Weekend Tunes: J Dilla
Wow, where can I start really. J Dilla was an amazing producer, who has worked with anyone worth working with in Hip Hop (Slum Village, Erykah Badu, Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, Common, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Janet Jackson….. you get my point). With a successful music career since the early 1990’s he is definitely one of the greats. He was another artist whose life was sadly cut short from a debilitating blood illness and he died in 2006.
His last album Donut Shop was released just before he died. This is by far my favourite track from that album. Stones Throw Records recently held a video competition for the track and this is the winner. The second is an instrumental of one of the most beautiful tracks, So Far To Go.