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Slideshow: History of Guru and Gang Starr

A collection of videos, photos, music and more from our archives
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 24, 2010

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There have been many poignant Guru tributes since the legendary rapper passed earlier this year. But in researching the life of Keith Elam, the Phoenix unearthed far more about his early days in Boston – and those of the Gang Starr family – than we ever dreamed was documented. And the more we found, the more we realized that we had to share the goods with Guru's fans. As such, here is our salute – in photo, audio, video, and writing – to a Roxbury legend and the vast Gang Starr legacy he left behind. Many thanks to the crate diggers and amateur archivists who helped make this happen, and to Guru's friends and collaborators who spent hours cruising down memory lane with us.

READ:Guru's Guru, How a mysterious Svengali dominated Guru's final days. By Chris Faraone

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