The Primer: 10 J Dilla Beats Everyone Should Know

Plenty of words in print, online and on t-shirts praised James Yancey bka J Dilla as a premier, yet overlooked, artist since he died seven years ago. We could lament in the fact that he’s not here to keep his sound going as is customary around this time of year. However we’d rather celebrate his life and the music he left us for years to come.

Dilla had a knack for making records you felt as well as heard. Moreover, the man’s talent matched his prolific output which may bewilder newcomers curious about his sound. Well that’s the purpose of this series, ain’t it? Get your eyes, mice and ears ready for the latest, special installment of The Primer.

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