J. Dilla: Still Shining (Full Documentary)

We’ve all been waiting for quite some time, but it’s finally here. Brian Atkins’ film J.Dilla: Still Shining, which was created at the time of J Dilla’s funeral service and completed in 2006, is now available for public viewing.

Featured Artists: Karriem Riggins, Pete Rock, Common, House Shoes, Dwele, ?uestlove, Moni Love, and more.

He had the joint done before the MP was even turned on. — House Shoes

Chapter listing after the break!


(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.


14 thoughts on “J. Dilla: Still Shining (Full Documentary)”

  1. Thanks for the blessing. I personally have never met Dilla, but somehow I felt his music always spoke to me like the vibes of my ancestors and loved ones. When I learned of his passing, I balled uncontrollably like I lost someone near and dear. Selfishly, I was consumed with the idea that I’ll never hear his genius again. And as I struggled to cope with my immediate emotions, I then realized that Donuts was his parting blessing to the world he touched. This of course hit me like a ton a bricks. Even now, I still have a tough time listening to Donuts. R.I.P my man Dilla, an absolute GENIUS. You were one of a kind…

  2. I like all things dilla … but not this . I understand the praise of everybody in the doc but not like every 3 seconds. We all know he is good and one of the best but i cant watch 40 minutes of dilla praising

    • @ Koomaa
      Soooooo what did you really expect? I thought this was done in good taste. Keep in mind this film was released for free. Yeah, I would’ve liked it to be more of a “documentary” in the sense of the film having more detail regarding his upbringing,influences, career paths etc, but I know for sure there will be something in that lane coming soon.
      For now; all fans of Dilla’s work can keep it lit for one of the G.O.A.T’s.

    • Dude what did you expect. But then What Did I expect. I mean, There’s ALWAYS gonna be one negative ass, dumb Mutha-UKNOWWHAT-ka to come to a comments section who doesn’t know what time it is. right? RIIIIIIIGHT.

  3. truly truly truly inspiring..
    i dont care about the praising.. his people knew what they knew..

    i feel what i feel when i listen to his music..

    forever james yancey!

    the best!

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