Well, today is J Dilla’s birthday. I highly encourage everyone to take a moment, pull out your favorite Dilla production, and appreciate the masterful work he performed behind the boards. Also check out some of the other things happening on and off the net. Andy Brown pays a happy birthday tribute to J Dilla with … Read more
Frank Nitt, Young RJ, and engineer Todd tell stories and reminisce of J Dilla and his unique approach to music and production. [via MHH via BPB]
Burn Rubber Sneaker Boutique, Leroy Jenkins, and the Toy Watch Company came together to create a timepiece dedicated to the one and only production master J Dilla. With proceeds of the watch going to benefit Ma Dukes, having one of these on your wrist is almost a no brainer. No word on pricing or exact … Read more
A must see interview for production fans… Black Milk, Elzhi, and DJ House Shoes provide an interview discussing Tronic, the Detroit music scene, the origins of Dilla’s distinctive production style and the influence he held over other regional producers. DJ House Shoes, Black Milk, and Elzhi also address bandwagon Dilla fans, opportunistic tributes, and other … Read more
Rhapsody just dropped an interview with Black Milk as talks about the goals behind Tronic, his style of mc’ing, influences of Electronic music, and maintaining balance with artistic growth. He talks of first meeting J Dilla and addresses the many comparisons made between the two. Read the full interview here.
A little something for a Sunday morning… J Dilla talks about working with The Pharcyde, the making of "Running", and arguments about the filters on the Akai S950 vs. the ASR-10. There’s also a little taste of the sample originally used in the track.
Frank N Dank TV delivers footage chronicling the making of the video for "McNasty Filth" from the Champion Sound album. Not necessarily production related, but behind the scenes film of J Dilla can’t ever be denied.
More classic material as Frank N Dank talk about the highly sought after J Dilla beat tapes and the security measures used to protect them, which included hiding beats 3/4 of the way through a cassette with another album on it and disguising tracks in blank tapes. They also speak on the difficulty & responsibility … Read more
Part retrospective/part anti-piracy plea, L.A. Weekly drops an article covering the production history and legacy of J Dilla while giving a glimpse into the legal and monetary difficulties caused by unauthorized internet releases. It touches on the some of the compilations that have popped up and even the unreleased Pay Jay album. Probably the most … Read more
The J Dilla Project Chicago & The Alliance for Lupus Research Present: The 4th Annual Chicago Walks With Us To Cure Lupus ’08. Hope that everyone in the Chi Town area and beyond can make it out to support the cause and do something in the name of the late great Dilla. Saturday June 14th … Read more