Okay, so maybe he isn’t exactly well known for his forays into hip hop, but in 1983 his song “Rockit” from the “Future Shock” album took scratching into the mainstream.
With the help of Grand Mixer D.ST., Hancock fused hip hop and jazz into a new sound. Many groups today have experimented with the a similar theme. Herbie and D.ST help start it all.
Official Site – HerbieHancock.com
Watch a performance of “Rockit” Live in 1985