A rap giant is fighting for his life.
Guru, the lyrical force behind the duo Gang Starr and his solo Jazzmatazz releases, suffered a heart attack over the weekend and is currently in a coma, according to published reports.
"Guru still in surgery, keep on praying people, he will make it," tweeted his musical partner, DJ Premier.
"He's in surgery still keep praying. He's still here," echoed rapper Q-Tip.
Along with Premier, the duo Gang Starr released a string of smart, funky albums throughout the 1990s, including Step In the Arena, Daily Operation and Hard to Earn.
As well, Guru's excellent series of Jazzmatazz albums featured the rapper working with jazz greats like Donald Byrd and Ramsey Lewis.