- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
DJ Jazznosis, Donald Byrd, Madlib, Guru f/ Donald Byrd and Donald Byrd f/ Guru, Ronny Jordan & Natty.
Of all of the jazz I was exposed to my childhood. two of five albums will forever remain in my DNA, and they're both from Donald Byrd (A New Perspective-Band And Voices and Black Byrd). This is why I've become a true fan of Donald Byrd's work and continue to collect as much as I can of his discography. His life, his talents.....of all he's contributed to music, Dr Byrd has not only changed the game in the 70's , he's undoubtedly one of the primary architects of hip hop. The music has been sampled by Main Source, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Black Moon, Erykah Badu, J Dilla and more. His collaboration with the late MC GURU of Gang Starr through his Jazzmatazz projects was the best to happen to hip hop. I am proud to present to you a tribute set of Dr Byrd's classic hits from the 70's jazz fusion era, with a splash of his contribution to the hip hop/jazz movement. A collage of classic breakbeats and samples to bridge the gap between the old and new schools. R.I.P. Donald Byrd & GURU.