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28 Days Of Dilla #20: Da' Enna C - Now

Back in 1994, Dilla (known then as Jay Dee) produced a beat for Da’ Enna C. It was the start of something truly magical.

J Dilla - Donuts
J Dilla - Donuts

Back in 1994, Dilla (known then as Jay Dee) produced a beat for Da’ Enna C.

It’s always interesting to find out the humble beginnings of musician’s work, especially when they’ve gone on to be so influential. J Dilla is no exception. In 1994, a hip hop group named Da’ Enna C from Detroit gave the production reins to a young producer named Jay Dee. The track, Now, featured all the classic 90’s hip hop delights one would hope for: a chopped up break, an old jazzy sample and fun upbeat lyricism.

Da’ Enna C went onto release two more albums and disappeared into obscurity. Jay Dee, obviously, did not and found his way into the music of California’s The Pharcyde. As a starting point in hip hop, this was a great effort from Dilla and, knowing what he went on to create, just goes to show how much his work expanded.

Stream Now below.

Da' Enna C - Now (Prod. By J Dilla)

(P.S. – If anyone knows more about Da’Enna C, be sure to let us know!)

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