People often overlook the long and intimate relationship between jazz and hip-hop. In sound, approach and heritage, there is so much borrowing and exchange between the two art forms that the longer you compare the two, the harder they get to distinguish from one another. These roots run deep – from Gil Scott-Heron and the lyrical birth of spoken-word rapping in jazz, to the Native Tongues collective (A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Digable Planets) and the '90s heyday of jazz-rap, to the perennial sampling of jazz recordings to construct hip-hop beats. Even the great Miles Davis dipped head-first into hip-hop – on "Doo-Bop," the final album he released before his death – as has his disciple Herbie Hancock, on many occasions. And though the intermixing has never ceased, there seems to be a renewed interest for bringing jazz stylings into popular music, with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and Ghostface Killah actively collaborating with contemporary jazz artists. Here is a long (but far from complete) list of the magic that happens when jazz and hip-hop collide.