News: Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, Questlove & More Reflect On J. Dilla's Legacy, "There Was & Still Is No Producer Better"

Sunday, Feb 7, 2010 12:09PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, Questlove and more have shared their reflections on late producer J. Dilla's legacy on what would have been his 36th birthday.

Writing via Twitter, Kweli shared a few Dilla memories with his fans.

"Jay Dee produced Where Do We Go off Quality featuring Res ( @the1Res ) I toured with SlumVillage Bahamadia Phat Kat JaguarWright Jazzyfatnastees DeadPrez Gangstarr & the Roots 4 2 months in 2K okayplayer #jdilla Jay Dee had Frank and Dank pick me up from the airport in the white limo and we drove around the D first. To the penthouse suite! #jdilla Jay Dee was the most non backpackingest artist loved by people who love backpacker rap #jdilla." (Talib Kweli's Twitter)

Busta claimed no other producer has matched Dilla's production work to this day.

"JUST 4 THE RECORD THERE WAS AND STILL IS NO PRODUCER BETTER THAN J.DILLA...DON'T ANY OF U EVER 4GET THAT!!!TRUST..." (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)

Quest and his Roots band paid homage to the late artist's memory.

"lol @ me & @djbrainchild thinking the other was gonna play the obvious #jdilla joints at donutsareforever #dilla im tired as hell, but im always up for treats. enjoy these joints the roots did in honor of dilla. @swiftfmhttp://bit.ly/cWfNCd." (Questlove's Twitter)

Q-Tip placed emphasis on the relevance of Dilla's birthday by requesting fans to make his name a trending topic through Twitter.

"happy bday to the greatest hiphop producer ever... my BROTHA!!! JAMES YANCEY a.k.a. J Dilla. your spirit is 4eva my dude.. LETS GO! all my followers lets hit the #jdilla all day..." (Q-Tip's Twitter)

Check out a J Dilla tribute compilation below:

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