Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Show: 04.24.10 (Guru Tribute)

We mourn the loss of a Hip-Hop icon with a 4 hour Guru tribute. Gang Starr forever!

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Here's what we played:
Gang Starr - In Memory Of
Gang Starr - Above the Clouds
N'Dea Davenport ft Gangstarr - Bring It On
Gang Starr - The Planet
Gang Starr - Make 'em Pay
Gamg Starr - NY Niggas
Group Home ft Guru, Big Shug - Serious Rap Shit
Gang Starr - So What's Up
Gang Starr - Robin Hood Theory
Gang Starr - Ex Girl to Next GIrl Remix
Gang Starr - Ex Girl to Next GIrl
Gang Starr - Love Sick
Gang Starr - Deadly Habits
Gang Starr - She Knows What She Wants
Gang Starr - Next Time
M.O.P. - Salute pt. II ft. Guru
Gang Starr - The ? Remainz
Gang Starr - DWYCK ft. Nice & Smooth
Guru ft. Donnell Jones - Hustlin Daze
Gang Starr - Full Clip
Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
Jigmastas ft Guru - So What
Gang Starr ft. Fat Joe & M.O.P. - Who Got Gunz
Gang Starr - Tonz o Gunz
Gang Starr- Speak ya Clout
Gang Starr - I'm the Man
Gang Starr - Put up or Shut Up
Tony Touch ft. Gang Starr - The Piecemaker
Gang Starr - BYS
Gang Starr - Soliloquy of Chaos
Gang Starr - Piece of Mine
Big Shug ft. Gang Starr - Counter Punch
Gang Starr - Rite Where U Stand
Gang Starr - Take it Personal
Gang Starr - Step in the Arena
Gang Starr - Much too Much
Guru - Loungin'
Gang Starr - Now You're Mine
Dj Honda ft. Gang Starr - What You Expected
Gang Starr - The Squeeze
Guru, Ed OG, Akrobatik, Krumb Snatcha, Big Shug - Home
Afu Ra ft Gang Starr - The Blvd.
Gang Starr - The Battle
Gang Starr - Nice Girl, Wrong Place
Gang Starr - Zonin'
Bahamadia - Respect the Architect ft Guru
Gang Starr - Gotta Get Over
Gang Starr - Mostly the Voice
Gang Starr - The Rep Grows Bigga
M.O.P. ft Gang Starr - 1/2 & 1/2
Gang Starr - Suckas Need Bodyguards
Gang Starr - Check the Technique
Gang Starr - The Militia
Gang Starr - The Militia pt II
Gang Starr - The Militia pt III (Capture)
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
Gang Starr - The Natural
Digable Planets ft Guru - Borough Check
Gang Starr - You Know my Steez
Gang Starr - You Know my Steez (Remix)
Gang Starr - Betrayal

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Guru Tribute Show Tonight

Just a quick reminder, our tribute to the late, great Guru is tonight. We will go on as soon as Loyola sports is over. Meanwhile, read this touching article published in the Boston Globe

My brother, Gang Starr’s Guru (Boston Globe)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

R.I.P. Guru (1966-2010)

When we first heard the news of Guru falling into a coma a few months back, we all rallied around each other with thoughts, prayers etc. Sadly, the day that we hoped never would come arrived yesterday when respiratory failure took the life of Gang Starr front man Guru. Any man, woman, or child who is a true fan of Hip-Hop culture understands the significance of the loss of Guru, but here at THHP, our sorrow runs deep. We've played Gang Starr records nearly every week for 15 years. It is our belief that a part of Hip-Hop died when we lost Guru yesterday. We will pay tribute to the legend this Saturday with 4 hours of strictly Guru/Gang Starr. Despite the fact that we are still struggling with the reality of losing one of our heroes, we hope this Saturday will be more of a celebration of a great man's accomplishments. There aren't enough words to describe the way we felt about Gang Starr's music and message, so we will save it for the tribute this weekend. Our condolences go out to the Elam family, The Gang Starr foundation, and anyone who has ever had their life changed by listening to Gang Starr.

Here is a statement from Guru's sister, Patricia:

The Elam family wishes to thank the fans of our son/brother/father uncle/nephew/cousin Keith aka GURU for the outpouring of love, concern and support.
Our hearts are broken by the loss of someone we loved so much. GURU was devoted to his young son, who will most keenly feel his absence.

GURU suffered from multiple myeloma for over a year. Accrued complications from this illness led to respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. As a result, GURU was in a coma from mid February until his death and never regained consciousness. Early on the morning of April 19th, he became hypertensive due to low blood pressure. He again went into cardiac arrest and slipped away from us.

GURU died far too young but he was, and we are, proud of all his many legendary musical contributions.

The family is not aware of any foundations established by GURU. We know and understand that countless fans want to express their condolences and love and, to that end, we are planning a memorial event in the near future that will be all-inclusive. Please look for further details from the family as they become available.

from The Elam Family

Keith Elam aka Guru
Rest in Power

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Show: 04.03.10

We reflect on a drunken evening and Nizm drops by our studios to talk about his albun Redefined Expression
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Here's what we played:
Joell Ortiz - Project Boy
Large Professor - Hip Hop
Nas - Star Warz
Dj Kay Slay - See The Light
Statik Selektah - Do It To Death
Maja 7th - Im Nice
P Brothers Ft. Smiley - P Brothers
Slaughter House - Microphone
Gangstar - Doe In advance
Alkaholiks - Next Level
Krs One - Rappers R.N. Danja
Ill Bill - The Name's Bill
Finsta Bundy - Feel The High Pt. 2
Sauce Money - Against The Grain
Jay Z - 30 Something
Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids
Prodigy - Keep It Thoro
Black Attack Ft. Problems - Corret Technique
Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Definitions
Krs - One - P Is Still Free
EPMD - Your A Customer
Eric B & Rakim - Microphone Fiend
Dj Honda - Biz Freestyle
Notorious B.I.G. - Machine Gun Funk
LOTUG - That's What Im After
Onyx - Shout
M.O.P. - Follow Instructions
Bumpy Knuckles - Bumpy Knuckles Baby
Dilated Peoples - Clock Work
R.A. The Rugged Man - Stanley Kubrick
Nashawn - In Jail
Reflection Eternal ft Mos Def - The Beginning
Prodigy - Stop Frontin'
KRS One & Marly Marl - Nothing New
Step Brothers (ALC & EV) - Just Step
Blackmilk - One Song
Shogun ft Rashid Hadee, Obese - Tempting
Visual ft Seel Fresh - Livin' Correctly
Mood - Karma
Common - Stolen Moments pt 2
Kanye West - Gossip Files
Lake - Crush Linen
Dilated People - Years in the Making
M.O.P ft Kool G Rap - Legendary Street Team
Craig Mack ft Notorious BIG, LL Cool J, Last Boy Scout, Busta Rhymes - Flavor in Your Ear
Ghostface Killah ft Method Man, Raekwon - Yolanda's House
Mass Hysteria ft JUICE - Fall Out
DOOM - Trap Door
DOOM - Sniper Elite
Dilated Peoples - Triple Optics
Kazi - Average
Common - Resurrection '95
Nizm - Deswaggified
Maja 7th ft. Mick Luter - Starving Artist
Nizm - Dreams
Vakill - Sweetest way to Die
Infinito - Black Chicago
Pugs Atomz & Rashid Hadee - Soundin Like
Lungz - Skateboard G