I’ve thought about the overlap and transition that has occurred between jazz and hip hop for awhile. I can speak from experience of trying to just “play jazz with a backbeat”, to make this new thing, but that’s not really it.
Robert Glasper is THE example of the man making this blend work. Here’s a cool article on him exploring that.
Thanks to John Knific for sending it my way (who I believe got it from Gene Knific).