In the spirit of Steak & BJ Day, here’s the original version of J Dilla’s Crushin, produced by Waajeed.
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Fans of Dilla and Ruff Draft will know a completely different version of Crushin’, sampling Sylvia Robinson’s Sweet Stuff and The Cannonball Adderley Quintet’s Soul Virgo. But what you might not know is Waajeed of Bling47 produced the original version. The story goes that while Djing with Houseshoes in San Francisco, they went to visit J Rocc who was staying the area. The discussion soon moved onto Dilla rarities and Dilla had made known that he liked Jeedo’s version. Waajeed’s take on Crushin is a lot more minimalistic than Dilla’s but still serves up enough of a soul groove to keep you vibing.
Stream it below and keep crushin’, yeeeeah!