Keith Edward Elam (July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010), better known by his stage name Guru, was an American emcee and member of the hip-hop duo
Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The name Guru is a backronym that stands for GiftedUnlimited Rhymes
Universal and the less-often used God is Universal; he is the Ruler Universal, which are both references to the teachings ofthe Nation of Gods and Earths.
He was also known for lending his voice for 8-Ball in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty CityStories.