A Jazz Thing – Gang Starr

Guru (who died this week at the age of 43) and DJ Premier did this tune (part of the Mo’ Betta Blues soundtrack) as the hip hop duo Gangstarr in 1990. The song introduced a lot of young people to the black history of American music, and jazz in particular. The jazz infused tracks of Gangstarr also served as a predecessor of the neo soul movement which also combined elements of hip hop and jazz.

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