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Watch ?uestlove’s tribute DJ set to J. Dilla

on November 28, 2012, 11:51am

Questlove J Dilla

Earlier this month, Questlove paid tribute to longtime friend and collaborator J. Dilla with a 60-minute DJ set for the Boiler Room. A full recording of the performance was recently upload on YouTube and you can watch it below.

Awesomely enough, Questlove posted a few anecdotes in the comments section of the video, explaining that the opening track “was the first beat i made w/ dilla for the things fall apart album. but we went with dynamite instead. after he died i went to rework the beat.” He said of the track at the 11-minute mark, “one of dilla’s tracks flipping ‘grease’ ‘is’ ‘the’ ‘word’ on his beat tapes.”

In related news, a new 7″ box set containing Dilla’s 2006 album Donuts is slated for a January release.

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