Like I said, the "jazz" artists today going electric or delving into more popular forms are not demonized as selling out but lauded as taking bold new directions so one would think that there could be intelligent reviews about artists taking bold new directions, it just might not work for you since you know better.......
People be getting dazzled by the gesture without having a clue as to the mechanincs, what's actually happening. "Mixing jazz and hip-hop", well cool, but what...does..that MEAN? What is being done, exactly? Where is the jazz, where is the hip-hop, and how is this all being fit together...or is it really fitting together at all? I mean, I've heard great shit and I've hear shitty shit, and I'll be damned if I know who to go to who's regularly displayed a modicum of non-hype, non-jargonical ability to break it down to me in a way tha makes real sense. I'm not asking for Mister Peabody, hell just be able to tell me maybe waht samples are being used - and how -, and why
record X is lubed like a room of recreational porn starts after-party and why record C is like a pile of dead mashed potatoes that kill lab rats.
In other words, display some knowledge of the music that matches what you proclaim of the sociological, and then we'll know who's got meat in the freezer and who's trying to hustle an invite for lunch.
But this music is going to keep happening. There's every reason why it should, and hardly none why it shouldn't. And me, I'd prefer it be good, because when it's good, I really do like it.