On February 7th 1974 two of the most influential hip hop musicians were born a world apart; Nujabes in Tokyo and J Dilla a.k.a. Jay Dee in Detroit. 

With last weeks Stay Thirsty we decided to pay tribute to these two legendary beatmakers. Enjoy this selection of amazing tracks by Dilla and Nujabes as well as many tributes by a range of beatmakers influenced by the legacy of the departed messiahs of hip hop.

Listen to the podcast below, followed by our tribute posts.

Dilla Tribute Post: 

Nujabes Tribute Post: