13 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though mostly known for straight jazz releases, Blue Note Records also put out some seriously funky albums over the years. Droppin' Science has these on full display; it's clearly aimed at the younger generation who discovered many of these artists thanks to samples from various rap songs. The tracklisting here is a virtual smorgasbord of classic hip-hop loops, and seasoned ears will definitely recognize joints that have been reworked by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest (Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Brew"), The Beastie Boys (Jeremy Steig's "Howling for Judy"), and Black Moon (Donald Bird's ridiculously catchy "Wind Parade"). Whether you're a classic hip-hop fan, a cratedigging breaks DJ, a jazz-funk connoisseur, or just a fan of good beats, this is a stellar compilation without a weak song in the mix. It's a perfect example of the timeless power of music to bridge the gap between multiple genres and generations.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though mostly known for straight jazz releases, Blue Note Records also put out some seriously funky albums over the years. Droppin' Science has these on full display; it's clearly aimed at the younger generation who discovered many of these artists thanks to samples from various rap songs. The tracklisting here is a virtual smorgasbord of classic hip-hop loops, and seasoned ears will definitely recognize joints that have been reworked by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest (Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Brew"), The Beastie Boys (Jeremy Steig's "Howling for Judy"), and Black Moon (Donald Bird's ridiculously catchy "Wind Parade"). Whether you're a classic hip-hop fan, a cratedigging breaks DJ, a jazz-funk connoisseur, or just a fan of good beats, this is a stellar compilation without a weak song in the mix. It's a perfect example of the timeless power of music to bridge the gap between multiple genres and generations.

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