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Win 2 free Guru The X Label t-shirts/ NCAA

NCAA College Basketball Tournament is here! This was a favorite for Guru to watch. He loved this time of year. In honor of him we will hold a free bracket tourney. The winner will receive two Guru The X Label t-shirts of their choice….So sign up for free, make your picks, and let the games begin!!! Good luck….

http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/group?groupID=78789

Pharrell gives Guru his just do!

Pharrell from N.E.R.D who has worked with Guru on several projects (e.g: “Supa Luv,” “All I Said”) give Guru his just do…

http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=7457071,t=1,mt=video

GURU WARHOL T-shirt now available in white!!

Inspired by the Andy Warhol theme, The X Label brings to you “Guru Warhol.” The image comes from the actual cover of the CD on Guru’s Jazzmatazz Streetsoul Vol.3.

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Jazzmatazz Loungin

The X Label brings to you the Jazzmatazz Loungin T-shirt! This artwork beautifly combines the album cover of Guru’s Jazzmatazz Vol 1. and the song “Loungin.” “Loungin” is a single from the Jazzmatazz Vol 1. album featuring the gifted trumpeter Donald Byrd. *Pre-Orders available now. **Comes in Black & Grey colors.

In 1993 Guru released Jazzmatazz Vol. 1. Guru decided to take music to new heights by utilizing the brilliance of actual jazz musicians to produce the sounds to rhyme too. He merges his potent and forever meaningfull rhymes with beats and instruments directly from authentic lounge jazz. The album fuses an assortment of jazz talents both old and new, including Donald Byrd, Lonnie Liston, Roy Ayers, Courtney Pine, Branford Marsalis , and Ronny Jordan. He used the melodic voices of Carleen Anderson and N’Dea Davenport and collaborated with french rapper MC Solaar. The variety of guest artists adds diversity and originality to each track, and gives the album a distinct jazz feel. In its own right the album is a historical document of jazz and hip-hop starting to blend.

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Keithy E Demo Hoodie

In 1986 MC Keithy E (now known as GURU) completed a demo tape that featured the early members of GangStarr; DJ Mikey Dee and Damo D (Beat Box). The tape that was recorded at “Radio One” studios in Boston, includes multiple racks featuring the young Guru rhyming and displaying his singing voice over a bare drum machine. The demo tape was clearly made and sent directly to Magnus Johnstone (a local DJ/Radio Host in Guru’s hometown of Boston) for his show. Both the demo tape’s cover and the actual tape are labeled “for Magnus”. Magnus Johnstone founded Lecco’s Lemma radio show in 1985. It was a groundbreaking hip-hop radio show, the first of its kind in Boston and one of the only rap radio shows in the world at that time. What made it even more revolutionary for the emerging Boston hip-hop scene was that Magnus encouraged local rap groups to come down to the station and perform on the air. Since the show was Boston’s outlet for up and coming hip hop artists, it was a big deal to appear on the show. This demo tape earned MC Keithy E and crew the right to be on the show and share their talents to the listeners. With this amazing print from 1986 by the hands of GURU, THE X LABEL brings to you THE KEITHY E DEMO HOODIE. * The hoodie is American Apparel. Sizes are unisex (We recommend for women to order one size smaller then their normal size).

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Keithy E Demo Skateboard Deck

The X Label brings to you the Keithy E Demo Skateboard Deck. Created by Dunkees, the deck is an original artpiece inspired by the cover of Guru’s (MC Keithy E) demo tape. Get this one of a kind skateboard deck to add to your Guru memorabilia in remembrance of the legend.

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Keithy E Demo Cassette Tape

THE X LABEL brings to you a limited edition recreation of Guru’s (MC Keithy E) Demo Cassette Tape. This recreation of Guru’s demo cassette tape consist of the exact image Keithy E made for the cover, Keithy E’s handwriting of the songs on the tape, and the actual songs from the demo. Pop it in your vintage boombox to listen to Guru’s never before-heard songs or put it on a mantle and keep it as an amazing collectors item that was a part of the foundation of Guru’s hip hop legacy.



Tape info: In 1986 MC Keithy E (now known as GURU) completed a demo tape that featured the early members of GangStarr; DJ Mikey Dee and Damo D (Beat Box). The tape that was recorded at “Radio One” studios in Boston, includes multiple racks featuring the young Guru rhyming and displaying his singing voice over a bare drum machine. The demo tape was clearly made and sent directly to Magnus Johnstone (a local DJ/Radio Host in Guru’s hometown of Boston) for his show. Both the demo tape’s cover and the actual tape are labeled “for Magnus”. Magnus Johnstone founded Lecco’s Lemma radio show in 1985. It was a groundbreaking hip-hop radio show, the first of its kind in Boston and one of the only rap radio shows in the world at that time. What made it even more revolutionary for the emerging Boston hip-hop scene was that Magnus encouraged local rap groups to come down to the station and perform on the air. Since the show was Boston’s outlet for up and coming hip hop artists, it was a big deal to appear on the show. This demo tape earned MC Keithy E and crew the right to be on the show and share their talents to the listeners.

GET YOURS AT:

www.thexlabel.com