Thursday, February 11, 2010
J DILLA IS TIMELESS
As in Jay Dee is forever Feb 11, 2010 at 12:32
When it comes to hip-hop producers, there ain’t none greater than J Dilla. This week marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of a man who has influenced the sounds of Erykah Badu, Common, Tribe Called Quest, Janet Jackson, Slum Village and pretty much every beat-maker out there, and with that in mind we thought it was a good time to pay our respects, and highlight the forthcoming release of the Timeless 3 x DVD set.
Timeless was a composer/arranger series originally held in LA last year, comprised of one concert dedicated to each of the three greats – Ethiopian jazz master Mulatu Astatke, Brazilian gem Arthur Verocai, and J Dilla. The event celebrating the Detroit beat-maker, Suite For Ma Dukes (Jay Dee’s mama is Ma Dukes), was performed by a 40-piece orchestra and re-imagined Dilla’s beats into a lush tapestry of strings, horns and percussion.
Until now most of the offerings from the concerts have been instrumentals, but this week they dropped this (apparently Dwele performed this unrehearsed)
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