Guru, one half of the pioneering rap group Gang Starr is recovering after open-heart surgery yesterday (Mar. 1) following a massive heart attack last weekend that let the MC in a coma.
Guru, born Keith Elam, and his partner DJ Premiere rose to prominence in the early 1990s as the rap duo Gang Starr with critically acclaimed albums including Step In the Arena and Hard to Earn. Guru later branched out on his own, releasing a series of Jazzmatazz albums, where he collaborated with Jazz artists, such as Donald Byrd and Ramsey Lewis, to couple his lyrics with their sound.
Doctors repaired damage done to 43-year-old’s heart and he is expected to make a full recovery.