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Facts of Guru

Full NameGuru
First NameGuru
Birth NameKeith Edward Elam
ProfessionMusician
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfro-American
Birth CityRoxbury, Massachusetts
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameHarry Elam
Mother NameBarbara Elam
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeCancer
No Of Children1
Sibilingssister Paricia Elam, older brothers Harry J. Elam Jr
FilmographyWho's the Man,The Substitute 2: School's Out,NYPD Blue
EducationMorehouse College
Date of BirthJuly 17,1961
Age58 years

Keith Edward Elam, popularly known as Guru, was an American rapper, actor, and producer. He was most known for being the founder of legendary hip hop duo Gang Starr.     

He contributed to genres like Hip Hop and Jazz Rap and worked under the labels like Wild Pitch/EMI Records, Chrysalis, Noo Trybe/Virgin, and 7 Grand.   

Sadly, the rapper passed away on 19 April 2010 at the age of 48 due to blood cancer.  

How Much Was The Net Worth Of Rapper Guru At The Time Of His Demise?

Guru was estimated to have a net worth between $5 million to $10 million at the time of his death. He gathered his massive fortune from his eminent career as an American rapper, producer, and actor. 

Keith Edward Elam started his career in 1986 with the pen name MC Keithy E and later renamed as Guru. In 1987, Guru founded an American hip hop duo, Gang Starr with DJ Premier. The band started with three records under the Wild Pitch Records record label. 

Eventually, he gained impressive popularity with songs like Mass Appeal, Above the Clouds, You Know My Steez, Family and Loyalty, Full Clip, and DWYC, among others. 

Rapper Guru singing at a concert
Rapper Guru singing at a concert

Image Source: The New York Times

He is also widely popular for his greatest hit albums such as Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1. Version 7.0 The Street Scriptures, Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality, and many others.  

His final artistry was the fourth installment in the Jazzmatazz series and Guru 8.0: Lost and Found. 

Within his career, he released seven studio albums and collaborated with Chaka Khan, Jamiroquai, Ramsey Lewis, MC Solaar, Busta Rhymes, Donald Byrd, and Branford Marsalis.  

Besides that, he also appeared in a number of movies like Who's the Man, The Substitute 2: School's Out, NYPD Blue, and others.  

He also managed to make money from giving voice in video games like Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.  

The Personal Life Of Rapper Guru

Rapper Guru aka Keith Edward Elam, was born on 17 July 1961 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the United States to parents; Harry Elam and Barbara Elam.  

He was raised in Boston with his three siblings; sister Paricia Elam, older brothers Harry J. Elam Jr, and nephew Justin Nicholas-Elam. 

He got his educational degree in business administration from Morehouse College, Atlanta. She also took classes at the Fashion Institue of Technology, Manhattan.  

Death

Rapper Guru died on 19 April 2010 at the age of 48 due to blood cancer. He was survived by his family; parents, son Keith Casim and his three siblings.  

Who Took Over His Property? Guru's Heir

Despite being the public figure, Guru always maintained the low-key life. Little is known or confirmed about his relationships, including his girlfriend/wife.

He does have a son named Keith Casim; however, the identity of the mother is not revealed. A source reported that his son Casim is the next king of his built empire. 

Updated On 3 days ago Published On 3 days ago By Bean

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