On Monday, February 7, we celebrated the 48th birthday of Hip Hop production legend J Dilla, who passed away due to health problems a few days after turning 32 in February 2006. Friendship of Busta Rhymes and J Dilla is well known.
“I’m ’bout to give you that shit that’ll cause ya back pain, chest pain, head pain,” her raps. “Smack shit around to the point you turn idiots, n-gga/I’m bagging bitches that’s the prettiest/When it come to doing this shit, I turn hideous/Now we fucking shit up ’cause you know we dead serious.”
Busta Rhymes and J Dilla have had numerous collaborations since first connecting with A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip in the mid-1990s.
They enchanted their fans with songs like “Still Shining”, “Show Me What You Got” and “Turn Me Up Some”. They have signed many popular projects together. While Brooklyn MC chose her beats in the posthumous 2006s, Dilla continued to exist in Busta’s catalog long after her death. These include The Big Bang, 2015’s The Return of the Dragon mixtape, and 2020’s Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God.
— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) February 7, 2022
Busta Rhymes Has A Treasure
Speaking to GQ at 2020, Busta Rhymes also talked about his respect for J Dilla and said that the producer has a treasure trove of many unreleased songs.
“J Dilla left me with over 300 beats before he passed,” he said. “I’m extremely selective with who I give them to, which is why I haven’t given them to anybody except Raekwon and that was for Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part Two. I’ve always tried to represent and uphold the legacy of the late, great J Dilla, through all of my albums.”
He added, “I’m a huge fan of Dilla. I think Dilla is probably top three best producers in the world. To me, my top three favorite producers ever are Dr. Dre, Q-Tip, and J Dilla.”