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    Too few of these, looking for suggestions. Herbie Hancock did a few things, perhaps the best was Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor in the mid 2000s, but that’s about all I know



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    Hip hop has roots in funk, so I guess the closest you can get is funk/jazz fusion and there is plenty of that. I would recommend the Pulp Fusion series of albums. Here is one from the series

    but they are now about 10 of them I guess

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    ^ If you look through the videos on the NPR Music youtube channel you can find a lot of other jazzy hip hop.
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    I've often been curious why there isn't more jazz/hip-hop fusion out there. Given they're the two genres in which improvisation is most common they'd seem to be a common-sense pairing. I'm enjoying most of the above and will be watching (and listening to) this thread with interest.

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    I guess I'm more into funk jazz than hip hop. But all of these uploads are in my collection including both Scofields album.
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    I've tried to give this sort of 'jazz / hip hop fusion' a chance over the years, but it doesn't do much for me.

    The 'jazzier' parts sound a bit more like some of the jazzier R&B of the 70's, or a soundtrack to a 70's Blaxploitation movie, than actual jazz. I just don't hear much jazz in it.

    Some of the only jazz with rap type vocals that do something for me, are the examples that come out of the M-BASE movement started by sax player, Steve Coleman. I guess much of what these people produce, is not so much 'jazz / hip hop fusion', but more like, modern, progressive jazz, with rap like vocals.


    Here's an example of what I am referring to:

    The vocals on this do not start until about 5 minutes in. But the piece up until then, holds up on its own as a jazz piece, even if the song had no vocals.



    Or this:


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