This is an interview and tribute to artist, JahOfYork’s hometown, Hip-hop and the persons that made his music possible. Whether directly or through inspiration, The Root stands for where you come from, high or low, far or wide. Get in touch with your own root(s) and let the world know. Its a part of who you are!
J. Dilla’s Lost Scrolls / Snap Judgment, “The Reunion”
When record store owner Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection out of an abandoned storage unit, he has no idea what he’s stumbled across. Jeff learns the collection once belonged to the late great J Dilla, one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. Along with the thousands of LP’s from Dilla’s personal collection, there is something else that is uncovered, something huge…
Producer Pat Mesiti-Miller talks with Jeff Bubeck and Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey.
Check out the J Dilla Foundation and some of the music found in the storage.
BURDEN: It was a piece of sculpture, and it was the best thing I could think of doing at that time. That’s why I did it.
PHILBIN: [laughs] Chris has got me here. We’re gonna — hang in there Chris, and we’re gonna solve this together. As a piece of sculpture…
PHILBIN: You allowed someone to shoot you?
PHILBIN: With a gun?
PHILBIN: And in your mind, that was the sculpture, the result of you being shot.
BURDEN: No, just the moment when I was getting shot was the sculpture, just that instant when the bullet traveled from the gun into my arm. And then after that, it’s all over. That was the sculpture; it was less than a second.
'Good News' appearing on #SouuulCosmik Produced and written by #JahOfYork | #Funktional J Album Releases | Late Summer 2013
released 10 July 2013 'Good News' appearing on #SouuulCosmik Produced and written by #JahOfYork | #Funktional J Guitar by Mauricio Leijser Album Releases | Late Summer 2013 Photo by Leonardo Musa Design by Merijn van den Brand