J. Dilla might have been one of the best collaborative producers with any rap artists that has every lived. Yasiin Bey was one of those collaborations, a continuous bond that apparently didn’t end when JayDee passed away nine years ago. The rapper/activist will hold tribute to Dilla on June 11, 2015 by performing over nothing but the late producer’s classic tracks.
The celebration of Dilla’s life is a constant effort by rappers and family alike. Check out “History” below, an instrumental released in 2009, 3 years after Dee’s death, with Mos Def’s undeniable lyricism.