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Hip Hop Be Bop
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
"Rough, muscular rap vocals rub against blasts of cool jazz horns, both of which punctuate a rock steady groove." -DETAILS The debut album by this jazz/hip-hop fusion group combines lots of jazz blowing with hard beats an... more »
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"Rough, muscular rap vocals rub against blasts of cool jazz horns, both of which punctuate a rock steady groove." -DETAILS The debut album by this jazz/hip-hop fusion group combines lots of jazz blowing with hard beats and raps. Group members G-Clef (alto sax, lead raps) and B-natural (trumpet, raps) are experienced young jazz players whose credits include work with Illinois Jacquet, Clark Terry, Weldon Irvine and more!
Innovative for its time
Herman Toth | New Jersey, USA | 07/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember this group blasting on all the underground radio stations in NY with the fly hit Don't Bite the Concept, and I liked it... so recently I researched this album. I didn't hear aything else about these guys, and I wanted to know what ever happened to them. I bought this CD and was pleasantly surprised, its GREAT! But more than the high level of production and subject matter for the era.. What hit me is the date! 1992-1993 was when these masters were recorded, which predates any of the other jazz meets rap products of that era. My God, these boys were the innovators of the whole jazz rap thing, and i STRONGLY suggest buying this album if you can get it just to hear a real fusion of jazz and rap. These guys rap, scratch with mastery AND play horns too like real jazzers. I am speechless after hearing it, and I cannot recommend it enough."
Good funky jazz but not a classic.
Herman Toth | 03/24/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ghetto philharmonic started rapping on the underground on the east coast in 1993 and this CD came out in early 1995 with nice smooth dinner jazz loop and funky base lines.But the rap are weak and the album failed too get a big reaction and was slept on.And it not a classic album it like Black sheep mets The Roots
try something more funky like Grand Puba you will miss Pete rock and C.L smooth when you hear Hip Hop Be Bop."