I ended up reading an interview with Photek today (don't ask why) and it basically summed up my approach to dnb and hiphop. Interview here. There is a massive crossover between hiphop and dnb that isn't truly appreciated by the audiences of both scenes (and I'm not talking about the dnbforum regulars). Most old skool dnb producers that I've read interviews with state quite simply that they were mostly influenced by hiphop, worked their way into rave and then started producing jungle/dnb. And to be honest, dnb at its most basic is hiphop x 2. Bassline + funk beats at a double speed. Even at the neurofunk, headz extreme. Proof - Bear Witness, Ray Keith turning Jump Around into a floor killing minimalistic dnb massacre. Returning to my beginning statement, I mostly cruise around town in my car listening to gfunk and old skool hiphop (can't stand r&b tainted tracks), then switch to dnb at home. Chills me out the same. Drop a ragga track to a hiphop head that hasn't heard somebody like Spyda or Tenor Fly flow over 170 bpm and they will be in shock at the lyrical and melodic possibilites in an insanely fast track (and dnb is basically insanely fast, nobody can dance at 170 bpm). And a true head will always end up chilling out with a Cypress Hill or Jurassic 5 track at 7 pm on the beach with a bacardi & coke.