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Song of the Day: J Dilla, "Airworks"

Song of the Day: J Dilla, "Airworks"


J Dilla's Donuts album came out almost a year ago today. Tragically, today also marks the one-year anniversary of the hip-hop star's death at age 32 due to complications from lupus. I only recently discovered J Dilla (aka Jay Dee), who spent most of his career as an unorthodox producer for artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Common, and Busta Rhymes. His soul-laced instrumental songs and disconcerting samples combine for some of the most creative hip-hop I've heard in a long time. To listen to "Airworks" from Donuts, read more

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