Ruff Draft | J DILLA | Stones Throw
The world will eventually catch up to a man that was far ahead of the world. Dilla aka Jay Dee/Jay Dilla exemplified honest music to the maximum which set him apart from his contemporaries. Ruff Draft is a very minimal yet potent piece which captures the essence of “street” and “experimental”. Featuring appearances from Dilla’s “Juice Crew”: Slum Village, Frank & Dank, Guilty Simpson,etc. “The $” is a hot club banger taking a Marley Marl/Whodini approach, “Wild” is an anthem friendly piece laced with an off beat groove, “Take Notice” is a nice braggadocio gem feat. Guilty Simpson. This release is further evidence that Dilla’s sound has left a permanent stamp in progressive movements in Hip Hop, Soul and beyond.
Dj A-Ski (Nu Soul Magazine 3/07)