Thanks to beatmaker Spekulation, you can hear what a jazz album by rapper Jay-Z may sound like
Spekulation took samples from Five Leaves Left: A Tribute to Nick Drake, an upcoming album from Seattle jazzers the Jason Parker Quartet. He then mixed in some Jay-Z verses. Seamlessly.
As far as cross-genre collaborations go, these tracks are infinitely more interesting than Jay-Z’s 2004 collaborations with rockers Linkin Park.