The artist, who rose to fame with the duo Gang Starr before a string of successful solo records, is scheduled to undergo surgery today, according to a Sirius radio interview with his former partner in Gang Starr, DJ Premier.
Guru, 43, has kept a low profile since his last solo album, “Lost and Found,” was released in May 2009. The album ended a two-year break following his fourth Jazzmatazz album, “The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future.”
Gang Starr never officially broke up but hasn’t been active in more than five years. Its last album was 2003’s “Ownerz.”