4 Songs, 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This posthumous release is less than 10 minutes, but that’s enough time to remind you why J Dilla remains such a revered figure among hip-hop heads. Each of its four cuts highlights his lean, head-nodding production skills and oft-overlooked mic abilities; the vintage organ stabs of “Dewitt to Do It” drip with old-school flavor, while the off-kilter drum loops of “The Throwaway” find Dilla, his brother Illa J, and Frank Nitt trading slick verses with breezy brevity.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This posthumous release is less than 10 minutes, but that’s enough time to remind you why J Dilla remains such a revered figure among hip-hop heads. Each of its four cuts highlights his lean, head-nodding production skills and oft-overlooked mic abilities; the vintage organ stabs of “Dewitt to Do It” drip with old-school flavor, while the off-kilter drum loops of “The Throwaway” find Dilla, his brother Illa J, and Frank Nitt trading slick verses with breezy brevity.

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