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.

RIP Guru.

Gangstarr: Words I Manifest

Guru ft Chaka Khan and Branford Marsalis: Watch What You Say

Guru Featuring Baybe: Lifesaver

Gangstarr: Soliloquy Of Chaos

Guru ft MC Solaar: Le Bien, Le Mal

Guru ft Bernard Purdie and Brian Holt: Count Your Blessings

Gangstarr: Take It Personal

Guru ft Erykah Badu: Plenty

Guru Featuring Jason Kay, Stuart Zender, Wallace Collins And Darren Galea: Lost Souls

Gangstarr: Ex Girl To Next Girl

Guru ft Freddie Hubbard: Something In The Past

Guru ft Donald Byrd: Loungin’

Gangstarr: B.Y.S

Guru ft Lonnie Liston Smith: Down The Backstreets

Guru ft Donald Byrd: The Traveler

Guru ft Sweet Sable: Living In This World

Guru ft Branford Marsalis: Transit Ride


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Posted on April 20, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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