How Deep Did J Dilla’s Crates Go? Deep As The Abyss & House Shoes Reminds You (Audio)

Hip-Hop Fans, please subscribe to AFH TV, a streaming video service focused on real Hip-Hop culture. We already have exclusive interviews, documentaries, and rare freestyles featuring some of Rap’s most iconic artists and personalities, and much more is coming--movies, TV series, talk shows. We need your support. It is only $1.99/month or $12/year, and is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Google TV, for all subscribers. Start your 7-day free trial now. Thank you.

From Daft Punk to Steve Miller Band to Aretha Franklin, J Dilla’s ears were scanning through a lot of music when it came time to craft his own compositions. That’s why, even in his death, Heads are still finding stashes of Dilla’s vinyl collection in storage units, stores, and elsewhere.

House Shoes, one of Dilla’s closest homies in the Detroit era, as well as in the Los Angeles chapter, furthered his installment of King James. Volume 2 unearths some Dilla samples to show just how much of a visionary (and a craftsman with the Akai MPC) James Yancey was.

Enjoy this with the necessary bass adjustments:

house_shoes_king_james2

Bonus Beat: Part 1

Related: Crate Diggers: J. Dilla (Video)