Monday, October 31, 2011

Such a great great RADIO Programme of music

and the story of

J Dilla - beatmaker ......

....... I love this stuff

It's a name you might not recognise - but you'll certainly know his music... James Dewitt Yancey, Jay Dee or more commonly known as J Dilla, is one of hip hop’s most influential producers and artists, but his genius was cut short at 32 after battling the incurable blood disease, lupus.

As part of the Gone Too Soon series, Benji B presents this 1Xtra story celebrating the incredible music J Dilla created during his lifetime which includes tracks for Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, The Pharcyde and De La Soul to name but a few.

Through interviews with Plug 2 from De La Soul, Mos Def, Questlove from The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J.Rocc, Slum Village members T3 and Wajeed, his brother Illa J and his incredible mum, Ma Dukes, we learn about how he made those beats, what he was like as a person and the legacy he left behind. Benji also pays his own tribute to the man he knew for almost ten years and is his favourite producer of all time.

Music played

  1. De La Soul De La Soul Stakes is High

  2. Slum Village Raise It Up

  3. Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Got 'til It's Gone

    Got 'til It's Gone, Virgin America
  4. Q-Tip Q-Tip Breathe And Stop

    Breathe and Stop (Radio Mix), Arista
  5. Busta Rhymes Busta Rhymes Woo Hah!

  6. Slum Village You Know What Love Is

  7. Common Common The Light

  8. Pharoahe Monch Pharoahe Monch We Must Be In Love

  9. Slum Village Once Upon A Time (featuring Pete Rock)

  10. Ice Cube Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

  11. Leaders of the New SchoolCase of the P.T.A.

  12. James Brown James Brown Funky Drummer

  13. The Roots The Roots New Years at Jay Dee's


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