'Jazz Is The Mother Of Hip-Hop': How Sampling Connects Genres

achewon87achewon87 Low End TheoristSurvivor Series '97Posts: 5,122 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 20 in The Reason


Why do hip-hop producers gravitate toward jazz samples? For a mood, for sonic timbre, for a unique rhythmic component. Swing is a precursor to the boom-bap. "If you're a hip-hop producer that wants a lot of melodic stuff happening," pianist Robert Glasper says, "you're probably going to go to jazz first."

Glasper has lived in an area of overlap between jazz and hip-hop for more than two decades — and you can hear it in his piano playing, which often drifts into cyclical rhythms akin to a beat-maker's loops. It's all one and the same to Glasper: recasting the music of Miles Davis for an R&B audience or rocking live shows with Q-Tip; playing acoustic jazz with his trio or streamlined soul with his Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment.

In this short doc, Glasper identifies three jazz samples, from tracks by Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock, that have served as source material for famed hip-hop producers J Dilla and Pete Rock.

http://www.npr.org/event/music/524393926/jazz-is-the-mother-of-hip-hop-how-sampling-connects-genres

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  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Water No Get Enemy performed by D'Angelo, Femi Kuti + Macy Gray featuring Roy Hargrove, Nile Rogers, the Soultronics + Positive Force. Produced by D'Angelo + ?uestlove. Co-produced by Andrés Levin + Sodi.


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  • achewon87achewon87 Low End Theorist Survivor Series '97Posts: 5,122 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And everybody that knows me know I'm a big jazz head. Been listening to it since a shorty, that's how I picked up the sax

    Alto or Tenor?...

    Learned the Tenor in HS. Haven't played since tho...

  • 5th Letter5th Letter Top Gang Thug Trying To Lower The Body Count Posts: 36,138 Regulator
    What's y'all favorite jazz influenced hip hop tune?
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  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    achewon87 wrote: »
    And everybody that knows me know I'm a big jazz head. Been listening to it since a shorty, that's how I picked up the sax

    Alto or Tenor?...

    Learned the Tenor in HS. Haven't played since tho...

    Started on alto, then tenor, then baritone which is my favorite. I posted a pic of me some years ago of me in the band. I haven't played in 17 years, looking for one now to pick it back up
    achewon87
  • rip.dillarip.dilla 天道様 Posts: 17,109 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And everybody that knows me know I'm a big jazz head. Been listening to it since a shorty, that's how I picked up the sax

    LOL...@king hassan any recommendations bro? I haven't copped a good jazz album in a minute


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  • Black_SamsonBlack_Samson do 10 pushups everytime you read my post... you know you want too. Posts: 60,683 Regulator
    The RH Factor Hard Groove Album is jumping lemme see if I can post its playlist...


    the RH Factor, "Hardgroove":
    if i were an FBI Agent tasked with monitoring a forum, I'd post random pictures and watch the reactions of the people.
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