Before sitting in the seat at Acklan HA made his case for JAZZHOP
Post-Modern to Jazz and Hip-Hop, culminated by instrumental hip-hop or beat art. Window dressing in the early 2000's, with heavy influences from 'Jazzamatazz' by Guru & guest in the 90's. From 2003 Madlib put the exclamation point on it with his Yesterdays New Quintet. Catching the ear of Blue Note Records, who let him in the vaults. Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note is a post-modern jazz and hip-hop classic. Focusing on the art of beat-making (beat art) or instrumental hip-hop. Not confused with Beats (sub-genre), which signifies a producer is selling one-off tracks.