• Crate Diggers

    Crate Diggers Delves Inside J Dilla's Record Collection

    Friends, family and peers of the legendary hip hop producer discuss his influence and legacy and explore his storied collection

    We are proud to present a special edition of Crate Diggers, the series delving into the record collections of artists we love. In this edition, Talib Kweli, J. Rocc, DJ Spinna and others discuss the influence, work and legacy of revered producer J Dilla, whose productions have appeared on tracks by Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest, among his influential solo work.

    The episode, which also features Dilla's brother, rapper Illa J, and mother Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, also explores, for the first time, a portion of Dilla's vaunted record collection, with J. Rocc, DJ Spinna and rappers Frank Nitt and Grap Luva explaining each record's significance and history.

    Check out the mini-doc above for much more.