Bling47 Breaks takes you on a journey into samples used by the late great J Dilla. This video series is done by Detroit-based producer Waajeed. It’s Dilla madness right now with his born day coming up on February 7th, but Waajeed would like to cover new ground with Bling47 Breaks with respects to the musical legacy of his “dearly departed friend”.
Waajeed: “I had a dream to make the Bling47 Breaks series about 4 years ago now. I knew nothing about filming or editing at the time, but I decided to try my luck and do something instead of just imagining it. This project has been a labor of love.”
Each piece in this video series shows a journey of how Dilla’s music has touched some of Waajeed’s personal favorite DJs and producers. How his manipulation of breaks from the past have given us some of the brightest moments to this day. He asked everyone to go into their own private record stashes and pick out their favorite Jay Dee samples. First up, producer/dj Amir: