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    "I would like to play a.. little tune I just composed not so long ago"
    "Ms. Billie, Ms. Billie, Ms. Billie Holiday"
    *HORNS*
    *drum roll* *piano keys played*
    *HORNS*
    "Byrd..?" *trumpet solo* *group horns*
    "The music called jazz.." -> Guru
    *HORNS*

    [Guru]
    It's roots are in the sounds of the African
    or should I say the mother.. bringin us back again
    From the drummin on the Congo, we came with a strong flow
    and continue to grow
    Feet move, to the beat of the t'balo
    Now dig the story and follow
    For then it landed, on American soil
    Through the sweat, the blood, and the toil
    Hear, "Praise the Lord," shouted on chain gangs
    Pain they felt, but it helped them to maintain
    Scott Joplin's rags, Bessie Smith's blues
    St. Louis blues, they were all the news
    Ringin smooth.. in all the listeners ears
    Fulfillin the needs, and plantin the seeds
    of a jazz thing

    King Oliver's group was a train comin through
    to Chicago, bringin the New Orleans groove
    And when Satchmo blew, the audience knew
    Basil Street blues was the whole house tune
    it was music.. great to dance to
    Great to romance to with a lot to say to you
    Relaying a message, revealing the essence
    of a jazz thing

    * DJ Premier cuts "jazz music" *

    In the 40's came be-bop, the first be-bop
    The real be-bop, so let me talk about
    Diz' and Byrd, givin the word
    Defining how a beat could be so complete
    Playing with ferocity, thinkin with velocity
    About ornathology, or anthropology
    and even ?, and this is real history
    Theolonious Monk, a melodious th

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