We wish him the best! From Spin:
Keith “Guru” Elam, the MC for Brooklyn-based, jazz-tinged outfit Gang Starr, who suffered a heart attack over the weekend, is recovering after treatment in a New York City hospital.
The news about Guru, 43 — first reported by hip-hop blogger and Hot 97 radio personality Miss Info — broke late Sunday night, as well as word that the rapper had slipped into a coma. But Tuesday morning, Guru’s Gang Starr partner DJ Premier posted this update on Twitter: “Good news: Guru surgery was successful, keep sending him love.”
The impact of Keith “Guru” Elam transcends quotable rhymes or dope records or his notable outreach between hip-hop and jazz musicians. Starting with his and Premier’s stupendous 1989 debut single “Words I Manifest” (watch the video below), which profoundly flipped a sample from a Miles Davis and Charlie Parker recording of “A Night in Tunisia,” the resolutely adult murmur and hum of Guru’s lyrics gave the group a vast authority.