DJ Premier

  1. Backbeat: DJ Premier, Pete Rock @ 'Re:Generation' Doc. Preview Feat. Mark Ronson, Skrillex, More

    October 24, 2011 7:00 AM EDT John Hancock'ing: DJ Premier signs a poster for "Re:Generation" director Amir Bar-Lev at the Re:Mix Lab event Oct. 20 in NYC's Chelsea Market. (Photo: Nadeska Alexis) On Thursday night (Oct. 20), Hyundai Veloster took over the ...

  2. Guru Of Gang Starr Dies Aged 43

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Guru has died at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer, according to a statement released by his friend and producer Solar. The New York MC - whose real name was Keith Elam - suffered cardiac arrest on March 2 and had been in a coma ...

  3. DJ Premier: Guru Recovering From Surgery

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following reports that Gang Starr's Guru had gone into a coma after suffering a heart attack, his former partner, DJ Premier, has tweeted that the rapper underwent a successful surgery and recovering, although he is still under a medically-in ...

  4. Gang Starr's Guru In Coma After Heart Attack

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rapper Guru, who rose to fame with pioneering group Gang Starr and later released a series of successful solo albums under the "Jazzmatazz" banner, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack and will undergo surgery today (Mar. 1), acco ...

  5. Billboard.biz Q&A: EMI Music Publishing's 'Big' Jon Platt

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even while attending the 2009 BET Awards in June, EMI Music Publishing executive "Big" Jon Platt found himself in work mode. The president of West Coast Creative/head of urban signed rap phenomenon Drake to a publishing agreement in the ...