It’s the magical time of year again you guys. Not just Black History Month, or time of the annual grammies, NBA all star game in LA, it’s Dilla’s birthday. In honor of what is undoubtedly the best hip hop producer of all time, here’s “J.Dilla : Still Shining” the documentary for the fans that know him best told by the people who love him.
“Tonight it’s Transmissions, and Dibia$e got a gig tonight. You should meet us up there, come through its going to be dope.” I’m being invited to Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown by man himself. I just ran into the famed multi-hyphenate (producer/dj/emcee) the night before in the Arts District. The front entrance isn’t packed like it is on the weekends, and the food trucks and vendors are nowhere to been seen. It’s still one of the rare examples of amazing venues in Los Angeles. …MORE
Frequent collaborator with the SA-RA Creative Partners and Georgia Anne Muldrow, Ms. Rose is already building quite the reputation for her energetic solo stage show and has just released “The Barber’s Daughter” earlier this year. I recently had a chance to sit down and ask about her favorite artists, working with new media at the eWorld Electronic Music Awards where she performed alongside SA-RA.