In this video, 88 Keys Remembers J. Dilla and his influence on his life.
Two blocks away from his Harlem home,
88-Keys sits back and recalls the day Q-Tip introduced him to a little detroiter named Jay-Dee
during a Beats, Rhymes and Life recording session.
Back in 1994, Dilla hadn’t accomplished much yet,
but somehow skillz recognized skillz, and 88 gave him a beat-tape with his beeper number on it…
NB : if you’re from Newark and remember jacking this guy’s backpack in the mid-90’s,
you might be the owner of the greatest Dilla beat-tapes collection ever.
Unless you recorded some bad boy shit on them
or just threw these no-rap tapes away.