Video: Branford Marsalis On Guru & DJ Premier


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Video Description:

"He struggled...because so much of the lifestyle that was glorified was not his lifestyle." Branford Marsalis speaking of Keith "Guru" Elam

World renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis speaks candidly about Guru of Gang Starr (R.I.P.) and the internal struggles he had as a Hip Hop artist.

Marsalis tells of Guru feeling pressure to portray the glorified street lifestyle even though that wasn't his real lifestyle.

He also speaks on what prompted him to create the Buckshot LeFonque album with close friend DJ Premier.

Lastly, he also talks about why he and Harry Connick Jr. started the New Orleans Habitat Musician's Village for musicians who were Hurricane Katrina survivors.