There are two artists which use this name 1. A rapper from the United States and member of alternative hip-hop duo Gang Starr 2 A rapper from Ghana 1. (July 17, 1961 â April 19, 2010) was one half of the legendary hip hop duo Gang Starr and an accomplished solo artist. Guru, an acronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, originally began his hip hop career in Boston but due to lack of local support moved to New York where Gang Starr then blew up. Guru was well known for his smooth voice; socially conscious and hardcore lyrics; and an effortless, confident delivery.