect that, regardless to anybody's feelings on the matter. It is my wish that counts. This being said I am survived by the love of my life, my sun KC, who I trust will be looked after by Solar and his family as their own. Any awards or tributes should be accepted, organized approved by Solar on behalf myself and my son until he is of age to except on his own.

I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anything to do with my name likeness, events tributes etc. connected in anyway to my situation including any use of my name or circumstance for any reason and I have instructed my lawyers to enforce this. I had nothing to do with him in life for over 7 years and want nothing to do with him in death. Solar has my life story and is well informed on my family situation, as well as the real reason for separating from my ex-DJ. As the sole founder of GangStarr, I am very proud of what GangStarr has meant to the music world and fans. I equally am proud of my Jazzmatazz series and as the father of Hip-Hop/Jazz. I am most proud of my leadership and pioneering efforts on Jazzmatazz 4 for reinvigorating the Hip-Hop/Jazz genre in a time when music quality has reached an all time low. Solar and I have toured in places that I have never been before with GangStarr or Jazzmatatazz and we gained a reputation for being the best on the planet at Hip-Hop/Jazz, as well as the biggest and most influential Hip-Hop/Jazz record with Jazzmatazz 4 of the decade to now. The work I have done with Solar represents a legacy far beyond its time. And we as a team were not afraid to push the envelope. To me this is what true artists do! As men of honor we stood tall in the face of small mindedness, greed, and ignorance. As we fought for music and integrity at the cost of not earning millions and for this I will always be happy and proud, and would like to thank the million fans who have seen us perform over the years from all over the world. The work I have done with Solar represents a legacy far beyond its time and is my most creative and experimental to date. I hope that our music will receive the attention it deserves as it is some of the best work I have done and represents some of the best years of my life.

my bullshit detector is going off big time on this "statement from Guru" that this Solar guy put out.I love Gangstarr a whole lot more than Guru's other projects and it's really sad that they couldn't even come close to reconciling before Guru died. I don't know what Premo did or what caused the rift, but it would have to have been seriously evil for him to deserve that. Harsh.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

20 Apr 2010 15:02
fair, krs-one (and slick rick) are my hands down fav rapper(s)
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

20 Apr 2010 15:05
Oh mate, Slick Rick is easily one of the worst rappers of all time imo - hate the sound of his voice. His one track almost ruins Funk Flex V3.
rural
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17541 posts since 26/9/06

20 Apr 2010 15:07
Guru was by no means one of my favourite Mc's, but was he was major part of hip hop. RIP
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

20 Apr 2010 15:08
No no no no no no no no no!;

Jawdropping!

@Ruben
rural
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17541 posts since 26/9/06

20 Apr 2010 15:09
Oh behave…Slick Rick was and is utter shite.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

20 Apr 2010 15:10
Ruben wrote: Oh mate, Slick Rick is easily one of the worst rappers of all time imo - hate the sound of his voice. His one track almost ruins Funk Flex V3.

Also is that mona lisa? think I had that and then lost it (think my mate has it). I'm almost certain that's what got me to investigate slick rick Laughing out loud

edit: it is Laughing out loud