jazz hip hop

Talk of the relationship between jazz and hip hop has has seen a renaissance since the release of To Pimp A Butterfly. The genres, however, are hardly new bedfellows. This Spotify playlist highlights the intersection between the two over the years.

When Jazz Meets Hip Hop features highlights from back in the day — A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Run DMC — along with some modern day heavy-hitters like Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson and J. Cole. Give these and more a spin below.

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Track Listing

Anderson .Paak – “Heart Don’t Stand A Chance”
Action Bronson – “The RainMaker”
Common – “They Say”
OutKast – “Spread”
J. Cole – “Sideline Story”
Tyler, The Creator – “Slater”
Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me”
Kanye West – “Everything I Am”
Lupe Fiasco – “Kick, Push”
Casey Veggies – “Young Winners”
Wax – “Limousine”
Monsta Beatz – “Elevator Musik”
Trademark Da Skydiver – “Roasted”
T.I. – “Goodlife”
Robert Glasper Experiment – “Always Shine”
Mick Jenkins – “Vibe”
Madvillain – “All Caps”
MF DOOM – “Rhymes Like Dimes”
Danger Doom – “Crosshairs”
Madlib – “Slim’s Return”
Donnie Trumpet – “Pasadena”
Milo – “Souvenir”
Atmosphere – “Yesterday”
Ghostface Killah – “Sour Soul”
Guru – “Loungin'”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Jazz (We’ve Got)”
Nas – “N.Y. State of Mind”
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Big Poppa”
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”
Run-D.M.C. – “Peter Piper”
The Roots – “Distortion To Static”
Digable Planets – “Rebirth Of Slick”
Artifacts – “Wrong Side Of Da Tracks”
Kero One – “In All The Wrong Places”
Little Indian – “One Little Indian”
Eric B. & Rakim – “Don’t Sweat The Technique”
Jazz Liberatorz – “When The Clock Ticks”
Miles Davis – “The Doo-Bop Song”
Guru’s Jazzmatazz – “Plenty”
Blu & Exile – “Maybe One Day”
Jurassic 5 – “Swing Set”
Ab-Soul – “The Book Of Soul”
Kendrick Lamar – “Mortal Man”