VIDEO: ‘Still Shining” – a J Dilla Remembrance Documentary


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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Directed by: Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins / Gifted Films Inc

J.Dilla is Still Shining.

(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.

J DILLA Birthday Fund-raiser: THE GENIUS OF J DILLA Vol. 3 (Sun Feb 20,4–10pm @ Ching-a-lings)


The Main Ingredients, Grindin’ & Ay Caramba Presents:

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THE GENIUS OF J DILLA

Volume 3

Sunday 20th February

4pm – 10pm

Ching-a-lings

133 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

$10 minimum donation on the door!

Jay Dee aka J Dilla born James Dewitt Yancey, was one of the few artists whose records were bought on sight, played until digested and then discussed among fans and critics.

He kept Hip Hop relevant long after many of its greatest heroes had left it for dead, at least creatively and is often described as “your favourite producers favourite producer”. There are many talented beat makers and producers, but there will only be one J Dilla!

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of his untimely death ‘The Main Ingredients’ celebrates the music of J Dilla paying homage to the man who shaped a new sound for Hip Hop that inspired beatsmiths, MC’s and music lovers around the globe.

Shortee Blitz (UK) /

Naiki / Ology / Jonah / Shantan Wantan

Ichiban / Sonny Syah

Hosted by Kween G (KillaQueenz)

*ALL PERFORMERS ON THE NIGHT WILL BE PLAYING FOR FREE WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING DIRECTLY TO MAUREEN “MA DUKES” YANCEY, THE MOTHER OF J DILLA*

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