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Mix of the week

James Yancey aka Jay Dee (07/02/1974 - 10/02/2006)
As today sees the fourth anniversary of Jay Dee's tragic passing, we could have only chosen one thing for our mix of the week; Benji B's 1xtra tribute to J Dilla.
J Dilla had suffered for over three years with an incurable blood disease, and had also been diagnosed with lupus, resulting in his death on February 10th 2006. He left behind a body of work that will no doubt stand the test of time to be loved, discovered and imitated by generations to come.

For about a year I had been planning to do a mix of my own, but each effort, no matter how hard I try, pales by comparison to this, Benji's tribute, originally broadcast shortly after J Dilla's death in February 2006; not only a great mix, but for me one of the finest pieces of radio I've ever heard.

It is far and away the most complete collection of Dilla beats and productions I know of and I challenge anyone to prove me wrong. 

Essential listening for fans of the man they called Jay Dee, fans of hip-hop and fans of music.


James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla - R.I.P


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)

8/17/2012 22:38:03

I never give myself asked trouble, if I have to, this is my business not to give an account of it, here.

8/17/2012 22:38:37

However, the theatre and full, happy person, because he was through, to chat to go home.


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