RIP Dilla Dawg
RIP Dilla Dawg
RIP Dilla Dawg!!!
For you kiddies who don’t know this is a track off of J Dilla’s “Donuts” album. A very important album to those who love true hip hop!
Music flows through me….always has always will. I appreciate this track because it means so much just from a male perspective!!
Being a sample head myself I know Dilla had to first appreciate the original song, seeing as how he kept a good portion of the original to give this track something special.
What might that be?
Pure genius because I can’t stand to see her cry either!!!
Sometimes my mind goes blank an I don’t have much to blog about, as was the case yesterday. So I basically just cruised the Internet and relaxed.
I stumbled upon a Dilla documentary and though I had seen it once before I decided to watch it again. This time around the part that stuck out to me the most was DJ Houseshoes talking about the Jadakiss scratch “It’s Dead Real”. Now according to him Dilla is manipulating it to say “Is Death Real?”
Now, I had never heard it that way but knowing the genius of Dilla it is not a far fetched notion. I had already felt as though there were a lot of death undertones in the album anyway, but this brought more attention to it. In that particular song the vocals themselves imply that one day we would need him and want him back one day.
The track that opened my eyes to what Dilla was doing was “The Last Donut of the Night”. Just the overall sound of the song was very emotionally sad. It seemed as if you could close your eyes and see rain falling from the skies with no possibility of catching any glimpse of sunshine. The most prolific part of the song is the eerie vocal saying “I give to you”. Almost as if he understood the album was going to be the last thing he gave us.
Forever one of the greatest and probably the most influential sampling producer the world ever knew. His gift to the world brings a lot of hip hoppers together in a special way. I know I always had other producers whom I thought were the greatest but after witnessing Dilla’s body of work I have to admit he is the best. If for no other reason his sound changed throughout his career sometimes making it impossible to figure out he did it until you read the credits.