10 Key J Dilla Beats

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J Dilla, "Won't Do"

Though Dilla's impact and legacy is anchored in his groundbreaking production, he was no slouch on the mic either, and he had a gift for sung hooks, as heard on this cut from The Shining, released after his death. But the beat is still the undeniable, astonishing highlight, Dilla's subtle synth work and brilliant use of the Isley Brothers' "Between the Sheets."

(Photo:  Stones Throw Records)

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