Night Lights Classic Jazz

Old School: Gang Starr’s “Jazz Thing”

An early mix of hiphop and jazz by the late rapper Guru.

A blast from the past that I’ve been meaning to post for some time:

Guru passed away yesterday at the age of 43.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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  • Greg

    Love Gang Starr and WFIU. RIP Guru

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