Fuse.TV’s web series “Crate Diggers” has profiled the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Diamond D and others. Now, the web team at Fuse is taking a look at the record collection and legacy of J Dilla (f/k/a Jay Dee). While the Detroit, Michigan producer/emcee and Slum Village co-founder tragically died in 2006 from complications due to Lupus, some of his family and storied collaborators are helping fans understand his musical ingredients.
Today (March 18), Fuse released the trailer to the March 20 full-length webisode on Fuse.TV. Among those who contributed are Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Talib Kweli and JayLib member J. Rocc. The footage explores a painting tribute made about J Dilla from his friends, a portion of his record collection in storage and more.
UPDATE: As promised, Fuse.TV has posted the full J Dilla episode of “Crate Diggers” which is also streamable below: