“Givin’ It Up” showcases original and new songs influenced by Donald Toussaint Byrd, the great American jazz and R&B trumpeter. His career included acclaimed performances with John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk, but it was his recordings for Blue Note in the 60’s and 70’s that lead to a new generation of Hip Hop musicians using his irresistible hooks as sources for their own artistry. Byrd has been sampled more than any other artist. As of February 2019 there are 542 samples, 159 covers and 6 remixes.