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January 8, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no love lost between the English jazz-rap group Us3 and jazz purists. "They simply hate us," Us3's Mel Simpson says of the hard-core jazz fans who fume at the band's slightest tampering with the classics. Best known for the single "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)," Us3 is high on the purists' hate list because its style incorporates sections of jazz classics from legendary Blue Note Records and uses that music as a background for rap.
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January 8, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no love lost between the English jazz-rap group Us3 and jazz purists. "They simply hate us," Us3's Mel Simpson says of the hard-core jazz fans who fume at the band's slightest tampering with the classics. Best known for the single "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)," Us3 is high on the purists' hate list because its style incorporates sections of jazz classics from legendary Blue Note Records and uses that music as a background for rap.
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