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Keith Elam, 47; rapper was Guru of Gang Starr

Keith Elam worked with a variety of artists on his acclaimed “Jazzmatazz’’ series of four albums, from 1993 to 2007. Keith Elam worked with a variety of artists on his acclaimed “Jazzmatazz’’ series of four albums, from 1993 to 2007. (Emi/Associated Press)
By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff / April 21, 2010

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Keith Elam, the Gang Starr rapper known as Guru, died Monday after a yearlong battle with cancer. The MC, who grew up in Roxbury before he headed to New York to make his name in the music business, was 47. (Full article: 701 words)

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