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Guru

Guru

With a 20 year career and a slew of revered LP’s under his belt, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal has soldered his honeyed timbre to Hip Hop’s very DNA. While his partnership with Premier still remains the template for rap authenticity, his Jazzmatazz outfit continues to turn up genre bending surprises.

Solar

Solar

In the second of our two part interview with Guru and Solar, Jay Diamond catches up with Solar. Solar describes Jazzmatazz 4 as an artistic statement in an era where people make music for money, rather than the love; and how he dedicated his being completely to creating it. He also talks about the creative intelligence of the ‘State Of Clarity’ video, and the curse of creative vampires.

Guru

Guru

Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz Volume 4 The Hip Hop Messenger: Back To The Future’ features Common; Raheem DeVaughn; Caron Wheeler; Slum Village and Bob James to name only a few! And to boot, Guru and Solar claim 7 Grand Records is more than a record label.

Guru presents Jazzmatazz Vol.4

Guru presents Jazzmatazz Vol.4

Guru is a walking testament to Hiphop’s spirit, culture and timelessness. His journey in the music industry has been one long ride that contains one classic recording after another; from his work with the legendary Gang Starr, to becoming one of the first artists to fuse Hiphop and Jazz. Guru’s legacy and legend will never be forgotten and he plans on furthering that legacy with his 7 Grand label venture.