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(Guru and DJ Premier during the GangStarr days)

I’m thankful that when we have hip hop celebrations or tragedies or anniversaries of either in hip hop, we can always count on DJ Mr. Cee to distill the essence of the particular artist into a hour-long “Throwback at Noon” mix. Today was no different, except that Mr. Cee also made sure to make his feelings about Guru’s legacy very clear…”If I want to do a tribute to Guru, I’m not asking no one for permission, but if I do ask for permission, I’m asking Premier….Shoutout to all of Guru’s blood relatives”

Mr. Cee’s “Hot97 Throwback at Noon” mix: A Tribute to Guru of GangStarr (no commercials, or callers, in stereo) (download link) (here’s an alternate link for a mono version with more of Cee’s comments included, via FWMJ)

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Previously: Rest in Peace Guru, Guru from Gangstarr passes away, but did he really write this final statement…