Wednesday, January 16, 2008
J Dilla was a underground hip hop producer from Detroit. He came up in the mid nineties in the underground scene. I think that J Dilla's work has a major influence on the hip hop music of today. This neo soul vibe is trend setting. All the mainstream artists such as Kanye West, Common, Tribe Called Quest and Pharell Williams have highly regarded him.
J Dilla is quite gifted musician and he has put together the hip hop group Slum Village. J Dilla started to make beats with minimum tools and he was introduced to MPC by AMP Fiddler. In 1995 MC Phat cat and J Dilla formed 1st Down and signed the first major deal with PayDay records.
By the mid nineties J Dilla was a hip hop's major name. He did remix projects for Janet Jackson, Pharcyde, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and more. On Feburary 10 J. Dilla passed away, he was only 32 years old and he left a great influence on hip hop music.