Awesome track featuring Chaka Khan taken from “Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality”, the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Guru. This second release to the Jazzmatazz series slightly toned down the jazz rap punch that made the first volume memorable. It was nevertheless critically acclaimed in its own right. Guests featured on this release include Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Ramsey Lewis, Kool Keith, Patra and Jamiroquai; other musicians reprising their roles from the previous release include Branford Marsalis, Courtney Pine and Ronny Jordan.
According to Billboard music charts, this album slightly outpeformed its predecessor; it peaked at #16 and #73 on Billboard’s “Top R&B / Hip Hop Albums and “Billboard 200” albums charts respectively. The single, “Watch What You Say” (featuring Chaka Khan), peaked at #13 and #93 on the Billboard’s “Hot Dance Music / Maxi-Singles” and “Hot R&B / Hip Hop Singles & Tracks” charts respectively.
Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality was released on July 18, 1995, via the Chrysalis imprint.