Stones Throw and The Wire Magazine present a thorough historical rundown of J Dilla’s career, including early production efforts along with his notable and career defining work with Slum Village, Pharcyde, Madlib, Common, and D’angelo. Check The Article
I stumbled upon a pretty old makeshift interview conducted in the backseat of a car with J Dilla and Dank (Frank N’ Dank). It’s funny seeing Dank referred to as Frank The Dank’, but still they both seemed like just a couple cool folks to hang with. Among the topics discussed are lost airline luggage, … Read more
Hear it straight from Frank (Frank N’ Dank) and J Dilla as they tell tales of meeting Q-Tip for the first time, fist fights over S950 vs ASR-10 capabilities, and a rare studio session with Notorious B.I.G. It hurts to see Dilla in a wheelchair, nonetheless this is still a very important piece of footage. … Read more
Since it seems nearly impossible to find quality footage of J Dilla anywhere on the net, it was by sheer luck that I was able to dig up this rare interview. J Dilla talks about Madlib rhyming over bootleg beat tapes, how the Champion Sound project was started, and the basic recording techniques used to … Read more
Yeah, that’s right. I said it. I was having a really tough time this week. After recently making a habit of banging my head on various objects in my 9 to 5 cubicle world, fighting with pestering clients, and nearly giving notice and quitting my gig, Wax Poetics Magazine saved my soul from withering away … Read more
I was just bumping around and wasting a little time when I ran across this interview where J Dilla discusses the use of beats and ID tags. Of course there are many more lessons to be learned, so pay attention… you might just get schooled.