Lately, I have been listening to the new Kanye West - Graduation album. I really, really like it. Been listening to it almost solid since it came out and I'm still not tired of it... Today though, I actually bought a new CD based on the suggestions of the great folks on this forum. I've been trying to diversify my listening so I went with the album everyone said was an essential for any Blues/Jazz collection.. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue How is that for a transistion? Kanye West to Miles Davis I actually only started listening to rap since I was trying to diversify my listening before ( used to listen to the Statix-X, Rob Zombie, etc type ) and I read that an essential album for any rap collection was Nas - Illmatic and I have been listening to a lot of rap ever since (about 9 months) ... so I have a feeling that Jazz could have big things for me in the near future.