Questlove will government produce a characteristic documentary on J Dilla. Dilla Time is tailored from Dan Charnas’ latest biography Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, The Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm. Co-directed by Summer time of Soul producer Joseph Patel and Darby Wheeler, the movie “might be half biography, half musicology, and half musical meditation,” in line with a press launch, and is being produced in cooperation with the late Dilla’s property.
Within the press launch, Questlove mentioned, “Explaining musical genius is my mission. To have the ability to inform the world in regards to the musician that had probably the most affect on me is a dream come true. Not simply on me, however on a whole era of musicians that everybody is aware of and loves. J Dilla was our instructor. And what he taught us was the right way to really feel rhythm in a manner we had by no means felt earlier than. I’m so honored to be part of bringing his story to the world by way of this documentary.”
Since directing the Oscar-winning Summer time of Soul, Questlove has additionally been engaged on a Sly Stone documentary that doesn’t but have a launch date. Dilla Time might be produced by Two One 5 Leisure, Patel, Charnas, and State of affairs Media (together with someday Pitchfork contributor Anupa Mistry).
Learn “Questlove on Restoring Black Music Historical past and Making One of many 12 months’s Finest Movies, Summer time of Soul” and, under, Pitchfork’s characteristic on Dilla Time, which incorporates an excerpt from the e book.
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