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    Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 4:03am
Since they are considered Jazz Rap, maybe you should file them under DJ/ Hip Hop Jazz. 
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They're a great band and very innovative, but our DJ Jazz section is about DJs performing full on jazz, not hip-hop with jazz influences.
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well, you know better than I do Beer
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I dont know, they are probably the only band of that kind that I would add. Maybe not now until the site is more established, but I could see them being here one day.

I know why The Roots are here, as they write their own material, and are an actual "band"
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The DJ section is for music created mostly by DJs, but the Roots are in the Funk genre, not the DJ section.
The music in our DJ section has a lot of straight up jazz cretred by DJs. Tribe Called Quest is a great jazz influenced hip-hop group, but calling them jazz is kind of a stretch, although I am sure there are some who might call them that.
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i dont know, I'm not the biggest fan of Tribe, I have only 1 of their albums though, so I'd have to give it another listen before I give my true opinions
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Originally posted by js js wrote:

The DJ section is for music created mostly by DJs, but the Roots are in the Funk genre, not the DJ section.
The music in our DJ section has a lot of straight up jazz cretred by DJs. Tribe Called Quest is a great jazz influenced hip-hop group, but calling them jazz is kind of a stretch, although I am sure there are some who might call them that.

Well, but you just seem to point out that they're definitely jazz-related ("jazz influenced"). 

I've heard their debut, and also would have thought that they and some other jazz-inspired hip hop acts would be here, say US3. 

But it really all depends in the criteria. 

My opinion, of course. Smile
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I wish I could play you samples from some of the other bands here, not all of their cuts are pure jazz, but many of these artists have produced cuts that are very sophisticated pure jazz music, not that sample and loop sort of thing that is very common.
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Originally posted by js js wrote:

I wish I could play you samples from some of the other bands here, not all of their cuts are pure jazz, but many of these artists have produced cuts that are very sophisticated pure jazz music, not that sample and loop sort of thing that is very common.

Mind you John, I wasn't suggesting them for DJ Jazz, first of all because I'm not completely sure what that is, and second because I don't think that's where they would go, that doesn't make sense hehe.Embarrassed

I just think that they would fit in the site, though in some Jazz-Related thing, since like you said, they're not jazz, but undoubtedly jazz resounds throughout their music.


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