Within a week of one another, two well known forty-something rappers endured harrowing artery related episodes. Sadly, the first one claimed the life of Chilly B (aka Robert Crafton III), 47, of Newcleus, an outfit who provided the soundtrack for many an carboard toting b-boys during the mid-'80s with "Jam On It" and "Jam On Revenge (The Wikki Wikki Song)." Last Tuesday, Chilly B suffered a massive stroke that reportedly left him brain dead and in a coma, according to the act's MySpace page, resulting in him being removed from life support.
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Fortunately, the outlook is much more positive for Colorado favorite Guru (aka Keith Elam), 43, of Gang Starr fame, who was also rendered comatose this past weekend after reportedly suffering a heart attack. According to his Gang Starr bandmate, DJ Premier, Guru's reportedly out of surgery and expected to make a complete recovery. Positive thoughts and vibes to both Chilly B and Guru's friends and family.