I was just lurkin' through Soundcloud the other day when I came across this hip hop / jazz / experimental band from the UK called Talking Sages. Whoa. These cats are HEAVY. Live instrumentation, ill rhymes. Reminded me of the Roots but more in the jazz end. Anyway, been chit-chattin' with these cats since I heard their stuff, check em out and you'll see what I'm talking about. Show ya luuuuuuh.
Talking Sages - Life is Sweet by Talking Sages
Talking Sages - Choices by Talking Sages
Talking Sages - What You're Told by Talking Sages
Interlude (instrumental) by Talking Sages