10 Key J Dilla Beats

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J Dilla, "Think Twice" feat. Dwele

This remake of Donald Byrd's 1974 classic showed that Dilla's skills extended far beyond beat machines and samplers. With live drums, bass and horns and Detroit crooner Dwele backing him up, he re-crafted this well-worn crate-diggers' cult favorite into a hazy, ethereal daydream.

(Photo: Roger Erickson / Stones Throw Records)

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