GURU Tribute Links

April 20, 2011

Attached below are some great tributes to GURU, to commemorate the recent anniversary of his death (4/19).

propsRadio RIP GURU Mixed by JERRY NICE – Via props

DJ Premier’s Guru Tribute Mix (Live on Hot 97) – Via Nah Right

Rest in Peace to one of the greatest to ever do it!

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RIP GURU (mix by Jerry Nice) – Side A

RIP GURU (mix by Jerry Nice) – Side B

The whole reason I decided to get this site going again is because I was reminded recently that’s it’s been a year since one of the greats passed away.  I originally recorded this mix straight to tape, and put out the digitized version a little over a year ago.  Here’s an excerpt from the original post:

The day that GURU died, I immediately felt like I had to do something in tribute to one of the greatest to ever do it.  His influence on me at a young age is one of the reasons I love this music as much as I do, so I felt it necessary to pay homage.  I didn’t have the patience to make a fully-mastered digital copy with flawless editing and scratches, so I hooked up the grimy tape dubber, grabbed every GURU-related piece of vinyl I could muster up, and hit record.

It turned out even better than I thought it’d be, so I made around 30 copies on tape and sold them locally (thanks to The Groove Merchant).  The response was positive, and those original copies sold out, so I decided converting to mp3 might help get this out to the masses (or just the homies without a tape deck).

My good friend E Da Boss helped out with putting this online, so big shout out to him for hooking it up.  Attached above are both sides of the 80 minute tape, with a healthy blend of Guru classics, 12″ remixes, and original samples.  Download for free and spread the word.  Enjoy!

RIP GURU

Back At It…

April 15, 2011

It’s been forever since I last checked this site, and I’m realizing that I miss writing about hip-hop and how it effects me on a daily basis.  I’ve found some incredible inspiration lately in the genre and have gotten some things in order to make this an even more effective site moving forward.  Hope you all can bear with me for a third time!  YEE!