I was looking for information on Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite and I stumbled across the following brief interview with Branford Marsalis. Given Rolling Stone's recent release of their top 50 hip-hop songs of all time list I thought it appropriate. Although I don't find much use in folks comparing the best work of a given genre to the worst work of a given genre, I do appreciate Branford's simultaneous openness and his dedication to craft.