J Dilla


4. Apr. 2008, 1:19

was j dilla really that talented or was it his death that made him so popular?


  • deeonelowline

    jay dee was genius.. his death make him more popular i think, but wtf is pop? who cares he is popular or not..(i dont like pop stuff) the point is that dilla's beats 'n' music is dope!

    4. Apr. 2008, 21:41
  • billybigtime

    he was that talented, youd be surprised on what he had produced. if youre not that familiar with him...look up his work

    6. Apr. 2008, 20:07
  • yoko_phono

    listen to his music and you will get your aswer j dilla rest in beats

    7. Apr. 2008, 12:19
  • ilackpants

    Dunno if I havent listened to as much as I need but I never really got into him they way I thought I would. So many people rate him, but I cant seem to find much that remarkable. prolly just me.

    10. Apr. 2008, 4:17
  • BigMind

    Dilla was real music genius ... like many people said:Drum god, never heard better drums than Dilla has ... I love his music ... R.I.P. J DILLA ...

    12. Apr. 2008, 0:22
  • _CondoM_

    I don't know if this is a rhetorical question or not. Of course his death made him more popular, that's what death does. It's the greatest publicity stunt possible, even if unintentional(I guess that would mean that it's not longer a stunt, but whatever). But he was a legend long before he died. Listen to Like Water For Chocolate, which is my favourite hip-hop album of all time, specifically, listen to Nag Champa. That is by far my favourite piece of music all time. Then listen to Slum Village. A bunch of average mc's, including Dilla. Yet he managed to make an undisputable classic album with them still(Fantastic Vol. 2). For someone with a catalogue as huge as his, there are so few faults, yet so many highlights. And he kept that going right down to his last days, which makes his story one of the most beautiful in hip-hops history. If you can, I highly recommend you download his Library Of A Legend collection, which is something like 12 discs of his material with various artists from around the world. I could probably go on all day about him, but I won't. Just listen to Fantastic Vol. 2, Like Water For Chocolate, Donuts, and if possible the Library Of A Legend, then go from there. If you don't like him after that, you never will. Pay special attention to his drums, nobody can emulate his sound.

    16. Apr. 2008, 5:53
  • Woopo

    there's something like a paradox in your question.. i answer YES twice. Dilla was a genius, no doubt. His death made him more popular.. no doubt too. it's the same for all the fallen soldiers of the game. R.I.P. Jay Dee

    16. Apr. 2008, 21:15
  • madleu_LH

    i wasn't that much into beats&samples before Dilla's death, still i think it was more the dropout of Donuts what made me really interested in his works. I was blown when i discovered that he had produced great majority of my fav bits, to begin with The Pharcyde, Slum Village, A Tribe Called Quest and Busta Rhymes, through Erykah and Common, to end with D'Angelo and Talib Kweli. He was crossing the boundaries creating new patterns plus he used some real special joints while producing. I wouldn't say Dilla changed my life but he discovered new territories, and i guess it would happen sooner or later. You can't miss a genius.

    20. Jul. 2008, 14:11
  • andrejka_ba

    Dilla was always a great artist...but it is usuall that someone gets more attention after death...but people, which are really interest in beats and are searching the producers when they hear a good track, defenetily know him :)...dont forget, he was a part of slum village!...so i guess real hip-hop headz, especially those interest in detroiit hip-hop knew about him :) So i guess the answer is - it makes him more popular but makes his music not better or worse, just gives him the attention he deserves

    16. Sep. 2008, 22:03
  • mostnop

    Dilla truly was a perfect producer, he just went below a lot of people's radar before his death. but i remember when "got til it's gone" came out in 1997, i thought "what a unique style of beats!" el_duderino81

    22. Sep. 2008, 13:48
  • mostnop

    J Dilla is really that talented... "I can't say was, cause homie u still are" - Skyzoo, Last Donut Tribute :) inphikbeatz

    29. Sep. 2008, 13:32
  • mostnop

    i think that his death has a lot to do with his popularity, but he was mad talented and will be missed. personally i don't always love all off his work but i can still dig it i mean sometimes i feel like donuts and sometimes like slum village, so it is really a question of how you feel at the moment. Cheenko

    30. Sep. 2008, 17:22
  • brammers56

    he was talented, but there are better producers still living

    14. Okt. 2008, 22:51
  • f1guremeout

    A few current posted items on J Dilla, if you haven't managed to read enough on the greatest hip-hop producer that ever lived. Period. J Dilla featured in The Wire (UK) and currently... The Battle for J Dilla Legacy In my opinion, his distinct sound came define what was considered or labeled as "underground" hip-hop of the 1990s, using bottom heavy drum kits and obscure, if none less intriguing Motown samples from his native Detroit. Having said that, James Dewitt Yancey came to represent the "Sound of Detroit", influencing many artists to come out of the Midwest United States. My take on J Dilla is simply genius and none will match his work to any degree. His complementary, Madlib, which J Dilla himself aspired to work alongside, is probably your best bet when it comes to an equivalent. To this day, Madlib stays connected in both spirit and sound to J Dilla, even on his latest work, [i]Beat Konducta, Vol. 5 & 6: The Dil Cosby and Dil Whithers Suites[/i]. As for all hip-hop discoveries, the deeper you dig, the more is uncovered...vibe out.

    25. Jan. 2009, 15:36
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