Brad Wete
April 20, 2010 AT 04:31 PM EDT

Like he said on his 1994 classic “Mass Appeal,” Guru was “wild with my monotone style.” The lyricist rapped as if it were just you and him in a room talking. There was no need to yell. And with wise, impactful words in each rhyme, he always made you listen.

Guru died yesterday. In honor of one of hip-hop’s true legends passing, here are four of our favorite Guru and Gang Starr jams. Open up your ears and take a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvQRfF24O-E&feature=related

“Mass Appeal” from Gang Starr’s 1994 album, Hard to Earn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH3hrtp1T84

“Moment Of Truth” from Gang Starr’s 1998 album, Moment of Truth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdREuz_5v0Q

“Down The Backstreets” from Guru’s 1993 solo album, Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwSXfocnt48

“Ex Girl To Next Girl” from Gang Starr’s 1992 album, Daily Operation

What was you favorite Guru track? Why? Let us know.

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