SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: THEM DIRTY JAZZ-HOPSCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: THEM DIRTY JAZZ-HOP
Scratchtheblock.com is back with anotha solid jazz-hop selection for da lovers out there!!!!
THEM DIRTY JAZZ-HOP will engage your attention thanks ten tracks that combine jazz and hip hop.
We start with a new entry. Iron Mike (DJ,Producer),Price One (Emcee) and Profile (Emcee from jazz-hop group Sound Providers) are The Upstarts. Their music is a compelling vortex of jazz and underground hip hop and in 2007 they dropped The Know How recruiting renowned underground artists like Kev Brown and Grap Luva. We chose the supa-dope Real Definition featuring Pete Rock’s lil bro, Grap Luva and produced by jazzy talented turntablist/producer Freddie Joachim.
Jazz-Hop group Sound Providers appeared on That’s It and In Stereo . Today we selected something from their debut album titled An Evening With The Sound Providers released in 2004. The track is called For Old Time’s Sake and it resumes the sample of a 1955 jazz record by Milt Jackson.
We gave ya the opportunity to know talented beatmaker Phoniks on Smokin Session and It’s A Jazz Hop Affair . We are totally fascinated by his art to reinvent some hip hop classics in jazz key, so let us serve u up anotha irresistible remix included on Phoniks project titled Basement Vibes . This time you can appreciate the dynamic rhymes by Pete Rock and CL Smooth over the single Take You There.
And all the people say HELL YEAH!!!!! Mad Skillz dropped some superlative and impressive bars over a magic jazzy instrumental titled Skillz In 95.
Influenced by artists like 2 Pac,Andre 3000,Nas and The Pharcyde, Charlotte native emcee Lute has been a great discover! In 2012 he dropped his sensational mixtape titled West 1996 . If ya’re lookin’ for boom-bap underground beats & rhymes maybe this talented kid, will blow your mind. We chose the jazzy track named 80 Proof.
North Carolina producer L’Orange has just released his last effort titled The Orchid Days recruiting several artists like: Homeboy Sandman and Los Angeles emcee Blu that spat his verses over the single Need You.
Recently we recommended the project Remixed Vol. 01 by U.K rapper Homecut. It’s a gathering of dope remixes of some tracks included on Homecut album , No Freedom Without Sacrifice. On this selection we want to include a special track titled Time Difference featuring New York producer/emcee J-Live and masterfully remixed by U.K eclectic DJ/beatmaker Herma Puma.
Go on with anotha underground group, from Cincinnati: Five Deez. The group,composed by Fat Jon,Pase Rock,Sonic and Kyle David, released in 2001 their debut album titled Koolmotor from which we chose the so solid jazz-hop single titled B.E.A.T
In many occasions we spotlighted “East School” , paying homage to several gurus of hip hop from da east of da world: Mabanua,DJ Mitsu The Beats,,Kan Sano,Shirosky,Grooveman Spot,DJ Honda,DJ Krush and DJ Deckstream. Maybe in the future it would be a great idea to compile a selection about eastern hip hop culture! Anyway today we chose anotha track from Soundtracks a compilation released in 2007 by DJ Deckstream that includes: Aloe Blacc,Lupe Fiasco,Mos Def,Talib Kweli and many others. Enjoy yaself with Memory Of Melodies performed by underground producer/emcee Dred Scott (that appeared on Back in The Dayz and Re-Works and Remixes ) and his close friend Adriana Evans.
Producer Marcus D and rapper Substantial joined their forces to spread some impressive jazz hop/hip hop underground music under the moniker of Bop Alloy. We mentioned them on Speaking In Keys and recently we recommended extra-dope tune Count On Us from their fresh out the box album Another Day In The Life Of . Today we blew the dust off The R&R , suggesting you If I Was Your Mic 5.0