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Rapper Guru of Gangstarr fame suffered a heart attack and is in a coma, several sources have told str8raw While details remain sketchy, the rapper apparently suffered the heart attack in New York City and is in serious condition. Guru, real name Keith Elam, is a founding member of Gangstarr, which also features legendary producer DJ Premier. Questlove of The Roots said via twitter, "So Primo confirmed on Sirius radio that Guru had heart attack and is in a coma and will undergo surgery tomorrow." Recently, Guru gave fans the opportunity to download his album Guru 7.0: Street Scriptures, which dropped on his label 7 Grand Records in 2005. Keith Elam better known by his stage name Guru, is an American rapper and member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr. Born in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, 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".