Contact Us

Here Are 33 Great J Dilla Beats

Welcome To Detroit And Rakim Perform For Rue Hip Hop Festival
Richard Bord, Getty Images

Perhaps we should start this list off by saying, technically, no one J Dilla song is better than the other. When we think about our fallen brother in beats, we don’t have one negative thing to say about his body of work. We like all of it. We really do. But, as is the case with most fans, there are some songs we play more often than all the others. In honor of James “J Dilla” Yancey’s life (which was tragically taken from us unexpectedly on February 10, 2006, three days after his birthday), we pay homage to the man by highlighting our 33 favorite songs by the legendary producer. Enjoy them, not just today, but everyday. Your life will be better for it.

Now, onto the music.

Next Page

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for XXL Mag quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!