Remembering Guru

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Boston Roots

Though he's known for repping Brooklyn nonstop, Guru, née Keith Edward Elam on July 17, 1961, was born in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. His father was a judge, his mother a library administrator, and Guru graduated with a degree in business administration from Morehouse College — which made it all the more surprising when he dropped everything to pursue his hip hop dreams.

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