Born Jul 17, 1961
  • Musician, Rapper, Actor, Music Producer
Keith Edward Elam, better known by his stage name Guru, was an American rapper, producer and actor. He was a member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The name Guru is a backronym that stands for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal and the less...

Guru Stats


: Guru Jazzmatazz, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Jazzmatazz, Keith Elam, Keith Edward Elam, The Guru, MC Keithy E


: Musician, Rapper, Actor, Music Producer


: African American


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: Jul 17, 1961 - Apr 19, 2010 (48 years old)

Place of Birth

: Roxbury

Date of Death

: Apr 19, 2010

Place of Death

: New York City

Cause of Death

: Cancer

Guru Film Roles

  1. School
  2. Urban Massacre
  3. Letter to the President
    Letter to the President
  4. Preserving Efforts: Vol. 1: A Classic Hip Hop Video Archive
  5. Kung Faux
  6. The Substitute 2: School's Out
  7. Train Ride

Guru Film Appearances

  1. Letter to the President
    Letter to the President

Guru TV Guest Roles

  1. Droop! There It Is

Guru Albums

  1. Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul
  2. Baldhead Slick and Da Click
  3. Jazzmatazz, Volume 1
    Jazzmatazz, Volume 1
  4. Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
  5. Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures
  6. Watch What You Say
  7. Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 4: The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future
  8. The Best of Guru's Jazzmatazz
  9. Guru 8.0: Lost & Found
  10. Guru's Jazzmatazz: The Mixtape: Back to the Future