(on facebook? go to www.joshuavt.com for the full post with video)
I’ve been listening to a bunch of different hip hop that I feel like I missed out on over the past few years, and getting turned on to some amazing and seriously under valued music for people under the age of 30. It’s a generalization, but it’s kind of true. There’s part of me that would love to see more music schools recognize more hip hop and beat making techniques in school, but it’s a slippery slope of the institutionalization factor. you study something too closely from an academic stand point and you can take the feel of it all away pretty fast. Anyway, here’s a great 3 part documentary about J Dilla, one of the most important music producers of the past 20 years.