Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) – Us3 (1993)
This group answered the question of whether jazz & hip-hop could really mix. And the answer was YES. British producer Geoff Wilkinson, the mastermind and the only constant member of Us3, has sustained the group over the years despite their inability to match the commercial success of this debut. Over the years, their sound has evolved, no longer including the distinctive jazz samples featured in this song. Their seventh studio album, released in 2009, is more firmly in the hip-hop genre. They continue to tour to this day, with their audiences mainly in Europe & Asia.