SATURDAY MATINÉE: J Dilla In The Studio

A short Saturday Matinée featuring J Dilla, Common and Frank-N-Dank.

Something a little shorter for your Saturday Matinée but by no means poor. Filmed a few years before his unfortunate death, this five and a half minute piece of footage shows J Dilla in his basement studio, working with rapper Common and hip hop duo and frequent collaborators Frank-N-Dank. You may recognise some of Frank Nitt’s narration from one of Dilla’s beat tapes. What makes this video so special is the rare glimpse you get of Dilla at work; saying less but doing more. We can only imagine what tracks he was working on at the time.

About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.