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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
J DILLA IN STUDIO WITH COMMON AND THE SOULQUARIANS [VIDEO]
On this anniversary of the transition for the great James Yancey, we have some Electric Circus footage (courtesy of Ahmir Thompson of course) with Common, Dilla, James Poyser, Frank Knuckles and the late Jef Lee Johnson vibing, creating, and innovating. It is a great look into the recording process for The Soulquarians. Jam session after jam session resulted in some monumental moments for the collective. This particular 2002 session showcases what that in-studio magic would lead up to (the underrated and slept-on Electric Circus).
It's been nine years since Dilla left us in the physical, but he left all of us with musical blueprints that will span the decades and generations. Let this brief footage remind us that he is never truly gone.