“His music embraces the soul, heart and mind of the listener, because it is built on love. His music is a recipe for loving others and the disappointment that sometimes affects us when we dare to care.” – Ma Dukes
Around this time each year, the life of the Detroit beatmaker legend, one of the most respected producers of all time in hip-hop and beyond: James Dewitt Yancey a.k.a. Jay Dee is celebrated in all corners across the globe. This month, he would be turning 44: Hence let’s raise it up for the late great Dilla and honour the legacy he’s left with us, his modern genius and untouchable skills on the MPC.
HOW J DILLA HUMANIZED HIS MPC3000:
‚Donuts‘ as Dillas favourite tasty treats/record-shaped objects/circles symbolizing loops, blood clots or things coming full circle.. there are many speculative metaphors for what the album title truly represents, along with hidden messages in the original samples.
MOCHILA PRESENTS TIMELESS: SUITE FOR MA DUKES:
Touching tribute concert to late great J Dilla by a 60-piece orchestra put together by Miguel Atwood Ferguson. Salute from the classical world.
Rest in Beats Mr. Yancey. Thank you.