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Jazz beats music on the radio

Jazz beats, also known as jazz-hop or jazz rap, is a music genre that fuses jazz melodies and instrumentation with the rhythmic patterns and flow of hip-hop. It emerged in the early 1990s, with the likes of Guru and Gang Starr, and has since grown in popularity, with artists like A Tribe Called Quest and The Roots being some of the most influential acts in the genre.

Jazz beats are characterized by their smooth, laid-back feel, often featuring complex jazz chords and rhythms layered over funky hip-hop beats. The genre places a heavy emphasis on live instrumentation, with jazz pianos, horns, and basslines being prominent features in many tracks.

Other popular artists in the jazz beats genre include Madlib, J Dilla, and Nujabes, all of whom have made significant contributions to the development of the genre. Madlib, for example, is known for his use of jazz samples in his production, while J Dilla is revered for his unique approach to rhythm and sample manipulation.

As for radio stations that play jazz beats, there are a number of options available. Online radio stations like Jazz Radio, Jazz FM, and Worldwide FM all feature programming that includes jazz beats and related genres, while terrestrial radio stations like KCRW in Los Angeles and KEXP in Seattle also play jazz beats as part of their regular programming. Additionally, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have dedicated jazz beats playlists that offer listeners a curated selection of tracks from across the genre.