Shakka “Take Our Time”
Video Digs
Hip-Hop Soul

Shakka “Take Our Time” (Video Dig)

Oh Snap! This guy is my first official musical crush of the New Year. Shakka’s track “Take Our Time” is an amazing remix of J Dilla’s epic “So Far to Go”. The beat, the lyrics, the video, his voice, his adorable face all scream awesome sensuality and the joys of …

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DJ NAES (PAYZ PLAY)
MIMS Lists
Hip-Hop

DJ NAES presents “My Favorite Dilla Beats”

Naes aka Toast Dawg is my homie from day 1. Litterally. We were in grade 2 to high school together. Naes grew up to be one of pillars of the hip-hop scene in Quebec. He was the production force behind projects like Atatch Tatuq, Payz Play and Traumaturgues. He’s our …

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Ta-Ku “50 Days for Dilla”
Beats

Ta-Ku “50 Days for Dilla”

There have been a lot of projects from beatmakers with the “one-a-day” concept. I’ve seen a lot of producer friends attempt only to stop halfway. As a an avid listener of music, I can only admire the effort. God knows there has also been enough DILLA-inspired projects and I think …

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

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

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 …

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Future Classic: Kidkanevil “Tokyorkshire Research Inc”
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Kidkanevil “Tokyorkshire Research Inc”

Not so well written by: Max Robin – Do you know about Tokyorkshire? It seems to be some place in the UK that is home of the peculiar beatmaker Kidkanevil. In his beatmaking research, he stumbled on the work of Raymond Scott. Mr Scott’s music has been used in classic …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Blu “Sun in my face” (J Dilla Production)

This “forgotten treasure” pick is for everyone who came out to the Blu & Exile show we put together in Montreal this week! Blu is such a prolific dude that I could probably do a top 10 of his forgotten gems but seeing as they’re only a few years old …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Daft Punk “Aerodynamic” (Slum Village / Jay Dee Remix)

Can’t believe I’ve never shared this with all of you yet. Not that this J Dilla production is the rarest thing he’s ever done but it’s definitely one of the most interesting and there is quite a bit of controversy around this one amongst Dilla heads. The controversy lies in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Brother Jack McDuff “Oblighetto”(Jay Dee Remix)

Hello hello….ok, who wants some Dilla in daily healthy diet of music? I know….it’s more like who doesn’t, right? 11th Track of Dillanthology 2, recently I’ve been in love with this track. While the album was released in 2009, I don’t know what year exactly this remix was produced, except …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: VLooper “COPYCAT (a Dilla Tribute)”

Brand new project from VLOOPER, one of Quebec’s dopest beat producers. VLooper is a longtime collaborator of Kenlo and others who are part of their TOUT NOU’ collective. His current project is a Dilla tribute which a pretty ambitious affair considering the amount of tribute projects that there are for …

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J Dilla – the SpeciaLIST Lithograph Poster

Suuuuper dope J Dilla poster, winning design from a worldwide contest. Over 141 artists from 121 countries entered The International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest, and Joe Buck, who’s worked with De La Soul, Geroge Cliton, Baby Phat, Fubu, and more, was voted as the winner with “J DILLA the …

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Phat Kat - Dedication To The Suckers CDS(2000)
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Phat Kat “Don’t Nobody Care About Us” (Prod. by J Dilla)

It’s Jay Dee‘s birthday so the “Forgotten Treasure” of the day had to be a Dilla joint of course! I wanted to do a personal top 7 of my favorite Dilla beats but I guess that’ll have to wait til’ next year. My homies Naes & Scott C did their …

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

J Dilla “Still Shining”

“J.Dilla: Still Shining” from B.Kyle on Vimeo. Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown …

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