On the 10th anniversary of J Dilla's passing, Dublab has brought us a mix by Flying Lotus, recorded on the very day Dilla passed. In the intro, FlyLo announces the death of his dear friend and dedicates the mix by saying, “let's get into some jams for Dilla.” It features a handful of songs by Dilla and music that he sampled from.
J Dilla's legacy lives on through his music and the artists he worked with in the 90's and early 2000's such as A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, and Common. Despite being gone for a decade, he still influences modern music. In October of last year, a compilation of 40 instrumentals that influenced Dilla was released as the album, Dillatronic. And the Dublab mix comes to us just after the yearly J Dilla weekend, headlined this year by De La Soul and Pro Era.
J Dilla passed away due to a rare blood disease on this day 10 years ago, just days after his critically acclaimed ninth studio album, Donuts, was released.
Listen to the mix here.