How this legendary hip hop producer humanized a machine

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J Dilla made his MPC3000 musical. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO There's a halo of reverence around J Dilla, a producer and beatmaker from Detroit who made some of the most fascinating and influential beats in hip hop history. Before his early death in 2006, J Dilla worked with countless artists and producers - from Erykah Badu and Janet Jackson to Busta Rhymes and Madlib - and developed an off-kilter style of rhythm and sampling that transcended the machine he used to create music, the Akai Midi Production Center, otherwise known as the MPC. Spotify Playlist created by Okayplayer: open.spotify.com/user/okayplayer87/playlist/0Xd9a6zJMMYLURcINKVkQd Brian "Raydar" Ellis' music: soundcloud.com/raydarellis Further reading: Compiled list of Dilla samples: dilladata.wordpress.com/ Redbull Music Academy: www.redbullmusicacademy.com/lectures/questlove-new-york-2013 Don't Cry breakdown: tinysubversions.com/essays/dontcry/ Why J Dilla May Be Jazz's Latest Great Innovator via NPR: www.npr.org/sections/ablogsupreme/2013/02/07/171349007/why-j-dilla-may-be-jazzs-latest-great-innovator Waajeed breaks down Dilla samples: www.youtube.com/channel/UCpigwriKVfrYf-_90KMHFIA History of the MPC: reverb.com/news/a-brief-history-of-the-akai-mpc Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o

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