In conjunction with the J Dilla Foundation, Phil Young Song created this vinyl toy of the late, legendary producer and beat maker, J Dilla. Out later this year… love the necklace detail. (via highsnob)
Don’t mind the Google+ x Muppet ad at the beginning of this video. We got a late, late start to the day after nearly 5 hours delayed at LAX last night, so we are just going to give Dilla the floor and continue our catch-up…
The name of the game is lightworks. This particular video, made for J Dilla’s Donuts track, Lightworks, was a fan made music video for a Stones Throw video contest. And it works really well, colors and such. Good Monday to you.
We wanted something a little moody this morning, and we went with the “this feels like 1998″ vibe of Crustation’s “Purple” remixed by the late, great, genius J Dilla. A mellow, dreamy, druggy loop should fill you in well this Monday morning.
You kind of want your week to start off raw and a little dirty, so we go with a minimal sort of loungin’ Dilla beat for “Think Twice.” It has a bit of a cruising to work vibe, and because we walk about two doors down to the office, it was a short cruise. Enjoy.
After a weekend in Las Vegas, we are still feeling a bit of a hangover buzz, so instead of keeping things calm, we go right to J Dilla’s brilliant, hectic production for A.G.’s 2006 track, “Hip-Hop Quotable.” We could have used this at some point during the weekend. We don’t know what point, but it would have gone better than the casino tunes.
Its not hard to see why we love J Dilla’s work. Tracks like “Nothing Like This” are so ahead of their time, so progressive for hip-hop and beatmaking in general that it will influence musicians for decades to come.
To start out the week, let’s go with a lasting track. We couldn’t really think of anything that captured the mood of our weekend better than “The Last Donut of the Night.” The whole album is restless, but this track shows there is a calm at the end of the storm…