By Brad Wete
Updated 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.

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

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

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

“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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