By: Jarrod Horton
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5.) Guru: Guru was best known for being one half of the group Gangstarr with DJ Premier. The group created six albums together and I will argue that two of them were classics (Hard to Earn & Moment of Truth). In addition to those recordings with Premier, he also created a series of Hip Hop and Jazz fusion albums called Jazzmatazz. This collection of music came in four volumes and combined legendary Jazz players such as Wynton Marsalis and Donald Byrd with the rhyme skills of Guru. It was daring and original and has yet to be duplicated by any other hip hop artist.