We all know who J Dilla is. We all have our favourite beats that he produced (for me, it’s all about the soulful joints – Common’s ‘The Light’ Remix featuring Erykah Badu is my JAM). And the more than eclectic producer, who profoundly changed the face of hip-hop, would have celebrated his 37th birthday yesterday had he not passed away from a rare blood disease on February 10th, 2006.
The last couple of months have seen a substantial build up in hype surrounding BlakRoc: a project spearheaded by the creative mind of hip-hop mogul Dame Dash. A project which also places Ohio blues-rock duo The Black Keys in the studio with some of the biggest names in hip-hop.