BBC Radio 1Xtra just wrapped up their five part Gone Too Soon series on their Stories show with a retrospective on the late J. Dilla. The show, hosted by Benji B, tells the history of one of the greatest hip-hop beatmakers of all time through the tales of his mother Ma Dukes and his brother Illa J, along with hip-hop notables Plug Two from De La Soul, Mos Def, Questlove from The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J.Rocc, Waajeed, and fellow Slum Village member T3. Throughout all the drama centered around his estate after his death, this was such a beautiful piece on the late James Yancey. This is the way his life should be celebrated. The J. Dilla show along with the other Gone Too Soon episodes are streaming here at BBC Radio 1xtra for the rest of the week.
BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Stories – Gone Too Soon: J Dilla