February 7, 2012

This One Is For Dilla

Today, we celebrate the life of a man who many, including myself, consider to be the greatest producer to ever grace this planet. James Dewitt Yancey did not create beats, he created art. His work gave birth to emotion. I’m telling you, whenever I listen to his albums Donuts or Ruff Draft or I play a lil’ Slum Village (or anything Dilla produced for that matter), I am overcome by such strong emotion. Dilla put his heart, his soul, and his brilliant mind into his music and influenced so many artists that I love and listen to today. And for those of you who have never heard of J Dilla, I guarantee that you have probably heard and fallen in love with some of his work already without even knowing it. Here are a few of my favorite beats and songs produced by J Dilla, including the entire audio of his final work Donuts. Please enjoy! 


  1. Master DILLA! May he rest in BEATS!

  2. Anonymous2/07/2012

    great post, i love all these songs. thank you so much for sharing =)

  3. Eargasm. Definitely just zoned out to some of these tracks just now. Thanks for the melodic share. Word to Sean (above me)- may he rest in BEATS!

    Also, we hope to see you at our chat tomorrow, (Wednesday, 2/7) at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. Venus vs. Mars- all are invited!


    Sojo, FWB

  4. Yemi U.2/13/2012

    Great stuff, you are actually the person who introduced me to Dilla last year. My ears haven't felt quite the same since! thank u.

  5. I'm glad ya'll enjoyed the post Dilla lives on through his music!

  6. I wasnt a big hip hop head but I really appreciate his music and his influence on hip hop

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