10 Key J Dilla Beats

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  • J Dilla, Jay Dee
  • The Pharcyde, J Dilla
  • De La Soul, J Dilla
  • A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla
  • Janet Jackson, Q-Tip, J Dilla
  • Slum Village, J Dilla
  • Common, J Dilla, Questlove, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu
  • J Dilla, Dwele
  • J Dilla
  • Busta Rhymes, J Dilla
  • J Dilla

De La Soul, "Stakes Is High"

Dilla did it again the following year with "Stakes Is High," crafting another classic and easing the fears of any De La fans worried about the end of their partnership with long-time producer/guru Prince Paul. D once again shows off his filtering expertise with a dramatic piano loop from Ahmad Jamal's "Swahililand." De La and Dilla would go on to work together for years, yielding later bangers such as "Much More."

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