Without a doubt James Yancey is one of the most inspiring producers of our time. Almost every Hip Hop related beatmaker was influenced by his work and has dedicated at least one song to him. We went through all these songs and found some Dilla tributes that are either unknown or almost forgotten and hardly available. Songs from great and well known artists such as Jesse Boykins III, IAMNOBODI, Flying Lotus, PYRMDPLAZA and Kaytranada. But we also found dope tributes by less popular cats like HLMNSRA and Freshman Fly.
To celebrate J Dilla’s birthday we decided to put these songs together and share them with you. Listen to our “The Lost Dilla Tributes” EP right above and download the single songs via Soundcloud.