House Shoes holding the Motown 12" of Rick James "Give It To Me Baby" sampled by J Dilla on Common's "Dooinit"

Once again, House Shoes dusts off his needles to break down a J Dilla beat–this time for Common – “Dooinit” off Like Water For Chocolate–as only he can: “What makes Jay the best is that he’s just the f**kin’ best.” Seriously, if you’re not up on this beat, Jay’s screw, chop & flip of Rick James‘ bassline off “Give It To Me Baby” (see the Motown promo-only 12″ above) might legitimately blow your mind. To quote Shoes again: “Sh*t is outta control.” And to quote Rick: “Cocaine is a hell of a drug.” Watch below to get your beads pushed back.

props to B47


  • Please give this man a Web Series talking about new releases Okayplayer.
    He is beyond funny!

  • greg

    I hear that aint nobody fucking with Dilla I had an argument with some one the other day he says he is a big hip hop fan but said Dilla and Hi-Tek were bland and boring and than someone else interupted me and said yea I agree Dilla is mad overrated jesus christ what is it with some people J-Dilla was a genuis

  • K Samson

    Dilla was a master on the beats! He didn’t need ghost producers like Dre needed Hi-Tek and Scott Storch to help him score beats. Or better yet Jermaine Dupree secretly having No I.D. help him produce Mariah Carey’s album. DIlla was a one man wrecking crew. Even when he was in Ummah that was mainly him scoring the deals with Tipster and Ali.