When was Guru born? Guru was born on July 16.
Guru was born on July 16, 1961, in the Roxbury area of Boston, MA. Keith Edward Elam aka Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal was one half of the rap duo Gang Starr. He graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta and moved to New York where he met DJ Premier on Wild Pitch records. He was known for his insightful, philosophical rhymes and monotone flow.
Jazzmatazz Vols 1-4 were rap jazz albums produced by Guru outside of Gang Starr. They featured jazz artists like Ramsey Lewis and Herbie Hancock with rappers like The Roots and neo-soul singers Erykah Badu.
In 2010, Guru passed away from a heart attack following a surgical procedure. He was in a coma for some time and according to his family, never regained consciousness.