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 Post subject: Happy Birthday
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:33 am 
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to the GOAT;

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He would have been 44 today.

Let's keep his legacy alive by discussing and remembering him.


What was the first Dilla track you heard?
Which one is your favorite?
How did Dilla change your life?

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Birthday
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:58 am 
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The first dilla track I heard was probably Badu- Didn’t Cha Know since that was what my mom was bumping I was still a jit in Dillas prime so I don’t remember the first song. (Ghostface-Whip you with a strap is probably the first one I remember hearing even though I didn’t know it was produced by him at the time.

My favorite track is probably Ash Rockin or Ghettodwishing in the wind

Dilla changed my life by opening up a new chamber of different ways to go about sampling, chopping, and drumming. There’s just this aura that surrounds his beats... it’s crazy

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Birthday
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:03 pm 
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I actually got into Dilla the year he passed, I was like 14 or 15 and my friend had donuts and jay love Japan on his iPod and we would be driving around our boring little town smokin weed and listening to music and I would play those albums (and a couple madlibs and Luke viberts) over and over again. Probably annoyed my friend haha he introduced me to those guys but I think I immediately liked them more than he did, especially Dilla, his music just hit something in me.

Before that 95% of what I listened to was death and black metal. I liked some decent hiphop when I was younger but became very disillusioned with it growing up in the peak of popularity of shit like soulja boy and lil wyte. Jay Dee was a huge part of my rediscovery of good hiphop and broadening my musical palate. His music made me dig deeper and listen closer to instrumental hiphop and served as a gateway to all the crazy electronic/sample based stuff that is my biggest love now, and to guys like dimlite and flying lotus. It's crazy how many people can say Dilla changed my life and actually really mean it.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Birthday
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:30 pm 
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it was also Nujabes' birthday.

first Dilla beat i heard was Runnin' by Pharcyde
His programming is arguably the most influential in hip hop. it effected my workflow as well as other prominent producers.

It's hard to say which beat of his is my favourite cause he has so much bangers but i'll list some of my favourites

-Dillatroit
-Track 02 from the King of the Beats 4 disk compilation (disc one)
-Track 04 from the 1997 batches
-Anti-American Graffiti off of Donuts
-E-MC2 off of Da Shining'
-Purple (the beat he made for Crustation)

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Birthday
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:14 pm 
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Too be honest I didn't know who Dilla was at the time, but when Beats, Rhymes & Life came out, I think I was 16 (ya I'm kind of old), I immediately fell in love, love that whole album. Back then I was into rhymin & scratchin, beats came later......still have all my Tribe & Busta records from 20 years ago (Busta Rhymes is another favorite.........WOO HA... I loved that shit when it came out....it was another album I was obsessed with, a lot of good songs on that one).


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Birthday
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:29 pm 
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'Welcome To Detroit' was my proper introduction to Jaydee .

first Dilla beat i heard was "Drop' by Pharcyde in 95 . way before i knew of his music .

favourite Dilla . majority of Fantastic .. probably 'Hold Tight'

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theres a book by 441/2 RPM outling the Donuts . worth a read . its kind of sad but also insightful

GOD bless Jay . Dankery always keeps the flag high .. especially on instagram


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Birthday
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:39 am 
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Donuts changed my life.

Before I got into hip-hop I was into remixing indie music into dance.. Then the homie showed me DONUTS and nothing was the same since then..

Flipping beats and sampling totally changed my perspective on remixing. It was manipulating preexisting recordings and breathing new life into them..

And I think Dilla was a master of this.

To this day, I continually find myself talking to jazz musicians and drummers about Dilla.

I even got to chat about Dilla and his influences when I got to meet Hiatus Kaiyote...

His influence is tremendous.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Birthday
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:03 pm 
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r4ph431 wrote:
Donuts changed my life.


Same. I had listened to 'Welcome to Detroit' and although I liked it I couldn't fully understand the hype...and then I listened to Donuts a few months later...

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