This past Friday, the 7th, would have been J Dilla’s 40th birthday. Today, 8 years ago, he passed away due to complications from lupus.
When I was diagnosed two years ago he was one of the first people that came to my mind. He lives on through his incredible body of music. Peep the video where Questlove offers insights into Dilla’s method and enjoy a special episode of Crate Diggers that talks about his expansive record collection.