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Jazz hip hop music on the radio

Jazz hip hop, also known as jazzy hip hop, jazz rap, or jazz-hop, is a fusion of jazz and hip hop elements, creating a unique and distinct subgenre of music. Jazz hop artists typically sample jazz records or incorporate live jazz instrumentation, such as horns, pianos, and bass, into their beats.

Some of the most popular jazz hip hop artists include A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Digable Planets, Guru's Jazzmatazz, and Madlib. A Tribe Called Quest is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the genre, with their 1991 album "The Low End Theory" being hailed as a classic. The Roots, another iconic group, have been blending jazz and hip hop since their formation in 1987, with live instrumentation being a hallmark of their sound.

In recent years, jazz hip hop has seen a resurgence in popularity, with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus incorporating jazz elements into their music. Lamar's 2015 album "To Pimp a Butterfly" heavily features jazz instrumentation and has won critical acclaim for its bold experimentation. Flying Lotus, known for his experimental and boundary-pushing music, has been incorporating jazz into his beats since his early work.

If you're a fan of jazz hip hop, there are several radio stations that cater to this genre. Jazz FM in the UK has a dedicated "Jazz FM Loves" station that plays jazz hip hop, along with other jazz-related genres. In the US, KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and "Rhythm Planet" shows often feature jazz hip hop tracks. Other notable stations include WWOZ in New Orleans and WRTI in Philadelphia.