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Here in NYC, J Dilla month really kicked off in a major way this past Friday at the 5th edition of Donuts Are Forever at Santos Party House. Everyone got a chance to spend the night dancing and celebrating the life of J Dilla. Today, on the date of James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey’s birth, we get a closer look at his life, influence, and music by those who knew him best, with J Dilla: Still Shinning. The trailer sparked some conversation topics that are still being discussed, now lets take some time out to see the full project from Brian ‘B. Kyle’ Atkins. BKyle describes this as more of a remembrance piece than a documentary, the vid starts on the day of Dilla’s funeral service (2/10/06) and gives us exclusive interviews with his close friends and family, unseen photos, and rare concert footage. Powerful stuff right here. Gone but never forgotten, Dilla shines on (Rest In Power).

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  • DIANDRE PICKETT

    OK I NEED A 10 CD DISCOGRAPHY SET OF THE LATE GREATS WORK.
    I LOVE DILLAS WORK AND OWN MOST OF IT.BUT I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ALL OF HIS WORKS IN ONE SET.

    • lawrence

      if this d pickett from englewood i got most of that dilla shit get @ me

  • http://soulmindproductions.com Groove City

    Yo this is the dopest shit Ive ever seen…Dilla inspires me like no other. Ive been a Dilla student since forever!

  • http://www.globalfusionproductions.com Globa Fusion

    yes some one please put together a compilation to raise funds for his foundation because there’s so much greatness that much more of the world needs to hear , to have & to hold for life in honor of the late great J.Dilla.!

  • http://www.iheartdilla.com A-TRAIN

    If you’re in the DMV please come out and support this J Dilla Tribute in DC. Ticket sales benefit the J Dilla Foundation. Raise it up! http://iheartdilladc2011.eventbee.com

  • http://twitter.com/whitekobe whitekobe

    This is so dope to hear all the takes from the industry cats.
    Btw, everything that is said about Dilla in here can pretty much be said for Madlib as well.

  • Dipak Chand

    True inspiration, long live Dilla

    Great Documentary

  • http://www.outdaboxmedia.com Cril of Out Da BoxTV

    Dope! This has some really interesting footage.

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  • http://artfullywest.tumblr.com KiNtaRoWeSt!!!!!

    That was wonderful……that’s all I got to say about that…a little speechless…..good times

  • Ras Hotep

    Beatiful

  • Ras Hotep

    beautiful

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  • A.J.

    yo. not trying to slam. jay dee was the man. but the typos (not slang) in the on screen text are horrendous. at 2:30 the word is Tenacious. Tanacious is a tanning salon in Houston. still much love.

  • inga

    Amazing.
    Shit made me cry.
    DILLA IS THE GREATEST!

  • Honeysucklebrown

    Thank you…

  • Footnotes

    He’ll be back, great souls like his always return to bless the world over and over again. Also, shout outs to B. Kyle for playing his position and documenting history.

  • http://www.myspace.com/zubrainzmusic. zubrainz

    wow this is dope as hell man……..wow…..he most def influenced me.learned about this nigga while in japan….and been in love with the music since. rip dilla….as this is made into dvd im coppin this…

  • se.po

    The music of DILLA speaks for itself. .R.I.P. DILLA!!!! THE MUSIC IS MISSING YOU!!!!

  • http://x-mass.bandcamp.com AxLe

    Im so jealous of the people who got to sit and hear a dilla beat be made! :(((((((((((((((((

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  • dapluva!

    Dilla been the best act like ya know it dammit and turn it up!!! columbus ga in here S.E.C Dive Team

  • PhillyROOTed

    Dope……

  • http://www.twitter.com/snapper71 Snapper71

    Outstanding! Thank god he wasn’t lazy, he left behind a lifetime of work for us to continue discovering and enjoying.

    R.I.P. J Dilla

  • http://www.dynamicproducer.com dynamicproducer

    J. Dilla STILL shining…no doubt!

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  • Ghetto GODfather

    Jay Dee was/is/will ALWAYS be that MAN!! The greatest hip-hopper we ever seen. The first of the only two to die b/c of hip-hop. The other was Baatin, his right hand. Y’all better stop sleeping on Dilla, SV, and other groups like them before they all vanish. Celebrate his life by supporting Musical Arts in school for the young people. Celebrate by supporting REAL HIP-HOP!! To the greatest musician of our generation, Rest In Beats!!!

  • almostpia

    I’m crying watching this because HE IS THE GREATEST and nobody really gave him his just dues. Hip Hop…I mean Real Hip Hop music is at a lost today because you don’t have him anymore. It will be up to those who loved him like Common, Q-TIP, QuestLove to share with the world what he has done.

    I heard Pharrell Williams saying how he was his favorite producer and it would have been so dope for Pharrell to take his mainstream appeal and shine a light on his music. So legendary and so under the radar RIP J-Dilla aka Jay Dee aka Pay Jay

  • http://www.Whydomencheatthemovie.com Delano Glass

    J-Dilla was truly an amazing talent. I’m honored to have known him & also watch him create & witness first hand his overall genius. Being a contributor to this film makes it even more special……RIP J-Dilla & Baatin….SV FOREVER! Delano Glass- Real Entertainment Films Realentfilms@gmail.com