Equipped with just an MPC and a box of vinyl, Jay Dee (aka J Dilla) inspired generation after generation of beatmakers to chop up drums, dig crates for samples, and create entire works in the comfort of their bedrooms all the way to the studio. Alongside his group Slum Village, Jay Dee honed his craft and found his voice within the underground hip hop community in Detroit. Deeply embedded in the roots of jazz, soul, R&B, Jay Dee looked to the past for inspiration and thus created a path for the future. His pluralistic, genre-bending style not only pushed music forward, it inspired his peers and the generations to come to define their own sound. Pay homage to his years of crate digging and dig through this collection of his original sounds.
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