Album: Game Theory
Produer: J Dilla, The Roots, The Randy Watson Experience
Label: Def Jam
After his death in 2006, doing a J Dilla tribute became the trendy thing to do for the backpacker crowd. Rappers, DJs, and producers were all lining up to do some kind of song about the Detroit producer, or have him posthumously executive produce their album. But unlike Charles Hamilton, the Roots actually knew J. Dilla. That's why this sprawling 8-minute cut that features Black Thought rapping, people talking about Dilla, and extended instrumentation, is our favorite Dilla dedication.