Listen: FKAjazz-Star-Crossers Feat. Edson Sean & Elise Testone

Samir Zarif’s FKAjazz alter ego takes his jazz background and lets it meet hip-hop on his new single “Star-Crossers” featuring American Idol finalist Elise Testone and rapper Edson Sean. The dreamy single is lifted by Testone’s smoky phrases and Sean’s punchy rap as FKAjazz’s saxophone offers a warm companion to their sounds. “Star-Crossers” follows FKAjazz’s Stereotype Threat debut album from 2017. The musician, producer and songwriter has entered into a space of jazz and hip-hop flowing together pioneered by artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Guru and Digable Planets but for the millennial generation. FKAjazz explained his musical ideas on BRIC TV’s B-Side,

“My goal is not to just pay homage to the foundation of jazz but to all Black American Music.”

Listen to “Star-Crossers” which is available via Google or iTunes