whatsgood. playlist 059: this one is for Dilla

It's Wednesday, so time for our weekly playlist. Because today is the 8th of February, we decided to do something a bit different. Yesterday would have marked James Dewitt Yancey's 43rd birthday and Friday it will be 11 years ago that the world lost this legendary and phenomenally talented musician better known as J Dilla or Jay Dee. His influence can still be heard in today's hip-hop and r&b music, but also in a lot of electronic music and he can be considered as one of the originators of the entire neo-soul genre. His great influence is underlined by the multitude of "tributes" that can be found across the web, by known and celebrated artists as well as unknown bedroom producers. For today's playlist we've selected 45 Dilla tribute tracks to pay homage to one of the greatest to ever touch an MPC: this one is for Dilla!