Teddie, Ron, Krystal, and Iren discuss the J Dilla’s life and profound effect, the upcoming Illmatic 20th anniversary release, Iren’s ambitionz, Krystal’s uncanny resemblance to Diana Ross, everybody’s Valentine’s Day plans, and Aaliyah’s enduring relevance.
J Dilla – birthday was 2/7 died on 2/10, Donuts mix, his impact, importance, style, influence.
Janet Jackson feat. Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell – Got Til It’s Gone (video) references to Dilla’s ghost production here and here.
Pharcyde – “Runnin’” (video)
Tyga feat. Justin Bieber – Wait For A Minute (video)
Google search time!
Tyga and Blac Chyna
Blue Ivy Carter
Korean plastic surgery “They turn circles into ovals.”
Per Complex, the #1 Dilla song: Common – “The Light”
Common’s career sine curve arc.
Erykah Badu stunts careers: M-1, Common, Andre 3000, Jay Electronica
Robin Thicke’s career arc.
Nas announcement of Illmatic XX release on 4/15. New remix of “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (Stink Remix)
Illmatic vs It Was Written
Songs that transformed our musical views
Iren: 2pac – Ambitionz Az A Ridah (video)
Krystal: Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 (video)
Teddie: Smashing Pumpkins – Bullets With Butterfly Wings (video)
Ron: Boogie Down Productions – Love’s Gonna Get’cha (video)
Krystal didn’t know KRS-ONE was in Boogie Down Productions. /ronsigh
Boogie Down Productions – Jack of Spades (video)
Krystal looks like Diana Ross
More Google search fun: Diana Ross album covers
Why Diana Ross did not want to record with Marvin Gaye? Ron explains it all.
Man steps up, pays off students’ negative lunch account balances. (article)
Big ups to Kenny Thompson!
Our pathetic Valentine’s Day plans.
Even more Google search fun
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko
Shaq and Hoopz
Shaq and Shaunie
Yao Ming and his wife
more Aaliyah goodness
Biggie is more attractive than Birdman ((pause))
Closing music: Missy Elliott – Hot Boyz
Bonus coverage: Childish Gambino – I’d Die Without You (cover)