Jazz and hip-hop are dialects of the same language. Put them together, and their conversation…
Jazz and hip-hop are dialects of the same language. Put them together, and their conversation is sublime. From jazz artists with hip-hop sensibilities to rappers versed in the rhythms of jazz, here are six albums that bridge the gap.
Albums covered in this episode:
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly (Aftermath, 2016):
A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory (Jive, 1991)R.A.P. Fereirra, Purple Moonlight Pages (2020)Nas, Illmatic (Sony, 1994)Madvillainy, Madvillain (Stones Throw, 2010)Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Sony, 1998)