Solar Pens Tell-All Memoir About Guru In ‘Moment Of Truth’
Almost an entire decade after the untimely passing of Keith “Guru” Elam Jr., one of the founders of the legendary Hip Hop group Gangstarr , his legacy carries on through his music, but the controversy behind his death still haunts the Hip Hop community. As one of the game’s most prolific emcees, Guru’s artistry and image are held in high regard, which is why the forthcoming literary debut Moment Of Truth by Guru’s producer, friend and confidant Solar is a key component to understand the reality behind the controversy.
Solar, a Brooklyn native who worked with the lyrical half of Gangstarr from 2000 until Guru’s untimely passing in 2010 from terminal cancer, felt compelled to clear his name from the vicious unsubstantiated rumor mill, riddled with allegations of abuse, isolation from Guru’s family and the claim of hijacking the Gangstarr brand by coercion under duress.
Moment Of Truth tells the life story of Guru and goes into acute detail about the virtually unknown bond between Guru and Solar, which began at the turn of the century and will forever be mentioned in the legacy of Gangstarr. Stories of how the guy from Bed-Stuy made the acquaintance of the Boston-born lyrical legend to their one-on-one, physical confrontations, which among only a few, can lead to a stronger comradery.
DJ Premier, Guru’s first partner in rhyme and crime, along with Guru’s ex-girlfriend, attempted to silence Solar for 8 years, by issuing a court injunction to prevent the public from hearing the truth and forming their own opinions as to the source of these flagrant rumors and why they were started in the first place. But now the whole true story is told by Solar and Guru through Solar.