Whoops, missed this one yesterday, apologies about that. Yesterday would’ve been influential hip hop artist J Dilla’s 40th birthday as well as the 8th anniversary of his album Donuts which was released three days before his death. In remembrance of J Dilla, our Song-A-Day for February 7 is “Time: The Donut of the Heart”.
Tyler and Ricky were lucky enough to get to talk to the guy who created the Fuse online series “Crate Diggers.” For those of you who don’t know, “Crate Diggers” is a project which interviews individuals who are collectors of vinyl records. Some are classic hip hop producers, some are visual artists, others musicians, all of them certified music nerds. Jason tells us stories about meeting Pete Rock and getting to hold the record used to make the classic “T.R.O.Y.”, walking onto the So So Def estate of Jermaine Dupri, and looking into the un-seen collection of the late-great J.Dilla.
Listen to the interview below
Watch “Crate Diggers” here