WATCH: Classic J Dilla Documentary ‘Still Shining’ + Bonus Short Film Tributes
-great James “J Dilla” Yancey, on what would have been the legendary producer’s 42nd birthday. Arguably tributes, including Fuse TV’s Crate Diggers: J Dilla, which includes a tour of Dilla’s exhaustive LP WATCH: Classic J Dilla Documentary ‘Still Shining’ + Bonus Short Film Tributes hyper-dedicated approach to songcraft. Atkins explains that his short film is intended “for the J Dilla fans J Dilla collection, and the Stussy sponsored J Dilla Documentary. EXPLORE J Dilla’s Discography via Amazon | iTunes WATCH:
PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 1 – J Dilla
celebrate with respect to James “J Dilla” Yancey’s unparalleled musical legacy. This past Sunday Spotify here to be the first to discover future playlists. EXPLORE J Dilla’s Discography via Amazon | iTunes STREAM Here: PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 1 – J Dilla tributes “J Dillalude” and “Dillalude #2” for good measure. (Note that Dilla’s collaborations with playlist below, and join us in honoring J Dilla today and every day. And be sure to follow Albumism on J Dilla
STREAM: Gilles Peterson Welcomes Dynamic Trio KING to His BBC Radio 6 Music Studio
from the likes of Duke Ellington, J Dilla, Herbie Hancock, Terrace Martin, Gregory Porter, and Romare
RESPECT DUE: The 12 Greatest Instrumental Hip-Hop Albums Ever Made
spirit, J Dilla, the cinematic, soul-drenched Volumes 1 & 2 are the most enthralling installments of This Sunday marks ten years since the late-great J Dilla blessed our ears, minds, bodies, and souls collaborations with MF Doom (as Madvillian) and J Dilla (as Jaylib) to his multiple-personality a Butterfly. Imbued with echoes of J Dilla’s more experimental material, Knxwledge’s debut album essential listening as well. BUY via Amazon | iTunes STREAM Here: [#2] J Dilla | Donuts (2006) In J Dilla
PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 2 – Erykah Badu
Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, Robert Glasper, Guru, J Dilla, Talib Kweli, Janelle Monáe, OutKast, The
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of Raphael Saadiq’s Debut Solo Album ‘Instant Vintage’
-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, James “J Dilla” Yancey, and D’Angelo, Saadiq helped shape neo-soul and woozy, behind-the-beat approach of J Dilla, “gospeldelic” seemed the perfect encapsulation of who
ALBUM REVIEW: Washed Out’s ‘Mister Mellow’ is His Most Soulful Trip Yet
-hop releases such as J Dilla’s Donuts. Accordingly, Mister Mellow has much more of a head-bopping
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Busta Rhymes’ ‘When Disaster Strikes’
Dilla continuing to hit his stride, by now well on the way to greatness. When Disaster Strikes also gave him his original breakthrough, EPMD. “So Hardcore” meanwhile is produced by The Ummah, with J
WELCOME BACK WAX: Erykah Badu’s ‘Baduizm’ & ‘Mama’s Gun’ Return to Vinyl This Month
and the Soulquarians crew (Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, James Poyser, and J Dilla, just to name a few
Happy Birthday to N’Dea Davenport, Born May 6, 1966
, Mos Def, Sly and Robbie, J Dilla, Al Jarreau and Malcolm McLaren. She has been featured on the cover
TRIBUTE: Revisiting Apollo Brown & O.C.’s ‘Trophies’ on Its 5th Anniversary
appeared to be cut from a similar cloth as Detroit’s late great J Dilla. Together, the duo created what
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Diamond D’s ‘Hatred, Passions and Infidelity’
of the future including J Dilla and Kanye West. BUY Diamond D’s Hatred, Passions and Infidelity via Amazon | iTunes LISTEN Here:
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 10 Years of Talib Kweli’s ‘Eardrum’
showcased the neo-soul side of the mighty J Dilla. None of this was necessarily a bad thing, as Quality
Fly Away: Mariah Carey’s ‘Butterfly’ Turns 20
a fresh, young talent who went by the alias of J Dilla. Black music was core for Carey on Butterfly
INTERVIEW: UK Soul Pioneer Omar Reflects Upon His Blessed & Prolific Career
Dilla, of course. My brother was very heavily influenced by J Dilla, which you can hear in some of within your listening diet? O: I like the old school, like A Tribe Called Quest. 2000s, the ‘90s. J
ALBUMISM PRESENTS: The 50 Finest Albums of the 21st Century So Far [Part 3 of 5]
perfectionist, J Dilla will forever be missed, but his musical legacy will shine with us for eternity. Top Stones Throw (2006) Selected by Justin Chadwick In retrospect, the late-great James “J now / Turn on the bright lights.” Top Tune: “NYC” | BUY via Amazon or iTunes | STREAM Here J DILLA | Donuts Dilla” Yancey’s rapid evolution from devoted student to sage savant to universally revered ambassador of
INTERVIEW: Tanya Morgan Keep It Moving, Whether You’re Listening or Not
, J Dilla’s Donuts, Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall, Threat’s Sickinnahead, and Stevie Wonder’s Music
ALBUMISM SELECTS: The 15 Greatest Native Tongues Albums, Ranked & Revisited
bolster the affair, including Jay Dee (a.k.a. J Dilla) who co-produced the aforementioned title track for their AOI series) and a number of the very best producers hip-hop could offer. J Dilla lent his
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of The Pharcyde’s Debut Album ‘Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde’
production was handled Jay Dee a.k.a. J Dilla, and the album gave the departed super-producer some of his
ALBUMISM PRESENTS: The 50 Finest Albums of the 21st Century So Far [Part 2 of 5]
to the stellar plethora of musicians and collaborators that contributed to D’Angelo’s funk brew (J Dilla, DJ Premier, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Raphael Saadiq, Roy Hargrove, and Pino Palladino
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