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Guru Family Member Accuses Solar of Misconduct

(AllHipHop News) News that Guru is out of a coma and survived a heart attack scare have been overshadowed by an accusation that producer Solar is keeping the rapper from seeing his family. According to a webcast by Guru nephew Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff, when the veteran emcee first fell ill in early February, Solar kept the information secret from family members for 2 weeks. “After Guru fell ill for reasons I will not disclose, he was checked into a New York hospital Tuesday February 2, 2010,” Ruff began. “Guru’s family was not notified of this until Friday February 16, 2010. That means that 2 weeks went by before my family was notified by Solar that Guru was in the hospital.” Ruff goes on to claim that several family members, including the rapper’s mother, tried to see him. After being rebuffed by Solar, the producer claimed that Guru “did not want to be seen in that condition.” Since the news broke on Sunday February 28 that Guru had went into a cardiac arrest-induced coma, Ruff states that Solar had blocked all ties between Guru and his family. “Since the information leaked, Solar has completely cut us off. My family has no way of knowing what is going on with Guru’s situation,” Ruff stated. “Solar has complete control over the flow of information given from the hospital, and will not disclose any information with us. The doctors and staff won’t discuss any information with Guru’s family.” If Ruff’s allegations are true, the hospital can withhold information from family members if specified in a person’s written Power of Attorney, which authorizes an individual to act on another’s behalf regarding business and legal issues.If Solar has obtained a durable Power of Attorney, his authorization would extend even if Guru becomes incapacitated. Ruff verified that the family could legally challenge Solar’s rights, but explained Guru’s condition makes a prolonged legal battle unfeasible. “Now in order for the family to change the situation, we have to hire a lawyer to take this court, and it would be sorted out over a couple of weeks. Unfortunately we do not have a couple of weeks” he argued. “My uncle Guru is in a serious state of health right now. It’s the family’s right to know his status. I know Solar has been his right hand man for the last 6 years, but that does not give him the right to make decisions on whether or not the family gets to see Guru, or learn about his status. The fact that he is acting like this lets me know he does not have Guru’s best interest in mind.” Even DJ Premier commented on the video on his Twitter page, stating “Before I direct myself towards @Solar_7Grand, I want to know if Guru is safe [and] with his family.” Premier runs Year Round Records. The label’s manager Biggest Gord wrote an open letter publicly questioning the statement released by Solar.“I wanna hear from the person or persons who Guru (allegedly) spoke those words to,” Biggest Gord challenged. “Better yet his doctor……so they can look me in the face and tell me he woke from his coma and uttered those very words quoted in the quote…or even better….hear it from the horse’s mouth.” Biggest Gord also revealed that Guru may have suffered a collapsed lung during the second surgery and may still be in a coma. “I just wanna know that my dude really did wake from that coma and spoke those words….because the alternative is just damn sad and disappointing….until then imma keep praying hoping and waiting…..”Biggest Gord said.

At press time, Solar could not be reached for comment.

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