Friday, February 10, 2006

J Dilla / Donuts / Rating 7.9

The end result is akin to Norman Smith and DJ Shadow sitting in on a RZA-produced session-- spry, voiceless prog-hop by any other name.

No review of a review here today.

I just wanted to pass along some very sad news. It appears that J Dilla (James Yancey) has passed away. I don't have much more info on this breaking news yet but it appears to be true.

"LOS ANGELES - Hip-hop producer J Dilla, whose soulful beats formed the backdrop to songs by artists like Common and A Tribe Called Quest, died Friday of complications from lupus, his manager said. He was 32."

I will post more info when I get it.

This just in: Pitchfork has just posted this as their lead news story.