The Dusty Handclap Episode 21

I know the phrase “Dilla Changed my Life” is something that almost seems watered down and become somewhat of a fad, but it’s a phrase¬†I am comfortable with saying.

My story is somewhat similar to all of the great stories heard from all of our heroes in hip-hop. Most of their first encounters of Jay Dee’s music was through the circulation of his Slum Village demo tape distributed around small circles primarily via Houseshoes & Q-Tip. For my generation hip-hop was already around, but when you consider the actual time of understanding hip-hop, I was first introduced through a small vinyl collection from a close friend in High School, which included “Slum Village – Fantastic Vol 2”.