Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1

Guru - Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
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1993 Ratings: #11
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May 18, 1993 / Release Date
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Chrysalis / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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I feel like people who hate rap and only like "old" music would enjoy this album.

Jazz rap is one of my most favorite genres because it takes two genres that are so different and combines them into something that no one would ever expect for it to sound good. The amount of talent it takes to do this style well is insane to me.

Man, this album takes you through the musical talent of Guru- which is pretty good at rapping, he has such a nice mellow rap style which fits perfectly with ... read more
Best Jazz rap album ever.
My beloved album and a milestone of world music. ABSOLUTE MUST HEAR
Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 is most definitely, one of the best early additions of the Jazz-Rap movement. An album that boasts Guru's casual and at times fierce lyricism and delivery, which is securely backed by many notable Jazz musicians adds to this memorable staple in the genre.
Greatest rap-jazz album of all time?
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Track List

  1. Introduction
  2. Loungin'
  3. When You're Near (Ft. N'Dea Davenport)
  4. Transit Ride
  5. No Time to Play (feat. DC Lee)
  6. Down the Backstreets
  7. Respectful Dedications
  8. Take a Look (at Yourself)
  9. Trust Me (Ft. N'Dea Davenport)
  10. Slicker Than Most
  11. Le Bien, Le Mal (feat. MC Solaar)
  12. Sights in the City
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Added on: November 9, 2014