Guru: Gangstarr & Jazz Music
Guru has not only been influential as part of Gang Starr, but he also helped strengthen the connection between Jazz and Hip Hop through his Jazzmatazz series. Gang Starr sampled Jazz, but the Jazzmatazz series had established Hip Hop artists and Jazz artists, working together to make music.
Gang Starr’s No More Mr Nice Guy, in 1989, was one of the first albums to feature Jazz based samples.
Below are some of Gangstarr’s Jazz influenced beats. I left a lot of classics of such as Step Into The Arena.