About a month ago, we brought the Pour Le Connaisseur section back with a big bang - this month we follow it up with an even bigger explosion as we bring you a milestone in hip hop history. We pay tribute to James 'J Dilla' Yancey aka Jay Dee who sadly passed away on February 10th, 2006.
With "The shining'", BBE Music present an album that re-affirms what J Dilla's previous releases like "Donuts" or "Welcome do Detroit" already established. The album showcases his many skills of being not only a producer, but also a rapper, singer and musician that covers the whole spectrum from slow jams to mid and up tempo songs, contributing to both the underground and mainstream. Blending live instruments with sample loops and superior lyrics, he helped hip hop to evolve and enter new grounds as well as attracting new fans. This album features guest appearances from many artists like Busta Rhymes, Common, D'Angelo, Dwele, Pharoahe Monch, Madlib and many more, some of which he provided his production talents in the past.
This is not your ordinary hip hop album, this is one for the real music lover - the connaisseur.
Digital Downloads and sound samples are available at Dancetracks Digital.
Pour Le Connaisseur: J Dilla "The shining'" (BBE Music Records CD / Digital Downloads)
- Written by Mike Fossati