J Dilla Documentary by Stussy

Four years ago hip hop suffered a major blow when one of the most talented and imaginative guys, J Dilla, passed away at the age of 32. I’m far from an expert on Dilla and his career, but I bought Donuts when it came out in 2006 and loved it from the first time I heard it. It’s basically a giant mixtape of random loops and beats taken from all over and who knows where.

Unfortunately there are still a lot of people out there who don’t know J Dilla or his music, so Stussy has teamed up with his record label Stones Throw and the Dilla Estate to release a three part documentary outlining his short but incredibly influential life. So far only part one and two have been released but I’ve already learned a lot of things that I never knew. It’s so great to hear guys like Peanut Butter Wolf and DJ Rhettmatic from Beat Junkies retelling Dilla’s rise from his days in Detroit to his blossoming as a producer in Los Angeles.

I’m really looking forward to part three, and I’ll be sure to update this post (and put a reminder on the blog) when it’s released. Until then, enjoy these two 8 minute parts and learn about a talented man who left an amazing impact.


4 Comments J Dilla Documentary by Stussy

  1. MZA February 19, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Any dilla fan (or not, for that matter) who hasn’t listened to “fantastic V.2” by slum village is missing out. i dont recall why or when i picked it up, but it is one of those albums you end up listening to all the way through in one sitting over and over.

  2. felipe February 21, 2010 at 4:17 AM

    it has been 4 years but it feels like its been 50years dilla has created a movement of fans its crazy.

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  4. Evan February 22, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Not trying to be a dick here but I think you mean ‘imaginative’ not ‘imaginary’ …

    These look brilliant. Thanks for posting them.

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