Directed by Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins, and created in 2006, J. Dilla: Still Shining was produced as a tribute and final salute to one of the most prolific beat mavens to ever touch an MPC. While manning the project it was never about money or inflated ego. It’s a visual document for the fans and supporters who embraced the legend and lore before February 2006, and not the front runners who tried to get familiar after the fact. It’s a solid and honest retrospective crafted from the soul of Motor City providing a deeper look at one of the most gifted and relevant artists of our lifetime. [Read more...]
Last year while in Detroit for the Movement Festival, mi hermanos Kai Alce, JT and I were invited to what we thought was a J.Dilla documentary viewing. Although it was a great body of work, it was hardly what we expcected. The whole movie was basically about an orchestra trying to learn play Dilla standards live. Like i said it was a cool movie. But while I’m in the D, any JD selections that hit my ear drums better be braking my neck due to nod factor and bass bumpin’.
That said, event organizers from last years DILLA premier should most definitely consider Brian Atkins J.Dilla: Still Shining. Recently announced by Gifted Films Inc, it’s the footage and imagery that bless this documentary with an authenticity that is extremely unique. [Read more...]