Japan Loves Jay : DJ Mitsu The Beats Drops An On- Point Tribute To J Dilla w/ 'Celebration Of Jay' LP
Just as much as Jay may have loved Japan, the pacific rim appears to reciprocate that affection in spades. Japan’s DJ Mitsu The Beats has compiled an impressive slate of original Dilla-fied jawns, putting one up for the GOAT with a proper tributary LP of choice grooves. From start to finish, the drums are tight and crunchy, the chops are pin-point and soul-drenched and the audible experience is fluid, yet dynamic, bearing many of the sonic marks of the rap-game superhero without faking the funk. Stream this necessary/proper tribute and read a word from the the immensely talented frequency constructor on the role Dilla played in his life below. Get your screw-face ready fam, this one’s certified. Cop the tape over on Bandcamp stat, if ya know what’s good for ya.
“The intension of this album is not to imitate, but to present myself while reflecting on how his influence has helped me to find my own style. This is a dedication of my style to him, which would not have been possible without his influence. I will continue to respect him. Thank you Jay Dee / Jay Dilla. “