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GURU

Guru was an American rapper and former member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr along with DJ Premier.

He is known for delivering complex lyrics in a unique monotone style. Members of the hip-hop community consider him to be one of the pioneers of hiphop/jazz crossover. The name GURU is a backronym that stands for “Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal” and the less often used “God is Universal, he is the Ruler Universal”…

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Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 (1993)

Jazzmatazz 1

01. Introduction
02. Loungin’
03. When You’re Near
04. Transit Ride
05. No Time To Play
06. Down The Backstreets
07. Respectful Dedications
08. Take A Look (At Yourself)
09. Trust Me
10. Slicker Than Most
11. Le Bien, Le Mal
12. Sights In The City

Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality (1995)

Jazzmatazz 2

01. Intro (Light It Up)/Jazzalude I: New Reality Style (Medley)
02. Lifesaver
03. Living In This World
04. Looking Through Darkness
05. Skit A (Interview)/Watch What You Say (Medley)
06. Jazzalude II: Defining Purpose
07. For You
08. Insert A (Mental Relaxation)/Medicine (Medley)
09. Lost Souls
10. Insert B (The Real Deal)/Nobody Knows (Medley)
11. Jazzalude III: Hip Hop As A Way Of Life
12. Respect The Architect
13. Feel The Music
14. Young Ladies
15. The Traveler
16. Jazzalude IV: Maintaining Focus
17. Count Your Blessings
18. Choice Of Weapons
19. Something In The Past
20. Skit B (Alot On My Mind)/Revelation (Medley)

Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul (2000)

Jazzmatazz 3

01. Intro
02. Keep Your Worries (Street Version) (Feat. Angie Stone)
03. Hustlin’ Daze
04. All I Said (Featuring Macy Gray)
05. Certified (Feat. Bilal)
06. Plenty (Feat. Erykah Badu)
07. Lift Your Fist
08. Guidance
09. Interlude (Brooklyn Skit)
10. Supa Love
11. No More
12. Where’s My Ladies? (Feat. Big Shug)
13. Night Vision (Feat. Isaac Hayes)
14. Who’s There? (Feat. Les Nubians)
15. Mashin’ Up Da World (Feat. Junior Reid & Prodigal Son)
16. Timeless

Baldhead Slick & Da Click (2001)

Baldhead Slick

01. Where’s Our Money?!
02. Back 2 Back – Mendoughza
03. Rollin’ Dolo – Big Shug, Edo G, Krumbsnatcha
04. No Surviving
05. Underground Connections – Ice-T, Suspectz
06. Ni***z Know – Gold-D, Kaeson, Treach
07. In Here – Black Jesus, Killah Priest, Timbo King
08. Come Up – Kapital Gainz
09. Cry
10. O.G. Talk – Don Parmazhane, TEF
11. Pimp S**t – Kaeson
12. Never Ending Saga – Bless, Lae D-Trigga
13. War Tactics – James Gotti, Fatal Hussein, New Child
14. Collectin’ Props – Killa Kaine, Mr. Moe, Pete Powers
15. Revolutionist – Blick Street, Squala Orphan
16. No Grease – Lae D-Trigga, Mendoughza, New Child
17. How You Gonna Be a Killa? – Smitty
18. Stay Outta My Face – Big Shug, H. Stax
19. Anthem

Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures (2005)

Version 7 Street Scriptures

01. No Time
02. False Phophets
03. Step in the Arena 2 (Im Sayin’) feat. Doo Wop
04. Don Status feat. Styles P
05. Hood Dreamin
06. Cave In
07. Surviving Tha Game
08. Hall of Fame
09. Talk To Me feat. Jaguar Wright
10. Too Dark 2 See
11. Power, Money and Influence feat. Jean Grae and Talib Kweli
12. Kingpin
13. Fa Keeps
14. Real Life feat. B Real
15. Feed The Hungry
16. Talkin’ Loud and Frontin’
17. Open House
18. I Gotta
19. What’s My Life Like?

Jazzmatazz, Vol. 4: The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back To The Future (2007)

Jazzmatazz 4

01. Cuz I’m Jazzy (Slum Village)
02. State Of Clarity
03. Stand Up (Damian “Junior Gong” Marley)
04. Look To The Sun
05. Connection
06. Fine And Free (Vivian Green)
07. Wait On Me (Raheem Devaughn)
08. International (Bobby Valentino)
09. This Is Art
10. Fly Magnetic (Dionne Farris)
11. Jazz Style
12. Follow The Signs
13. Universal Struggle
14. Infinite (Blackalicious)
15. Kissed The World (Caron Wheeler)
16. Living Legend (David Sanborn)