MIMS Interviews

2011/11/07

J Dilla “Gone too soon” – Presented by Benji B (BBC, 1xtra)

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As part of the Gone Too Soon series, Benji B presents this 1Xtra story celebrating the incredible music J Dilla created during his lifetime which includes tracks for Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, The Pharcyde and De La Soul to name but a few.

Through interviews with Plug 2 from De La Soul, Mos Def, Questlove from The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J.Rocc, Slum Village members T3 and Wajeed, his brother Illa J and his incredible mum, Ma Dukes, we learn about how he made those beats, what he was like as a person and the legacy he left behind. Benji also pays his own tribute to the man he knew for almost ten years and is his favourite producer of all time.

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Tracklisting:
De La Soul — Stakes is High
Slum Village — Raise It Up
Janet Jackson — Got ’til It’s Gone
Q-Tip — Breathe And Stop
Busta Rhymes — Woo Hah!
Slum Village — You Know What Love Is
Common — The Light
Pharoahe Monch — We Must Be In Love
Slum Village — Once Upon A Time (featuring Pete Rock)
Ice Cube — AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
Leaders of the New School — Case of the P.T.A.
James Brown — Funky Drummer
The Roots — New Years at Jay Dee’s

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