Happy Birthday J-Dilla
February 7th, 1974
Today would have been Dilla’s 47th birthday. “Dubbed The Godfather of lo-fi Hip Hop” – Dilla changed the world, and influenced so many.
Dilla’s work transcended subcultures primarily with the drop of The Pharcyde’s Labcabincalifornia, which Dilla produced seven tracks. The song Drop was featured on the skateboarding video 411VM issue 16 in 1996. For a trip down memory lane check out this rare interview and the 411VM issue that exposed Dilla’s work to skateboarding culture.