Okay, so Jay Z’s new track Roc Boys/Roc Boyz, with its jazz/funk horns and drums sounds a bit like Arthur Verocai, Fela Kuti, and ska meets the soul sampling work of Just Blaze. The surprise is that it’s produced by Puff Daddy and the Hitmen, and was recorded using live horn players and other musicians (for the forthcoming Jay Z album American Gangster).
So, Just Blaze, the only logical response is for you to hook up with Arthur Verocai, who is putting out a new album, and make a whole batch of awesome live-musician based hip hop tracks–not just the orchestral instruments you’ve been using, but live horns, bass, drums, etc. In other words, just make some music with Arthur Verocai.
Picture from Ear Fuzz post on Arthur Verocai