Watch Karriem Riggins' tribute to J Dilla
First things first. Happy Birthday J Dilla. Today marks what would have been the late producer's 39th birthday and amid some particularly touching tributes is this video from drummer Karriem Riggins. Part eulogy and part performance, here Riggins plays his own instrumental 'J Dilla The Greatest' as a fitting homage. The track appears on his forthcoming Stones Throw release, Alone Together.
Since Dilla's untimely death, the music world has seen arguably more tributes, posthumous releases, fan art, and homages directed at him than any other rap producer of his era. I say "music world" because it's important to note that, while Dilla rarely stepped outside the realm of hip-hop/R&B in his time on Earth (here's one amazing outlier though), his influence has spread to genres far and wide. [read more]
Listen to the first track to be taken from the posthumous J Dilla album, Rebirth Of Detroit. [read more]
Karriem Riggins - 'Matador Posse Cut' (feat. Krondon, Homeboy Sandman, Guilty Simpson, Jonwayne, and J Rocc) [Listen]
Karriem Riggins has debuted a new version of J Dilla's track 'Matador', called 'Matador Posse Cut'. [read more]