Billboard.com reports this morning that rapper Guru, whose real name is Keith Elam, is in a coma. The MC is one half of the pioneering underground New York rap duo Gang Starr, that's been releasing critically acclaimed albums since the early '90s. Elam apparently suffered a heart attack over the weekend, and in a blog entry, the duo's producer, DJ Premier, said that MC Guru was "fighting for his life." Elam, 43, is scheduled to undergo surgery this week.
Guru (photo courtesy of artist)