28 Days Of Dilla #21: Jay Dee on Gilles Peterson’s World Wide (2001)


Relive a rare J Dilla interview with Gilles Peterson back in 2001.

As you know, Dilla interviews are rare. That’s why you should definitely get a hold of this one if you can. While on Gilles Peterson’s World Wide show back in 2001, Jay Dee spoke candidly about his work process for his solo debut album Welcome 2 Detroit, his production work with The Pharcyde, Common, Q-Tip and plenty of other stories. Compared to other interviews, Dilla unfortunately sounds a lot more lethargic here, which may indicate he wasn’t feeling so well at the time. The fact that he was still willing to do an interview pays testament to his resilience throughout his career.

Stream the interview below and enjoy the jams.

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  • tyrone_09s

    what is the instrumental at 18:07 please!

    • It’s the instrumental to Slum Village’s This Beat (Keep It On)

    • starchildluke

      Keep It On by Slum Village

  • DirtyFred

    What is the first beat?

    • starchildluke

      From the very beginning, it’s The Love by A Tribe Called Quest.

      • DirtyFred

        You are the man. Thank you