Today marks nine years since Jay Dilla passed, and the Hip-Hop world is paying tribute to the late producer. Fresh off another Grammy win over the weekend with Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Robert Glasper dropped his newest tribute track featuring Dilla’s Slum Village counterpart T3.
Okayplayer premiered the exclusive that will also appear on Glasper’s upcoming album. Glasper had this story to share about meeting Dilla for the first time:
So when I met Dilla, the first thing I asked him was ‘Where’d you get “Still Shining?’” which was a song he did for Busta Rhymes, which is one of my favorite hip-hop beats of all time. Actually, it’s my favorite hip-hop beat of all time. He literally pulled out the record and showed me what he did and how he did it right there. He was a very sharing kinda dude, you know you asked him a question and he’d tell you exactly how he did it.
The official Dilla tribute happened this past weekend in Miami, but there are other ones taking place across the country like the Donuts Are Forever 9 party in Brooklyn.