J Dilla Interview: Beats, MC’ing, & Style

January 16, 2007

I was just bumping around and wasting a little time when I ran across this interview where J Dilla discusses the use of beats and ID tags. Of course there are many more lessons to be learned, so pay attention… you might just get schooled.

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Slimfella April 3, 2008 at 4:36 am

I loved J-Dilla’s work on “THA REUNION” It was tha bomb.

R.I.P Jay————–


sameoleslang April 13, 2008 at 12:25 pm

dilla didnt produce the reunion…black milk did


THEKO December 19, 2008 at 5:55 am

I think J-Dilla’s the real man & deserves some true respect
each & every beat he makes(that I usually repeat about six times before it sinks in) has it’s own uniqueness…big ups to all the artists that ever worked with him, it’s a bummer I couldn’t be part of it…peace (Theko-South Africa)


THEKO December 19, 2008 at 5:56 am

I think J-Dilla’s the real man & deserves some true respect
each & every beat he makes(that I usually repeat about six times before it sinks in) has it’s own uniqueness…big ups to all the artists that ever worked with him…peace (Theko-South Africa)


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Mbongeni June 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm

eyo its beatmatic 4rm south africa.i thnk da guy waz da god of beats among hiz angelz.may he rest in peace.and im also into beats u kan invite me 2 mxt 083 3303 750.e mail bhungane @ mailmate.co.za or 074 830 1115


evran smith July 26, 2009 at 4:42 pm


jay dee you have become my mentor!!!!!!


i love your music and soul it inspires me to be who i have become!!!!!!!!


i wont dare use you to promote me!!!!!!

peace and all love



natalie January 27, 2011 at 10:31 am

u was born to do this shit so pls carry on dont forget it inspired u 2 become who u are even if ur heart isnt in me dont let ur dreams slip away 2 xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Dilla was a beast


GloriousKnowledge May 23, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Can someone pls tell me what beat comes in at 1:30?


FRANK GONZALES June 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Is there anyway you can contact J Dilla about a new artist? Goes by the name C-Band, This guy could really bring the west back with the right beats. You can hear his music on reverbnation.com/cband619 or some of his old videos are on youtube under mirage9teen67. All that music is old. New CD will be completed in July. Frank 619-400-7941 I guarantee U will know he is good


Deeze June 28, 2011 at 8:20 pm

“Is there anyway you can contact J Dilla about a new artist?”

ask the dalai lama propably he`s got the right connections



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