Video: 88-Keys Remembers J Dilla

Two blocks away from his Harlem home, 88-Keys sits back and recalls the day Q-Tip introduced him to a little detroiter named Jay-Dee during a Beats, Rhymes and Life recording session. Back in 1994, Dilla hadn’t accomplished much yet, but somehow skillz recognized skillz, and 88 gave him a beat-tape with his beeper number on it…

NB : if you’re from Newark and remember jacking this guy’s backpack in the mid-90’s, you might be the owner of the greatest Dilla beat-tapes collection ever. Unless you recorded some bad boy shit on them or just threw these no-rap tapes away.

Props to Gasface


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14 Responses to “Video: 88-Keys Remembers J Dilla”

  1. GMZVA804 Says:

    Did Fab’s mixtape get pushed back?

  2. a tribe called quest Says:

    DILLADILLADILLADILLADILLADILLADILLADILLADILLA

  3. Tong Po Flo Says:

    On the several occasions I have been here, I have seen Amp put on his mask in the virtual world to garner “hate” and attention. I also wondered why his hate for nation so much, then it all happened. He got a job at some blog site and it was clear what his end goal was. Congrats, and good strategy to break into the blog world.

    Amp = Perez Hilton (no shots)

  4. huh Says:

    ACT 2???

  5. cOLD Says:

    stfu tribe.

  6. shirt Says:

    There’s two J Dilla freestyles on this new tape – jus saying. The kid’s got something baby. Direct download here http://bit.ly/4tsue0

  7. Halley's Comment Says:

    the crackhead who stole 88’s backpack is in the midst of a great possession, it’s sad to see it go to waste with him selling for another high… but R.I.P. Dilla, hip hop’s legend child!

  8. DILLAFAN Says:

    STOP IT KEYS.. YOUS A STAN.. EVEN DILLA SAID IT……TELL EM ABOUT THE VOICEMAIL FROM DILLA TELLIN U TO “GEEK DOWN” FROM CALLIN HIM SO MUCH.

    HE HAD THE JACKET U WNTED, USED THE SAME SAMPLE…MAN STOP..
    IF U KNEW HIM , YOU KNOW HE WOULD SAY “GEEK DOWN”

    SO DO SO BRUH

  9. geek down! Says:

    88 keys geek the fuck down! remember that one?
    plus your polo game is a front. you collect polo but dont know what the fuck is good. your whole shit is corn ball. lucky you been around long enough to get respect from your myspace hommies.

  10. loveonthebeat Says:

    But… What about the J Dilla’s voicemail saying “88 keys geek down”? that we can hear in Jrocc’s Christmas mix ?

  11. goldbluntz Says:

    and that jacker went on to become:

    *DENAUN PORTER*

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  13. Justin Says:

    Revisionism at its finest. 88 Keys presents himself as if he and Jay Dee were contemporaries, but 88 Keys was a wetmouth dickriding biter. Besides telling him to geek down, Jay also called him out by saying “Who the fuck is this sitting in my session man? This is my project ho, on some MC Shan…” Which he wrote in response to 88 Keys trying to sit in on all his studio sessions, and also calling his pager multiple times per day to hear Jay’s newest beats. 88 Keys was a stalker, with the dubious distinction of being the first to bite Jay Dee’s style wholesale.

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