Samurai Champloo the anime introduced me to world of music that I have become enamored with ever since I bought the OST to the series.  Its a whole lot of melding hip-hop, jazz and classic samples with classical stylings to create this beautiful brand of music that provides a chill and relaxing soundtrack to your life.  I read to this music, read manga to this music, write to this music and pretty much any other thing you can imagine to do while listening to music, with this music.  I don’t know the history of this musical movement and I honestly don’t care but for me it all starts from Nujabes.  He was an amazing artist who created some soulful, modern eargasmic stuff.  Like good alcohol,  you can enjoy this music with anything.