Pay Homage: J Dilla February 7, 1974- February 10, 2006

Never heard of J Dilla? Chances are you’re not the only one. Despite a lack of major stardom, hip hop insiders and hardcore fans know him and his work well. Today marks the 2nd year anniversary of his death following a long bout with a deadly disease. So for those of you who’ve never heard from one of your favorite producer’s favorite producers, here are a few of his gems:

Beautiful joint from Badu’s Momma’s Gun album.

More beautiful Dilla music from Common’s classic Be

Ghostface pays homage to childhood whipings over Dilla’s nostalgic track.

“Won’t Do”- The homie was more than just a producer. This video, made shortly after his death, features appearances from close friend Common, Talib Kweli, Black Thought and others.


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