Hip-hop has always been synonymous with jazz but I don't have to tell you that -- just listen to any Gang Starr album.
Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Maurice Brown (aka Mobetta) is merging those two worlds together on his upcoming album, Maurice Vs. Mobetta. The LP finds the musician balancing his love for jazz with his hip-hop alter ego, Mobetta.
The set's first single is 'Back at the Ranch' featuring Jean Grae.
The Olise Forel-directed video features Brown blowing his trumpet while Jean Greasy spits some tough-talking rhymes. Throughout the clip you'll see Brown in his fine threads (representing his jazz side) and then in street gear as Mobetta (representing his hip-hop side) hanging out with Grae.
Brown's album, Maurice Vs. Mobetta, will arrive in stores later this year. The collection boasts features from Talib Kweli, Prodigy and Consequence.