J Dilla aka Jay Dee aka Pay Jay

j-dilla_qv4idnktxe4x_fullTwo days ago – February 10th to be exact – was the third anniversary of J Dilla’s passing. For those who don’t know, Dilla is/was/will be one of the most ridiculously outtasite hip hop producers ever. And he’s on heavy rotation in Bus HQ.

It can be hard to drop into the world of Dilla and get a bead on the full scale of his work, which includes everyone from Pharcyde to Frank N Dank to the Roots. To help out, some of hip hop’s other luminaries (Black Milk, Illa J, 88-Keys, etc) selected their favorite cuts. Check ’em here. It’s a good look.

Also, because the Bus is all about Washington’s own, here’s a freestyle by Renton/Seattle’s own Brainstorm over a lethal Dilla instrumental.

J Dilla ft. Brainstorm – Dillaverse


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