Branford Marsalis on Guru’s Lifestyle

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Interviews

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Published on December 07, 2010 with 3 Comments">3 Comments

Branford Marsalis gave a very candid interview on the late Guru. He appears to have the inside knowledge to speak so authoritatively about Guru’s lifestyle. “So much of the lifestyle that was glorified was actually not his lifestyle,” says Marsalis. “I tried to talk to him about it, but I really was on the outside.” He adds that Guru was detached from reality and struggled to adhere to hip-hop’s “keepin’ it real” code of conduct.

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  • JLaSoul

    This is really insightful.
    Truthfully I was following this saga of guru’s illness and death mainly through this site, and did not look much more into it after guru’s passing.
    Watching this video of Branford Marsalis, a man I have respected (and have the pleasure of meeting before), talk about it, I have a lot more closure on this whole story and can freely form my opinon on where guru stands in the hip-hop history books.

  • Strie72

    im a jazz lover but man i have no respect for branford sayin hip hop aint music, like pac said “so I aint branford, and i dont play the sax…but they dont wanna give my props up, gotcha nerve servin RnB slop up, i cant figure, guess it makes ya feel bigger, lookin down on us underground niggaz”

  • Strie72

    im a jazz lover but man i have no respect for branford sayin hip hop aint music, like pac said “so I aint branford, and i dont play the sax…but they dont wanna give my props up, gotcha nerve servin RnB slop up, i cant figure, guess it makes ya feel bigger, lookin down on us underground niggaz”