Questlove is bringing the impactful but all-too-short lifetime of J Dilla to the display. The Roots drummer is continuous his documentary scorching streak, as he’s set to government produce Dilla Time, a characteristic on the late producer and hip-hop icon.
Primarily based on Dan Charnas’ bestselling ebook Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, The Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm, the movie Dilla Time will inform the fascinating story of the Detroit native, who died of a uncommon blood illness in 2006 at age 32. It’ll additionally go into
Billed as “half biography, half musicology, and half musical meditation,” the documentary will characteristic conversations with just some of the trendy musicians who have been impressed by J Dilla’s work. And to assist guarantee Dilla Time does the musical mastermind justice, it is going to be produced in cooperation together with his property, making this the one venture on J Dilla that his household has endorsed.
“Explaining musical genius is my mission,” Questlove wrote in an announcement. “To have the ability to inform the world concerning the musician that had essentially 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 trainer. And what he taught us was really feel rhythm in a method we had ever felt earlier than. I’m so honored to be part of bringing his story to the world via this documentary.”
Questlove made his directorial debut in 2021 with the acclaimed Summer time of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Might Not Be Televised), and he’s additionally working alongside Mick Jagger for a documentary on James Brown. Final 12 months additionally noticed the twentieth anniversary of J Dilla’s solo debut Welcome 2 Detroit.