Tag Archives: J Dilla

Hip Hop Samples: The Light

I could not believe this when I first heard it. To create the instrumental for “The Light” (off Common’s record “Like Water for Chocolate”), Dilla snatched a pretty sizeable sample from Bobby Caldwell’s “Open Your Eyes”, pitched it up a … Continue reading

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What If Dilla Produced the Blueprint?

Ben “Hausen” Peskoe just showed me this mash-up album, and it’s dope. An MC named Jimmy Green produced the thing, mashing up Jay-Z’s vocal tracks from the Blueprint (J’s sixth album) with various Dilla tracks (many off of Donuts). It’s … Continue reading

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More Dilla

In “Time: The Donuts of the Heart”, a track off of “Donuts”, Dilla samples a few seconds from the Jackson 5’s “All I Do Is Think of You”. JD actually finished “Donuts” while in the hospital with TTP, and died … Continue reading

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J Dilla and Slum Village

To create the instrumental for “Players” by Slum Village, Dilla took a small piece out of the song “Claire” by Singers Unlimited (a relatively uknown a cappella group), re-pitched it, and added a beat. The video actually does this if … Continue reading

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