News) With controversy still surrounding the death and post-mortem
wishes of the recently deceased Guru (Keith Elam), DJ Premier had
revealed details on his final hospital meeting with his estranged Gang
a discussion on his Sirius Hip-Hop Nation radio show, Premier stated
that he visited a comatose Guru in the hospital, despite reports that
Guru confidant Solar has a strict visitation list in place that did not
include Premier and certain family members.
visit, according to Premier, was the first meeting between the famed
duo since 2003, when they split for still undisclosed reasons following
their sixth studio album, The Ownerz.
I saw Guru it really f**ked me up. I wore a Gang Starr shirt first of
all; just for the energy and so he knew that thats forever with us,
Premier said. And that includes everyone that came before me; I know
every one of them It was so ill [because] of what I was hearing of him
waking up, writing, and Tweeting and all that stuff. There was no way.
He looked so gone.
hospitals normally handle grooming requirements such as nails, Premier
described an unfortunate scene of Guru looking disheveled and unkempt,
causing the acclaimed producers anger to rise at Solar over his claims
that he took care of Guru in his final days.
you love him, and youre taking care of him, why the f**k did his nails
look longer than a f***ing ruler?! Premier accused. [And] a clump
Afro?! Ive taken care of people in the hospital [before]. You can wash
their hair and clean their nails off. His feet were swollen and his
toenails were really disgusting I took the logo on my shirt and rubbed
it against his whole body and told him a message from me about how much
I loved him, and that we were for live and still were for life. Then I
kissed him on his face and let him know that I was going to miss him
because it seemed like he was already gone.
Gurus passing on April 19 from multiple myeloma, Solar released a
statement allegedly written by the deceased deriding Premier and
requesting that he not be involved in any tributes or memorial events.
veracity of the letter was immediately challenged by Gurus old
friends, such as Big Shug and Bumpy Knuckles (Freddie Foxxx), and the
late rappers nephew Justin Nicholas Elam Ruff, who started much of the
controversy in several YouTube blogs accusing Solar of keeping Guru and
the seriousness of his medical condition away from family members.
family is strong, Ruff told Premier after calling into the show.
Were all there supporting each other. And with all the love from the
fans reaching out from across the world, were going to get through
this. The #1 thing is that its our job to keep his legacy alive.
At press time, no information has been released regarding Gurus funeral arrangements.