10 Key J Dilla Beats

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  • 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
  • J Dilla, Jay Dee
  • The Pharcyde, J Dilla

Janet Jackson feat. Q-Tip, "Got 'Til It's Gone"

Though Dilla's Ummah alliance resulted in some amazing work, at times it also served to obscure his contributions. This 1997 Janet Jackson hit was officially credited to Janet, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, but the Ummah has long claimed they were behind the track. And with the bubbling bass line, dusty Rhodes chords and slick Joni Mitchell sample, it's impossible not to hear Dilla's fingerprints all over this one. 

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