Following cardiac arrest

Gangstarr mainstay and renowned MC Guru is currently in a coma after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The world of hip hop has been shocked by reports that Gangstarr legend Guru is suffering from ill health. News emerged over the weekend that the MC had suffered a cardiac arrest, and had even lapsed into a coma.

These rumours have now been confirmed by DJ Premier. The other half of Gangstarr the turntablist phoned up an American radio station to confirm the news after speculation began over the rapper's health.

Speaking to Satellite XM, Hip Hop Wired reports the Gangstarr legend as saying: “Guru IS in a coma and will go under surgery tomorrow afternoon.”

Details remain slim, with Guru's family yet to make a statement on the rapper's health problems.

Gangstarr were founded in 1985 and are one of the most influential hip hop acts of all time. Pioneering the concept of jazz rap the duo's track 'Jazz Thing' was featured on the soundtrack to Spike Lee's 'Mo' Better Blues'.

However in recent times fans been left confused over the state of the group. Guru has previously claimed in interviews that Gangstarr are no more, with DJ Premier insisting that they are on hiatus.

Recently Guru promised fans on his Twitter account that new Gangstarr material was set to emerge soon. However in a subsequent posting DJ Premier's management denied that he was set to appear on the album.

Check back for more news on Guru's condition soon.

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