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Here are some great mixes by AME. They contain a lot of original samples as used by J Dilla on The Shining, Ruff Draft, Jay Loves Japan, Vintage, Welcome To Detroit and many more… I used to listen to these mixes all the time when commuting to Amsterdam.

AME – Shining Back
AME – Donuts, The Blueprints

 
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Benji B BBC 1Xtra Jay Dilla Inspirations show first aired February 2007.

Benji B | J Dilla Inspirations Selections Show, BBC 1Xtra February 2007 by Benji B

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Questlove from The Roots has been posting these remakes of Dilla beats on twitter for the past couple of days. Here’s the remake of “Fantastic”.

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Listen to the rest of the tracks

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Here’s a recently unearthed recording of the one and only Grap Luva paying tribute to Jay Dee over a replay of “Nag Champa” at the 2008 XM/Subsoniq Dilla Day. Props to K. Murdock for the amazing quality of this LIVE stage recording.

Via Wonkabeats

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Day 7. Today the documentary “J Dilla: Still Shining” came out. Great to see some footage of Dilla in the studio with Common.

Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.

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Dilla’s remake of Placebo’s Humpty Dumpty. Karriem Riggins on drums, Dontae Winslow on trumpet, and J Dilla on rhodes and nord lead. This is the extended version from “The Shining EP2″ by the way.

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The original from the album “Ball of Eyes”.

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