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.
Reports state that J Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, has started a label titled Ruff Draft Records. [read more]
Unlike other posthumous releases, J Dilla's always sound as good as his actual releases. [read more]
Like most artists that died too young, J Dilla has been honoured in various ways following his passing. From posthumous albums, to a specific day dedicated to his brilliance, we've had it all. Well, until now.. [read more]