Recommended Gem: The New York Times Presents The Legacy of J Dilla (Video)


recommended gem of a music documentary.


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It’s kinda weird that one of the best, most well-produced documentaries on the prolific and beloved Detroit beatmaker and hip-hop game-changer isn’t a standalone doc, but quietly sits as “S2 E5” as part of The New York Times Presents series on Hulu.


Nevertheless, it’s a great, inspiring yet heart-breaking film that exudes warmth and humanity, much like Dilla’s productions themselves.


I could watch it again right now.



Watch The New York Times Presents The Legacy of J Dilla on Hulu here.








Check out another recommended gem: Dilla Time, the definitive biography of  James Dewitt Yancey by Dan Charnas, here


(of which Questlove is reportedly working on his own documentary version)




listen to more of the best beats from J Dilla here