If you’re not familiar with J. Dilla, just know that he is your favorite producer’s favorite producer.
Don’t believe me? Ask Kanye West. He’s considered the late, great J. Dilla, also known as Jay Dee, to be the best to ever do it.
In an exclusive snippet from a new documentary, entitled Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, Mr. Yeezus himself describes what J. Dilla’s music means to him:
If you aren’t familiar with J. Dilla, he produced for the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Busta Rhymes, MF DOOM, and Erykah Badu.
J. Dilla was a musical genius who implemented all sorts of sounds and samples, seamlessly fusing them to create sonic gold unlike anything heard before.
Dilla tragically died in 2006, shortly after releasing his final and one of his most critically acclaimed projects, Donuts, after it was revealed he was suffering from a rare blood disorder and possibly lupus.
J. Dilla’s legacy continues as his work serves as inspiration for some of music’s greats, including Kanye West.
Check out the video clip below, and be on the lookout for the documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton!