Today, February 7th, is James Dewitt Yancey’s Birthday. In remembrance, one of Dilla’s close friends and collaborators, Karriem Riggins, sat down at Iron Works Studios in Eagle Rock to touch on his friend’s legacy, and bang out a tune in his honor. PB Wolf and J Rocc also add their two cents in the beginning of the video.
Watch “J Dilla The Greatest” from Karriem’s Stones Throw debut, “Alone Together.”
Enjoy this posse cut featuring Krondon, Homeboy Sandman, Guilty Simpson and Jonwayne rapping over Karriem Riggin’s instrumental “Matador” which was released on Karriem’s album “Alone Together.” Cuts by World Famous Beat Junkie, J Rocc.
Directors Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen were winners of the Stones Throw video content last year, with their incredible clip for J Dilla’s “Last Donut of the Night.” They recently finished the official music video for “Round The Outside” from Karriem Riggins’ recently released album “Alone Together.”
Check out the music video from Karriem Riggins’ “Alone Together” album, which is out now. The video is for the track “Summer Madness” (also incorporating a piece of “Matador“) and is directed by Donovan Glover and Gerard Victor.
Karriem Riggins’ 34-track instrumental hip hop album “Alone Together” is now officially available on CD, LP and digital outlets. His name, synonymous in both jazz and hip hop worlds, currently plays drums for Diana Krall, while working with many other jazz legends, and producing for the likes of The Roots, Erykah Badu, Common, J Dilla, Slum Village and many others.