Things We Dig | The “Thank You Jay Dee, Act 3” Podcast via J.Rocc for Stones Throw Records

Photo: Roger Erickson

J Dilla changed my life by way of J. Rocc who mixed this joint. I remember this was one of the first podcasts I had ever heard from the now infamous Stones Throw record label and all the music that would issue forth from that choice to check them. Once I saw how far down the root ran I was surprised hadn’t heard them earlier.

Then I realized: I did. I just didn’t know it was all of the music I was diggin at the time:  Aloe Blacc, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Madlib, Quasimodo, Madvillain , Breakestra, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam Funk and–the music of Dilla himself.

Today marks what would have been his 38th birthday.

In playing joints like this, J. Dilla lives on forever thru the music. Happy Born Day salute brother. We miss you.

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