A LEGEND DIES, An Industry Cries
"The world has lost one of the best MCs and Hip-Hop icons of all-time -- my loyal best friend, partner, and brother, Guru. Guru has been battling cancer for well over a year and has lost his battle!
This is a matter that Guru wanted private until he could beat it, but tragically, this did not happen. The cancer took him. Now the world has lost a great man and a true genius.” Says "Solar" his His production and business partner.
Guru first made his presence felt as part of the group Gangstarr with DJ Premier in 1989 with the release of their first album No More Mr. Nice Guy. The pairing of the Boston MC and the Texas producer yielded the smash “Manifest” as Guru spit enlightening lyrics.
Several more classics followed that consisted of Step In The Arena, Daily Operation, Hard To Earn, Moment Of Truth and The Ownerz.
Numerous hits from those releases included “Just To Get A Rep”, “Take It Personal”, “DWYCK”, “Mass Appeal” and “Royalty.”
After Gangstarr called it quits around 2004 after their final release The Ownerz, Guru headed out on a solo expedition with producer Solar and released his last effort Guru 8.0: Lost & Found in 2009.
Throughout his career, Guru was an avid jazz fan and released several Jazzmatazz projects that blended the Hip-Hop MC over instrumentals from jazz musicians.
"I Didn't Cut My Hair It Fell Out"
"Rosa Acosta" comes clean and tells "Bossip" the gossip. With or without her hair I'm sure she'll still take you there. I think she looks good and I commend her for doing what she got to do.
“I didn’t have to ask permission from anyone to cut my hair. However, due the overwhelming response I felt it was only right to address my condition. I love hair, most women do. There is certain femininity in the hair but it doesn’t stop there, it’s about your mannerisms the way you talk, the way you walk they way you carry your self. People have demanded an answer about why I cut my hair while insinuating that as if it was going to destroy me in some way. The truth is I cut my hair because my hair is falling out and has been for over a decade and I needed to began my treatments again, “says Rosa.
“I encourage other people out there with a hair loss problem to accept your reality and make the most of it. For what I do, I feel like I’m a bad bitch and I don’t need hair to make me. When I want to wear the hair I will. But for now, the most important thing for me to do is go through my treatments to make my scalp healthy which will intern give me a healthy head of hair.”
Is Cool In A Weird Way
So, "Janelle Monae" is not new to the music scene but she's just now starting to get seen. With her album "ArchAndroid" drop'n May 18th she tells the story behind the crown and the album name. (Sounds like some old "Erykah Badu" voo-doo type poo)
The ArchAndroid Crown: Designed by Zoman Ignatius, the half-elf, half-human mystic, reportedly 500 years ago. According to legend, the crown has several magic properties, as well as innovative technologies that can be employed only by The ArchAndroid. Zoman was a consummate inventor, artist and sculptor, a cross between Tesla and Da Vinci, and as such, he designed the crown to be a work of beauty that would embody the very spirit of Metropolis. According to legend, the crown features prominent Metropolis buildings and towers that will light up radiantly when the one and only true ArchAndroid wears the crown. According to the Daily Horos, this opulent headdress was stolen from the vaults in the Black House, reportedly by 1954, in October of 2715. Several members of 1954 were hunted down and executed for this crime. But the crown was never found. Many claim it has been secreted away to the Wonderground. There is also word that in the year 2010, several 1954 operatives have crafted a replica of this historic headdress to be worn by Janelle Monáe in anticipation for her album The ArchAndroid…no word on whether or not this replica has magic properties… The Living Cyktionary, 9th Edition, 2719.
Memba "Khia"? "My Neck My Back"?
Now She Looks Like She Smokes Crack
"I've Been A Bad Girl" (Video)
After being as one hit wonder "Khia" jumps back on the music scene look'n like a crack fiend. With a cross between "Lady Gaga" and "Kelis", "Khia" is not a beast. But her dude in the video, sure could hit it though.
Got that "My Neck My Back" video at the bottom.
"Khia" (Video) "My Neck My Back"