Tuesday, April 20, 2010

R.I.P. Guru

Usually when someone artistic passes away, everyone come out of the woodwork saying how great they were and sometimes the postmortem hype outweighs the persons accomplishments when they were alive.

But Guru deserves every ounce of praise he's sure to receive in the coming days. His monotone voice and deadpan delivery are so distinct that they sometimes overshadow his wordplay, but make no mistake, Guru was a lyricist first & foremost and his songs always had a level of depth to them. His choice of moniker fit him to a tee

"Sometimes you gotta dig deep, when problems come near
Don't fear things get severe for everybody everywhere
Why do bad things happen, to good people?
Seems that life is just a constant war between good and evil
The situation that I'm facin', is mad amazin'
To think such problems can arise from minor confrontations
Now I'm contemplatin' in my bedroom pacin'
Dark clouds over my head, my heart's racin'
Suicide? Nah, I'm not a foolish guy
Don't even feel like drinking, or even gettin' high
Cause all that's gonna do really, is accelerate
The anxieties that I wish I could alleviate
But wait, I've been through a whole lot of other shit, before
So I oughta be able, to withstand some more
But I'm sweatin' though, my eyes are turnin' red and yo
I'm ready to lose my mind but instead I use my mind
I put down the knife, and take the bullets out my nine
My only crime, was that I'm too damn kind
And now some skanless motherfuckers wanna take what's mine
But they can't take the respect, that I've earned in my lifetime
And you know they'll never stop the furious force of my rhymes
So like they say, every dog has it's day
And like they say, God works in a mysterious way
So I pray, remembering the days of my youth
As I prepare to meet my moment of truth

The past few months have been filled with drama and speculation. I hope Guru finally finds some peace

Rest In Paradise

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