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It was also pointed out that Guru had signed a proxy to allow Solar to a year- end gift. Support The Guardian. Paypal and credit card. Topics. The true nature of Guru's relationship with Solar has been a hot topic of debate since Guru went into the hospital and Solar began acting on his behalf. Producer Solar has addressed speculation that he may have been involved in a secret romantic relationship with his late friend and artist, Guru.
The self-styled "Super Producer" became Guru's new partner in rhyme inalthough the pair's releases together attracted critical brickbats and indifferent sales, prompting even more fans to wish that Gang Starr would settle their differences and reunite. Rumours of Guru's death first circulated on 28 February, when he suffered a cardiac arrest and slipped into a coma he eventually rallied before succumbing to cancer this week.
While Guru was taken into hospital, the rumour mill ground into gear and Solar emerged as an even more divisive figure. He issued bedside statements on behalf of Guru and was then forced to defend himself when Guru's nephew, Justin Nicholas Elam-Ruff, issued a video claiming Solar was preventing Guru's family from visiting him, and was exploiting a sick man.
Solar refuted the statement, and claimed that various members of Guru's family had been to the hospital. It was also pointed out that Guru had signed a proxy to allow Solar to make medical decisions for him, and part of this was that certain people — including DJ Premier — were not to be allowed access to him in hospital.
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The hip-hop blogosphere remain convinced that Solar was issuing statements on Guru's behalf that the rapper would have been too unwell to deliver, something they're even more vehement about now that his death is marked by yet another press release from Solar.
Carried on Solar's own PR website, the statement beginsas if written by Guru himself: I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I had nothing to do with him in life for over seven years and want nothing to do with him in death.
I just listened and became a friend.
Solar came onboard to work on Guru's last two Jazzmatazz albums and toured with him. They also started the label 7 Grand Records. It was a source of frustration for him and also for myself.Guru and Solar on a Gang Starr reunion with DJ Premier
According to Solar, in earlyhe started to experience pain in his back, which he at first attributed to vigorous gym workouts. After the pain carried on for a couple of months, Guru sought medical attention, which resulted in an MRI and a cancer diagnosis.
Guru went in for further testing and it was confirmed that he suffered from myeloma, a cancer that affects the white blood cells.
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He had an operation in July that was unfortunately unsuccessful. However, despite the setbacks, Solar insisted Guru didn't want to tell his family about his situation, as he was still optimistic that he could overcome the diagnosis. In March, Trish's son Justin said that Solar — who had become Guru's medical proxy — was keeping info from the family about Guru's condition.
Solar has complete control of the flow of information. I know that Solar has been his right-hand man, day-in and day-out for the last six years, but that does not give him the right to make decisions about whether his family is to see Guru or learn about his status. The fact that he is acting like this lets me know that he does not have Guru's best interests in mind.
He knew exactly what he wanted to do, not only his business but his personal life. Not only with him, but other members of the band. These are all accusations without Guru being here to look you in the eye and saying that's just ridiculous.
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I don't want to say anything against anybody living a certain type of lifestyle — everybody is free to live their life how they choose to live it — but that's not my lifestyle or Guru's lifestyle. He dealt with women and family. I dealt with women and family. There's never been any blurring of the lines whatsoever.