When I was a teenager in the late eighties / early nineties, I listened to a lot of hiphop. At a certain point (in 1994) I stopped listening to it, frankly I am glad I did. For the last 10-15 years I have been spoiling my ears with beautiful jazz music, freejazz being my latest love; and Archie Shepp should not be overlooked. It has become obvious that, to my taste and knowledge, qualitative crossover projects between jazz and hiphop musicians are very scarce. The worst thing is a jazz musician humming along a otherwise equally (not so) interresting hiphop record. Some examnples of good musicians that can get away with crossing over are: Charlie Hunter & collaborators, Karl Denson, Omar Sosa, ... ; I would list this record in between these.