Last Call: The Dilla Archives

With the release of Jay Deelicious: The Delicious Vinyl Years comes another opportunity to tap the seemingly bottomless vaults of J Dilla, the definitive Detroit producer who passed away in 2006. The benefits of these posthumous releases encouraged us to revisit our recent Dilla coverage: Hua Hsu on the death of J Dilla and James Brown; Sam Sweet on Ruff Draft; James Hughes on The Shining; and an excerpt of our cover story interview with Madlib, a fellow beatmaker and frequent Dilla collaborator.