(AllHipHop News) DJ Premier of Gangstarr has confirmed reports that his partner guru suffered a massive heart attack in New York City over the weekend.
Guru was left in a coma as a result of the massive heart attack. According to DJ Premier, Guru is slated to undergo surgery in New York today (March 1st).
DJ Premier confirmed the reports of Gurus heart attack last night on his Hip-Hop Nation radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio.As a member of Gangstarr, Guru delivered vocals for classic albums like No More Mr. Nice Guy (1989), Step in the Arena (1991), Daily Operation (1992), Hard to Earn (1994), Moment of Truth (1998) and The Ownerz (2003).
The rapper rhymed over 160 of DJ Premiers productions throughout the course of his career, before launching his own record label 7 Grand in 2004 to continue releasing his legendary series of Jazzmatazz albums. In an exclusive statement to AllHipHop.com, Brownman - the featured
trumpet soloist for Guru's Jazzmatazz album, stated: "After touring the globe standing next to Guru on stage for
the last 3 years, I can't imagine a world without Bald Head Slick".
The Trinidadian-born, New York trained jazz trumpet player was
handpicked by Guru to replace Donald Byrd on Jazzmatazz and appears on
Jazzmatazz Vol. 4 (featured on "Universal Struggle"). Guru's most recent release was Guru 8.0: Lost & Found, which was released in May of 2009.