Guru and Solar
Contactmusic caught up with GURU and Solar in London recently to talk about the Jazzmatazz history, live shows and the future for 7 grand records.
Guru has been pushing Hip Hop in an organic direction fused with Jazz and real lyrical conciousness for over 20 years now.
His Jazzmatazz records have brought together some of the biggest talents in both Jazz and Hip Hop to create his signature sound.
This man is a living legend! GURU is still doing it hard and now he has super producer Solar on board these guys are taking the Jazzmatazz concept to dizzy new heights.
Guru's Jazzmatazz Back To The Future Mix CD is the "raw" companion to the Jazzmatazz Vol. 4 album. The Mix CD carefully and superbly crafted by Superproducer Solar to exhibit that "Golden Era" New York essence along with a cutting edge futuristic twist! Hence the title, "Back To The Future".
The tracks are pure "bangers" and the guest appearances are classic as they compliment Guru's iconic yet streetwise vocals. There are features from artists such as Common, Damian Marley, Aceyalone and Zion I from the West Coast, Blue Scholars from Seattle, Mr. Lif from Boston, Yungun from London, as well as legends Lord Tariq from the Bronx.
This is no ordinary Mix CD as it is hosted by the Mix Tape King himself DJ DooWop who also "spits fire" on a couple of "joints"! This is indeed another Jazzmatazz classic that's sure to make the REAL heads nod!
Guru's Jazzmatazz - The Mixtape 'Back to the Future'
Hosted by DJ Doo Wop - Produced by the Superproducer Solar
1. Intro - Don Gurizzy
2. Knowledge feat. Lord Tariq
3. 7 Grand Yall feat. Solar
4. For Ya Mind feat. Zion I
5. Peace! Feat. K-Born, Highpower & Solar
6. State Of Clarity (Solar Remix) feat. Common
7. Who Got It On Lock? Feat. Doo Wop
8. B-Boy Kamikaze feat. Tony Touch & Doo Wop (Diaz Brothers)
9. Too Slick feat. Yungun
10. So What It Do Now? Feat. Aceyalone
11. We Got That feat. Nature & Solar
12. Jazzy Wayz (7 Grand Exclusive)
13. Stand Up (Some Things'll Never Change) (Reggae Mix) feat. Damian Marley
14. Hot Like That feat. Medinah
15. No Need For Stress feat. Mr. Lif
16. Back To The Future feat. Caron Wheeler & C.Knowledge (Digable Planets)
17. Assasino feat. Young Pablo
18. The Game Needs Me feat. Blue Scholars & Common Market
19. Feed The Hungry (Solar Remix)
Tell Your Friends [Live]
Here's A Candle (For Your Birthday Cake) [Audio]