Thursday, March 21, 2013

J. Dilla's Vinyl Collection – Crate Diggers by Fuse

In this episode, we celebrate legendary producer J Dilla, who has worked with The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest. Then we join musician friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva in Detroit to open Dilla's storage locker, never-before-seen to the public.

James (Dilla) Yancey (February 7th, 1974 – February 10th, 2006)

A Look Inside J. Dilla’s Vinyl Collection
By Alex Maeland

One of the greatest to ever do it, Fuse delves into the vinyl collection of legendary DJ and producer, J. Dilla in the latest installment of its "Crate Diggers" video series. Given the great extent and scope of the late artist's work, it makes sense that Dilla would also have an equally as impressive archive of vinyl. In the episode, J. Rocc, DJ Spinna and rappers Frank Nitt and Grap Luva explore the rich archive of J. Dilla's collection that effectively sheds light into the amalgam of genres that defined his career. Commentary is also provided by Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey as well as his brother Illa J. The nearly 30-minute episode steps into the heart of Detroit to explore the birthplace and heart of one of the greatest music producers to

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