Preserving his MESSAGE, his MUSIC, his LEGACY


PREMIER & PETE ROCK at FreeStyle Sessions 2011. Photos by Ani Gza

Premo & Pete Rock battling at Freestyle Session today…

Whatever Premo just played had Pete Rock buggin’…they gave each other hella props all night, it was fun to watch…

Ani Gza


Common at Rock The Bells 2011 representing “GURU DEMO TAPE” t-shirt by THE X LABEL

Pete Rock at Rock The Bells 2011 representing the “GURU DEMO TAPE” t-shirt by THE X LABEL


DJ Premier (Exclusive photo of Tupac & GURU) shirt.

Elam’s Family Conmemorance of Keith “GURU” Elam (Tattoos)

After Guru’s passing a couple members of the immediate Elam family decided to honor Guru by way of tattooing something to their bodies that represent him. Guru’s brother (Harry Elam Jr) was the first person to get his tattoo. He honored Guru by getting a tattoo of the Gangstarr logo on his right shoulder blade. Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff (guru’s first nephew) was the second person to get a tattoo. He had the Gangstarr logo tattooed on his left forearm. Guru’s sister (Patricia Elam) was next to get her tattoo. She had “Peace Guru” 7/17/61- 4/19/10 tattooed on her left wrist. Lastly, ¬†Guru’s second nephew (Denzel Ruff) had the Gangstarr logo and Uncle Keith “Guru” Elam tattooed on his left shoulder. Both Justin & Denzel plan on adding to their tattoo. Justin will get some of his favorite lyrics from Guru tattooed around his left forearm. Denzel wants to create a full sleeve on his arm with Guru’s lyrics and other images as an ode to him. This is one of the many ways the Elam family is remembering their beloved Guru.

TRIBUTE TO G.U.R.U. Jazz Big Band with Dj Premier and the Gangstarr Family. Photos by Deneka Peniston, NYC 4-21-11