10 Key J Dilla Beats

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The Pharcyde, "Runnin'"

This 1995 classic was Dilla's breakout production, introducing him to audiences beyond the Detroit underground for the first time. Backed by two loops from Stan Getz' "Saudade Vem Correndo" and Dilla's swinging drums and filtered bass — a signature throughout his career — "Runnin'" is still every bit as breathtakingly gorgeous as it was 17 years ago.

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