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The Progressive Underground Show 187: Jazz We Got (A profile of the Hip Hop Jazz genre)

Jive Records

Tonight’s Progressive Underground is a special 4-hour expanded edition that explores the sound stylings of the hip hop jazz/jazz rap genre.  We delve into deep cuts from the architects (and usual suspects) behind the genre such as A Tribe Called Quest (pictured), Digable Planets, The Roots, and Dream Warriors along with lesser known (but equally significant) acts such as Binary Star, Lone Catalysts, 3 Times Dope, The Pharcyde, Bahamadia, Madvillain, and many others.

It’s an excursion into the smooth and more refined aspects of progressive adult contemporary hip hop.  The action takes places from 8 pm - 12 midnight on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

Song Artist Album
T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother
Proceed The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!
All Night Long Common One Day It'll All Make Sense
All Caps Madvillain Madvillainy
Jazz Thing Gang Starr Music From Mo' Better Blues
Runnin' The Pharcyde LabCabinCalifornia
Dog It Digable Planets Blowout Comb
A La Claire Fontaine MC Solaar Prose Combat
Back on the Scene One Be Lo S.o.n.o.g.r.a.m.
Check the Rhime A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Tricycles & Kittens Dream Warriors Subliminal Simulation
U.N.I.T.Y. Queen Latifah Black Reign
So Clear Lone Catalysts The Catalysts Files
Big Bounce Theory Jneiro Jarel The Three Piece Puzzle
I Am Hip Hop Jazz Liberatorz Clin D'Oeil
Song Artist Album
Jazz We Got A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Katana Panacea The Scenic Route
Plunken 'Em People Under the Stairs Or Stay Tuned
Sparkles Shabazz Palaces 12" single
Knowledge of Self (K.O.S.) Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Mellow My Man The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!
Neon Soul Count Bass D L7 (Mid-Life Crisis)
Funky Dividends 3 Times Dope Original Stylin'
One-4-Teen Bahamadia BB Queen EP
Apollo Creed King Britt feat. Will Brodie Adventures In Lo-Fi
New Hip Hop Binary Star Masters of the Universe
The Gathering D. Strong feat. Leaf Erikson and John Robinson 12" single
Groupie Theory The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia
Flower Child Nitty Scott feat. Kendrick Lamar The Boombox Diaries Vol. 1
Think Twice J Dilla feat. Dwele Welcome to Detroit
Song Artist Album
Luchini AKA This Is It Camp Lo Uptown Saturday Night
What Cool Breezes Do Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
Skills Gang Starr The Ownerz
She Said Its OK Blu & Exile 12" single
Evelyn Dabrye Instrmntl
The Scenic Route Panacea The Scenic Route
Electric Relaxation A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders
Noveau Western MC Solaar Prose Combat
Jungle Music Jeru the Damaja The Sun Rises In The East
Stormy Madlib Shades of Blue
Jettin' Digable Planets Blowout Comb
Acid Raindrops People Under the Stairs Or Stay Tuned
Changes Shape of Broad Minds Craft Of The Lost Art
Where's There A Moon That Is Mine ShinSight Trio Where's There A Moon That Is Mine
Glen Close Binary Star Masters of the Universe
Song Artist Album
Where I'm Fron Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
The World Is Yours Nas Illmatic
You Know Who You Are Oddisee feat. Oliver DaySoul People Hear What They See
Horizon (Gerowski Space Mix) Nujabes Modal Soul
Eucalyptus MF Doom 12" single
L.A. Song (Sensitive Mix) People Under the Stairs Or Stay Tuned
Center of Attention INI Center Of Attention
Breakadawn De La Soul Buhloone Mind State
Beautiful Things Bahamadia BB Queen EP
Breathin' Jneiro Jarel Three Piece Puzzle
Afreeka Capital Peoples Amazonica (1999-2004)
Stakes Is High De La Soul Stakes is High
For Corners Digable Planets Blowout Comb

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About the Author

Chris Campbell

Host/Producer, The Progressive Underground

Host/journalist/DJ/producer with a deep interest in curating Detroit’s rich music scene and presenting it to the world-at-large.

ccampbell@wdet.org   Follow @cambeaux

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