A Tribute To Jay Dee

“Whats is the look of… It’s got something to do with, uh…
being a man and handlin’ your biz… what’s love got to do with it?
Ask SV, It’s all bullshit… You Know what Love Is!

-J-88 “The Look Of Love”

Over the weekend, Ive gotten the feeling that hiphop has unified and sort of aligned itself after the sudden death of James Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla, Producer extraordinaire on Friday Feb. 10th 2006. Days after his 32nd birthday and the day of his latest release, Donuts… From reading numerous sites and blogs, The man kept making beats until his last breath. That is true hiphop in its form. He was sick for a very long time and I think he had his own personal reasons not to divulge the severity of his illness. He probably didnt want people to pity him. I have a strong belief that music was his everything and he wanted to delight the world with his lucious, spacy vibes until the very end. He has transcended to the next plateau and left us back on earth with a catalog of music that we will come to find and rediscover time after time. It’s sad that alot of people didnt know who Jay Dee was. I am glad that now, generations of music fans from all walks of life will come to discover what we have been buzzing about since the mid-nineties. Just look at that catalog and read all the titles he worked on, All the artists he collaborated with. Jay Dee was a very blessed man and was very humble. Instead of being in front of the spotlight, He chose to take the high road and let his talent speak for him. I spent a good portion of this weekend, compiling and putting together this “Jay Dee Tribute Mix”. This is only a mear sampling of what he produced. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I am and I hope some of you will listen to these tracks for this time and walk away aware of who Jay Dilla was. I strongly encourage you all to purchase his vinyls, CD’s, Cassettes, DVD’s, MP3’s and keep his legacy alive. Jay Dilla, I thank you for all the incredible music… I can honestly say, Your mid-nineties classics were the soundtrack to my life!

R.I.P. Jay Dee

Alexander A. Mendez
DJ Audio1

Jay Dee Tribute Mix
Compiled and Mixed by DJ Audio1

Download Here

Wale Oyejide feat. Jay Dee-Theres A War Goin On
J-88-Keep It On
Jaylib-The Message
Janet Jackson feat. Q-Tip-Gone Til It’s Gone (Ummah Jay Dee’s Mix)
1st Down-It Dont Get No Liver Than This
Common-Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)
Slum Village-I Dont Know
J-88-The Look Of Love
Jaylib-The Red
Phat Kat-Dedication To The Suckers
Slum Village-Players
The Pharcyde-Runnin
A Tribe Called Quest-Find A Way
A Tribe Called Quest-1nce Again
The Pharcyde-Drop
Jay Dee feat. Pete Rock-Niggaz Know
J Dilla-Lightworks
Common feat. Slum Village and Jay Dee-Thelonius
Q-Tip-Wait Up
Common-The Light
Slum Village feat. J Dilla-Reunion
Jay Dee-Fuck The Police
Jay Dee-Think Twice
Phat Kat-Dont Nobody Care About Us
Jaylib feat. Frank N Dank-Mcnasty Filth
J Dilla-Two Can Win

    • Anonymous
    • February 14th, 2006

    Hey – appreciate the mix, Dilla was always underrated – one post on a blog somewhere in space said he created soundscapes, never a “Sound” or a “hook” that was unmistakably Dilla, more it was a warmth, a blanket for you to be surrounded in…my words now, not the blogs… anyway… you can’t ahve every great Dilla tune on the mix, but shame there was hardly any Pharcyde…nor Busta Rhymes’ Dilla remix of got You All in Check… ah well…

  1. Trust me man… I had some hard choices to make. I have another mix like 1/2 way done with even more shit on it. I’ll post it up soon. I think plenty of people will be covering him in the meantime. I took a lil different approach and showcased various things he did. Some people are mad that I didnt put any Amp Fiddler or Spacek in the mix. You cant satisfy everyone. Im glad were all on the same page as far as Dilla is concerned.


  2. This is a great mix!

    Big up!

  3. man, he was so dope. its bugged cause when you sit back and really read the liner credits, you realized this dude’s work ethic was tremendous. He did mad stuff. we did a house party the other night and it was like “dag, i didn’t know he did that track..” its just endless

    to be honest, we don’t realize the loss of this brother.

    I totally forgot he was in the Ummah.

    man, he will be missed.

    • Anonymous
    • February 25th, 2006

    wowww !!! great mix bro !!!

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