It’s DILLA MONTH! You can call him Jay Dilla, James Yancey, Jay Dee or just plain Dilla no matter which name you choose to call him, we all know him as one of the greatest Hip Hop producers to ever to ever touch the boards. Dilla changed the game for hip-hop producers, period. From Keith Murray to the Pharcyde, the Ummah to the Soulquarians, Jaylib, Spacek, D'Angelo, and the zillions of other remixes and originals he blessed us with before leaving us for a better place. His drum-programming sensibilities and sample-chopping techniques were second to none, years ago who would have thought that using a drum machine for beats could actually sound as real as a live drummer playing in the studio capturing the sound of the air as it travels from one beat to another, but Dilla certainly made that happen.
Since his passing in 2006 many artist, fans & friends made sure that his name will forever be remembered. There have been countless benefit concerts, tribute concerts, and also the makings of the ‘J Dilla has changed my life’ limited edition t-shirts. But this doesn’t stop here…
Recently Jay Dilla won the award for Artist of the year and Record producer of the year at the Plug Awards. Watch behind the scenes footage as Common, Bilal, PhatKat and Dwele share their experiences with Dilla and along with some words from his mother.
Check out the video at: http://www.stonesthrow.com/
Mohamed at Karmaloop!