10 Essential J Dilla Tributes

Our favourite tribute is still House ShoesThe King James Version Vol. One – a lovingly and expertly constructed journey through the dusty vinyl grooves that Dilla sampled. From the basis of a Frank-N-Dank cult favorite, through that of a Fantastic SV moment, to Donuts’ irresistible ingredients, Shoes’ thorough work shines the light on his friend’s ear for a sneaky loop, his affection for perfectly imperfect chops and his knack for extracting the soul from a forgotten musical fragment and making it something altogether new, something his own.

DOWNLOAD House Shoes – The King James Version Vol. One

“Shoes!!! Need that mayne! Where can i buy it?” – Questlove (The Roots)


“House Shoes just showed us how much of a genius Dilla was even more with this cd and how crazy Dilla’s record collection was… I’m just now finding some of these samples…He was light years ahead of us…” – Black Milk

“The King James Version is a must for all you hardcore Dilla fans or for Sample Heads. Shoes is the only person besides J.Rocc who can put something together like this…..listening to this will make your head crack! Don’t sleep!” – DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies)


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