February 7, 2011

“J.Dilla: Still Shining” from B.Kyle on Vimeo.

Every day is Dilla day on the rap Internet, but in the interest of commemorating the born day of one of the G.O.A.T.’s, Brian “B. Kyle” Atkins unleashes this must-see doc on the life of James Yancey– complete with cameos from Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Badu, Common (complete with stupid hat), ?uestlove, House Shoes, and the man himself. It’s pure hagiography, but if you can’t get down with the spirit of honoring a great talent felled by a tragic disease in the middle of his prime, you probably lack the minerals.

For those who missed it last year, you’ll also want Benji B’s stellar J Dilla Tribute mix, which proves the adage that Jay Dee taught ?uestlove: you can keep it sloppy, you can keep it simple, but always keep it funky.

Tracklist below the jump.

Download: (via Nah Right)
MP3: Benji B – “J Dilla Tribute Mix”

Track listing:

Jay Dee | Ruff Draft Intro (Mummy Records)
Jay Dee | F**k Tha Police (Up Above)
Phat Kat | Don’t Nobody Care About us Instrumental (House Shoes Recordings)
Jay Dee | The $ (Mummy Records)
Slum Village | 2U4U (Barak)
Slum Village | What Love Is (Barak)
Slum Village | What Love Is Remix (Barak)
A Tribe Called Quest | That S**t (Loud Records)
Slum Village | Fantastic Intro (Capitol)
Jay Dee | Trashy (Bling 47)
A Tribe Called Quest | Get A Hold (Jive)
De La Soul | Stakes Is High (Tommy Boy)
Pharcyde | Running (Delicious)
Busta Rhymes | Woohah (Jay Dee Bounce Remix) (Elektra)
Busta Rhymes | Woohah (Jay Dee Other Ish Remix) (Elektra)
Master Ace | Sitting On Chrome (Jay Dee Remix) (White)
Pharcyde | Drop Instrumental (Delicious Vinyl)
Janet Jackson ft Q Tip | You Got Til It’s Gone (Virgin)
Jay Dee | L.L. (Bling 47)
Slum Village | Yes Y’all Part 1 (Barak)
Slum Village | Yes Y’all Part 2 (Barak)
Jay Dee | Vibeout (Bling 47)
Slum Village | Fall In Love (Barak)
Slum Village | Fall In Love Remix (Worldplay)
Slum Village ft D’Angelo | Tell Me (Capitol)
Slum Village |Players (Capitol)
Slum Village | Get This Money (Capitol)
Dwele | Angel (Jay Dee Remix) (Dubplate)
Que D ft Jay Dee | Supa S**t (Fat Beats)
Phife Dawg | Bendover (Groove Attack)
Q Tip | The Ride (Arista)
Busta Rhymes | Show Me What You Got (J Records)
The Roots | Dynamite (Geffen)
Common | Soul Power (MCA)
Jay Dee | Pause Instrumental (BBE)
Jay Dee | Beej-N-Dem (BBE)
Jay Dee ft Dwele | Think Twice (BBE)
Erykah Badu | Didn’t Cha Know (Motown)
D’Angelo | Me & Those Dreaming Eyes (Jay Dee Remix) (Dubplate)
Bilal ft Mos Def & Common | Reminisce (Interscope)
Spacek | Eve (Jay D ft Frank N Dank Remix) ( Island Blue)
Jay Dee | Track 26 (Do You Beats) (CDR)
J Dilla | Track 21 (Beat CD ‘05 No 3) (CDR)
J Dilla | Electronic Hum (CDR)
MED – Push (Stones Throw)
Jaylib | The Heist (Stones Throw)
J Dilla | Lightworks (Stones Throw)
J Dilla | Workin On It (Stones Throw)