Video: J Dilla – Still Shining (Documentary)

Here’s a real dope documentary on the late Dilla by Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins, much of which was shot on the day of his funeral back in ’06. Still Shining features commentary from Ma Dukes Yancey and a whole string of Dilla friends, and collaborators on the man, his music and his legacy.

Here’s a breakdown of the various segments:

(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.


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22 Responses to “Video: J Dilla – Still Shining (Documentary)”

  1. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    I don’t think they listened to it. the first song was gay, the third song was a single… I would have skipped that shit too if I didn’t sit there and play it, and play it and play it again and then keep playing it
    ============================================I’ll admit, i didn’t really sit with it for a long time. The fact that Damien dominated the album & all of the blog hype kinda out me off from the jump cause I didn’t hear this epic album that everyone else seemed to.

    I’ll prolly have to revisit it one of these days, but I still don’t see it surpassing any of Nas’ best works.

    Untitled > DR

  2. rocstar Says:

    in nas’ defense, if i had to shell out 50gs a month, or whatever the number is, to a woman who’s face i gota look at everytime i look down at my arm, the last thing id be thinking about is making an album. he is signed to defjam so how much money is he gona make off an album? he’s better off just touring.

  3. Cypher Says:

    Anyone been to a Distant relatives show? … Tour gonna be out here in like two weeks debating if I should go or not

  4. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    kinda put me off *

  5. rocstar Says:

    Cypher Says:

    February 7th, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    Anyone been to a Distant relatives show? … Tour gonna be out here in like two weeks debating if I should go or not

    ^
    nas needs every dollar he can get. and who knows when he’s gona tour again. if the ticket price isnt ridiculous id do it

  6. b Says:

    Yo I was candy coated, bendin corners
    55th really made it
    Killing with the bumper grill
    Chandelier ceiling such ?
    Is you fucking, is you sucking
    I was wondering cuz if not
    Don’t be pushing on my buttons in my cutless
    Unless you cutting. Bitch I’m just saying
    I aint tricking is the reason that this porno flick playing
    Trunk shaking knocking pictures off the wall
    Southern made call, 808 mean no draws
    You got friends I fuck them all
    What you mean you aint nasty
    Why the fuck you came
    Just imagine what you got to do to get up in my plane.
    Mississippi pimp mouth piece frigid
    Dolomite out of sight
    Show you right can you feel it shawty

  7. Cypher Says:

    Roffle @ the DR hate.

    It wasn’t a bad album. I’m just not a huge fan of reggae.

    The lyrics tho >>>

  8. Troyvul Says:

    Yo b, you talk to your shorty at work today?

  9. NovemberEnd Says:

    the most prolific producer ever…

  10. Troyvul Says:

    the most prolific producer ever…
    ^
    Lex Luger was a couple posts back

  11. nation Says:

    >> Anyone been to a Distant relatives show? … Tour gonna be out here in like two weeks debating if I should go or not

    go, but Nas won’t know any of the lyrics. FACT

  12. Cypher Says:

    nas needs every dollar he can get. and who knows when he’s gona tour again. if the ticket price isnt ridiculous id do it

    ^
    I could care less about Nas’ financial situation. I just wanna know if it’s a good show or not. I wouldn’t mind if it was a drake concert cause the ratio of bitches to niggas would like like 4:1. But at a Nas concert? The ratio might be a little suspect so I need the show to at least be good

  13. Cypher Says:

    >> Anyone been to a Distant relatives show? … Tour gonna be out here in like two weeks debating if I should go or not

    go, but Nas won’t know any of the lyrics. FACT

    ^
    smh/lol I might have to I’m still kinda disappointed that I missed the common show a couple weeks back.

  14. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    rofl

    from the shows I’ve seen Nas usually stands on stage looking stoned out of his mind trying to remember lyrics to his own songs

  15. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy Says:

    Sup Nah

    Drank myself into oblivion last night. Fuck the packers. :(

  16. Cypher Says:

    Smh.. That concerts in two days. I need better sources. Based of what y’all saying tho doesn’t seem worth it.

  17. b Says:

    Troyvul Says:
    February 7th, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    Yo b, you talk to your shorty at work today?

    ^LOL. I smashed on saturday, I bussed her ass for like a hour.she was nasty too, topped me off crazy, and she swallowed.whitegirls>>>>>>>>>>>>

  18. sarjo1988 Says:

    been tryin to tell u mofuckas….whitegirls>>>>

  19. Hoskins Says:

    DR isn’t reggae

  20. Hoskins Says:

    Smh.. That concerts in two days. I need better sources. Based of what y’all saying tho doesn’t seem worth it.

    ^^^ I’ve heard they both do a set of their own work, welcome to jamrock illmatic etc. so maybe nas remembers the lyrics to his other stuff

  21. MillerTime Says:

    This dilla video is dope, I liked the stussy one better though

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