On an upcoming episode of its famed Crate Diggers web series, Fuse will explore the sampling history of the late great J Dilla. Using interviews with Talib Kweli, J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey and others, the episode will cover the Detroit producer’s legendary works with the likes of Busta Rhymes, The Roots, Erykah Badu and many more.
Fuse also travelled with DJ Spinna, J. Rocc, longtime collaborator Frank Nitt of Frank-N-Dank and Bronx rhymer Grap Luva to a storage unit housing part of Dilla’s extensive record collection.
In the past, Fuse has profiled a number of noted hip-hop producers for Diggers, including Just Blaze, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock and more.
Check out the trailer for the full episode above. The full episode will debut on March 20th.