The Legacy of J Dilla with Dan Charnas, Opinions on Big Thief & Sarah Shook & the Disarmers


The music world lost legendary hip hop producer and artist J Dilla far too soon, and for many people, he’s still relatively unknown. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Dan Charnas about his book on J Dilla’s rhythmic innovation, artistry and close relationships with Common, Questlove, D’Angelo and more. Plus, the hosts review new albums from Big Thief and Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. 

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J Dilla with Dan Charnas


Jim and Greg chat with author and journalist Dan Charnas about his book Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla. They discuss J Dilla's game-changing rhythmic genius and how artists like Common, D’Angelo and more took his innovation to new heights. They also talk about his early death and impact.

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