Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm - BookMCD
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In this groundbreaking biography of J Dilla, author Dan Charnas brings together a history of hip-hop and the culture that surrounds it into one narrative, and chronicles the story of the man who did so much to shape and create that music and culture. Though you may not know his name, J Dilla is perhaps the most influential musical producer of the last thirty years. Working with the likes of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, and revered by names in hip-hop as ubiquitous and renowned as Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, Dilla revolutionized the music scene. From his upbringing in Detroit to his tragically premature death at the age of 32, Charnas charts the career of a truly exceptional figure in the history of rhythm, and explores what exactly it was about Dilla's beats that will ensure his place in the annals of music history. A great gift for the hip-hop enthusiast in your life, or for anyone curious to know more about the almost scientific, almost spiritual practice of revolutionizing rhythm.