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Keith Edward Elam (July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010), better known by his stage name Guru (a bacronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal), was an American rapper, producer, and actor best known as a member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts.[1]

About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time,[2]while The Source ranked him #30 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time, saying "Guru dropped some of the most thoughtful rhymes on wax."[citation needed]