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The Legacy Of J Dilla (2023)

IN-EDIT Music Documentary Film Festival


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18:30 Doors 19:00 The Legacy Of J Dilla (2023)

IN-EDIT is back! From 11 to 21 April the sixth edition of the music documentary festival takes place at the Melkweg. Again many great music films will be screened this year, like this documentary about influential hip-hop artist and producer J Dilla.

J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) tragically passed away from a rare illness just days after his 32nd birthday, following the release of the absolute classic Donuts (2006). Featuring exclusive material provided by his family, it delves into the musical mindset of a rhythm machine and sample virtuoso who, from his basement in Detroit, crafted unforgettable sounds and beats for artists like De La Soul, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, and Busta Rhymes. As a soulful heart of the “neo-soul” collective, the Soulquarians, he also produced for The Roots, D’Angelo, and Q-Tip. All the while, J Dilla shied away from the media spotlight, generously gifting beats to the point where managing his legacy has become a legal battle.

Melkweg often hosts different types of programmes at the same time, such as concerts, club nights and films. Please note that there may occasionally be some noise pollution from other programmes during the screening.