Monday, February 7, 2011
J-Dilla Still Shining
Wow, this made my day. Five years ago, hip hop lost an icon. J-Dilla aka Jay Dee outta Detroit, the father of the neo-soul sound, creator of classic beats blessed by Erykah Badu, Common, De La Soul, Janet Jackson, Q Tip, Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, and many, many more, passed away from Lupus, leaving a musical legacy that is to this day unmatched. In the link below, fellow hip hop enthusiast B Kyle from www.okayplayer.com has compiled a wonderful 40 minute film honoring his memory and the impact he had on music as a whole. I mean, this cat influenced those who influenced him musically. Who can say that??? We truly miss him in the music industry and pray that his genius is never forgotten. Enjoy.
"J.Dilla: Still Shining" from B.Kyle on Vimeo.