It’s Funny when ppl say “J Dilla Changed My Life” .. Thats a “cool” thing to say now, you see it on tee shirts and shit. But honestly I’ve heard it in the voices of many, including my own. Jay really did change lives . I didn’t even know he existed til 2006. A week later he was gone. The Roots did the XXL cover in tribute. Blew my mind. Making this ‘gram homie to let you know you introduced me and a few of my homies to an entirely different spectrum of hip hop . @hak_100_proof will tell you.
Then we started looking back like “shit he produced that? Woulda never known.” So Low key but so influential . From a younger God to an Older God.
You Made me look at the way we made beats differently , you opened a gateway to a totally different level of what I thought I’d hear and what I thought I could create. Facts . I thank You for that . It’s only right I continue to push it forward. Happy birthday, may you Rest iN Beats