About a week ago, one of my Facebook friends polled several music lovers as to their Top 10 songs from Jay-Dee aka J Dilla, aka James Dewitt Yancey. Intrigued by the answers of others, I really found myself going down a wonderful lane of memories-as I contemplated my answer. How do you really limit one's decade+ of classic material to just a Top Ten? Better yet, how do you choose which ones will be on the list-as opposed to left off the list of greats. So much quality-in so little time. Still I felt compelled to showcase a few of my personal faves in post. For those who are already fans, here's a little something to help you through the day. For those not quite as familiar with Dilla's production talent, here's a little sample of why we still talk about about him six years after his passing. R.I.P J Dilla.
Oh and here's my complete Top 10 List (Not In Any Particular Order). "Thelonius" - Common / "She Said" - Pharcyde / "Climax" - Slum Village / "For Moms" - ATCQ / "It's Like That" (Welcome to Detroit) - Jay Dee / "Featuring Fat Cat" (Welcome to Detroit) - Jay Dee / "Little Brother" - Black Star / "Stakes Is High" - De La Soul / "History" - Mos & Kweli / "So Far To Go" - Common & D'Angelo / "Fall In Love" - Slum Village / "Drop" - Pharcyde / "10 Bricks" - Raekwon feat Ghostface & Cappadonna