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2 o'clock Break : J Dilla Samples

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This week on the 2 O'clock Break we are going to look back at the music of J Dilla.

Four years after his death, Dilla's legacy lives on strong.  From rap to electronic, jazz to dubstep, producers and musicians still acknowledge James "Dilla" Yancey as a major influence on their work.  

That influence lives strongly here in Milwaukee, and this weekend, our very our Tarik Moody presents UNLOOPED vs DILLA. The first in the series is Unlooped vs. the legendary producer J. Dilla. Milwaukee musicians from different bands and affiliations will come together to put their spin on the productions of the late, great J Dilla. Hear J Dilla's music like never before.

So this week, I decided to share some of my favorite Dilla tracks.

In 2005, Common only featured two producers on his album BE; Kanye West and J Dilla.

One of the 2 Dilla tracks, was the song "Love Is.."

 

 

A beautiful track, crafted from another beautiful song.  That sample comes from Marvin Gaye's timeless classic "What's Going On".

 

 

If you are a fan of J-Dilla, join MKE this weekend for UNLOOPED.