Podcasts & Mixes

2DopeRadio: Salute To J Dilla, Vol. 3

blame it on Meka February 7, 2022

Today (Feb. 7) would have marked the 48th birthday of one James Dewitt Yancey, better known as Jay Dee and/or J Dilla. As many of us know, the prolific producer and rapper passed of a combination of a rare blood disease and lupus, robbing the music world of one of its most proliferative talents.

As the hip hop world celebrates his life and legacy throughout the month, I spun an all-Dilla set during my monthly streaming residence at Brooklyn’s Rise Radio. So, I felt it was only right if the DopeHouse honored him than by presenting that mix here.

At a little under two hours, I spun samples (Gap Mangione, Ahmad Jamal), party staples (Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest), instrumentals, R&B cuts (Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu), under-the-radar cuts (Four Tet, T-Love), blends and more. I hope that you enjoy this session, and that somewhere in the heavens J Dilla is over all of us smiling.

Tracklist and stream below.

  1. Words from RZA (Intro)
  2. J Dilla – Crushin’ (Yeeeeaah!)
  3. Illa J – Strugglin’ (Instrumental)
  4. Erykah Badu – Cleva
  5. Erykah Badu – My Life
  6. J Dilla – One For Ghost
  7. Ghostface Killah – Whip You With A Strap
  8. Illa J – Alien Family (Instrumental)
  9. Vivian Green – Fanatic (Dilla’s Remix)
  10. J Dilla – Stop
  11. J Dilla – Body Movin’ f. J. Rocc & Karriem RIggins
  12. Illa J – Timeless
  13. D’Angelo – Feel Like Makin’ Love
  14. D’Angelo – Me & Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine (J Dilla Remix)
  15. Illa J – R U Listenin’? (Instrumental)
  16. Nas – The Season
  17. T-Love – When You’re Older (Ode To The Pickaninny)
  18. Busta Rhymes – It’s A Party (The Ummah Remix) f. Zhané
  19. J Dilla – The Shining, Pt. 1 (Diamonds) f. Kenny Wray
  20. Mood – Secret Of The Sand (Jay Dee Remix)
  21. The Pharcyde – Bullsh*t
  22. Slum Village – Fantastic
  23. Slum Village – Fantastic 4
  24. Slum Village – Fantastic 3
  25. Slum Village – Fantastic 2
  26. Janet Jackson – Got Til It’s Gone f. Q-Tip & Joni Mitchell
  27. A Tribe Called Quest – That Sh*t f. J Dilla
  28. Gap Mangione – Diana In The Autumn Wind
  29. Slum Village – Fall In Love
  30. Slum Village – Fall In Love (Remix)
  31. Slum Village – Fall In Love (Remix) f. Samiyyah
  32. De La Soul – Stakes Is High
  33. De La Soul – Much More f. Yummy Bingham
  34. A Tribe Called Quest – Mardi Gras At Midnight f. Rah Digga
  35. J Dilla – Don’t Cry
  36. A Tribe Called Quest – 4 Moms f. Spanky
  37. The Kid Daytona – Contemplation f. Tiara Wiles
  38. Jaylib – Starz (Instrumental)
  39. J Dilla – Ma Dukes (Instrumental)
  40. Ahmad Jamal – Ghetto Child
  41. Common – They Say f. John Legend
  42. Slum Village – Players
  43. Slum Village – Tainted f. Dwele
  44. Slum Village – The Look Of Love
  45. Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá – Saudade Vem Correndo
  46. Devin Tracy – What You Won’t Do For Love (Runnin’ Mash Up)
  47. J Dilla – Time (Donut Of The Heart)
  48. A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
  49. J Dilla – Won’t Do
  50. Slum Village – Get Dis Money
  51. LaToiya Williams – Everytime
  52. The Pharcyde – Drop
  53. The Roots – Dynamite!
  54. Joe Pass – Giant Steps
  55. Q-Tip – Let’s Ride (Instrumental)
  56. Bobby Caldwell – Open Your Eyes
  57. J Dilla – Smack A B**ch
  58. The Brand New Heavies – Sometimes (Remix) f. Q-Tip
  59. Oh No – Move Pt. 2 f. J Dilla & Roc C
  60. Common – Funky For You f. Bilal & Jill Scott
  61. J Dilla – Rico Suave Bossa Nova
  62. J Dilla – F**k The Police (Instrumental)
  63. De La Soul – Shoomp f. Sean Paul
  64. Four Tet – As Serious As Your Life (Remix) f. J Dilla & Guilty Simpson
  65. J Dilla – Nothing Like This (Instrumental)
  66. Common – I Am Music f. Jill Scott
  67. Q-Tip – Breathe & Stop
  68. Fatback Band – Chillin’ Out
  69. Slum Village – Hustle f. Busta Rhymes
  70. Words From Snoop Dogg (Outro)