When J Dilla suddenly passed away in 2006, at the tender age of 32, from cardiac arrest, the hip-hop community lost one of the greatest producers of all-time. That year Jay Dee left hip-hop one of the finest collections of instrumentals in Donuts. What made Donuts so special, besides it being released three days before J Dilla’s passing, was that it feels like such an intensely personal statement. Since its release, many have went on to use the instrumentals from Donuts (including Ghostface, Drake, Charles Hamilton, Skyzoo, and Talib Kweli). Now Nas is finally sharing his collaboration with Jay Dee as he raps over the “Gobstopper” beat. Listen after the jump!
- Singlesposted March 4, 2014 / No Comments
It’s been 25 Years since our “Three Feet High” release. We have a lot great memories and an incredible journey. Amazingly enough, our fans stuck around, supported and still want more. Ok, but before you get that, here’s a little De La over Dilla Beats.
Enjoy and look out for the new mixtape “Smell The DA.I.S.Y.” all beats by J Dilla. Peace… and in advance, You’re Welcome.
- Singlesposted April 11, 2013 / No Comments
Proof passed away 7 years ago and Shady Records’ Paul Rosenberg lets loose this collab with J. Dilla. Here’s what he has to say about the track:
Very hard to believe, but it has been 7 long years since we lost Big Proof. Again, to celebrate his life and share his art with the world, I’ve unearthed another lost track from P and J. Dilla called “Keep It on the Low”. The track was produced by Dilla and that’s also him on the chorus. Forgive the sound quality but as I’ve said before these are ripped from cassette dubs and it’s the best that I have. I’m pretty sure the track is from 1994, when Proof and J were working on their Funky Cowboys side-project. What can I say? The world just isn’t as enjoyable nor the same without you guys. Rest in peace.
- Videosposted March 20, 2013 / No Comments
In this episode of Crate Diggers, Fuse celebrates legendary producer J Dilla, who has worked with The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest. They then we join musician friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva in Detroit to open Dilla’s storage locker, which has remained untouched since his death.
- Videosposted March 18, 2013 / No Comments
Coming Wednesday, March 20: Fuse will let us have a look at the record collection of legendary producer J Dilla. Check out the preview.