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Longreads Best of 2012: David Roth

David Roth is a co-founder of, writer for and editor at the sports website The Classical. He writes columns for Sports On Earth and Vice, co-writes The Daily Fix blog-column for the Wall Street Journal online, and writes for The Awl, GQ and other places when there's time and when they'll have him. He's on Twitter, a lot, @david_j_roth.

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AUTHOR:David Roth
PUBLISHED: Dec. 24, 2012

Guru: Hard-Earned

Tupac is dead, Biggie is dead, but they're still fairly iconic 14 years after their deaths. Guru from Gang Starr, who died at 43 on Tuesday after months in a medically-induced coma, passed before his time, too, but he was different from those iconic stars in basically every other way.
AUTHOR:David Roth
PUBLISHED: April 22, 2010
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1663 words)