After profitable each an Oscar and Peabody Award for his Summer Of Soul documentary, Questlove is able to embark on new filmmaking tasks. As we speak, The Roots drummer has been introduced as an govt producer for Dilla Time, a documentary concerning the life and occasions of hip-hop producer J Dilla. The documentary is predicated on the e-book Dilla Time: The Life And Afterlife Of J Dilla, The Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm, by Dan Charnas. Charnas can be a producer on the mission, together with Questlove’s Summer time Of Soul associate Joseph Patel. Questlove’s Two One 5 Leisure will helm the mission together with Cinetic Media, State of affairs Media, and The Property Of James Dewitt Yancey (J Dilla).
“Explaining musical genius is my mission,” Questlove stated in an announcement. “To have the ability to inform the world concerning the musician that had essentially the most affect on me is a dream come true. Not simply on me, however on a whole era of musicians that everybody is aware of and loves. J Dilla was our trainer. And what he taught us was methods to really feel rhythm in a means we had ever felt earlier than. I’m so honored to be part of bringing his story to the world by way of this documentary.”
Dilla handed away in 2006, however his affect in hip-hop has solely grown since then. The documentary will take a look at his legacy because it continues to be formed, and lives on within the music of previous collaborators like Erykah Badu, Frequent, A Tribe Known as Quest, Busta Rhymes, Slum Village, and so many extra.
It will function the primary and solely documentary of J Dilla. His property added, “We belief the judgment of Ahmir, Joseph, Dan, and State of affairs to raise Dilla’s life, music, and legacy to their rightful place within the canon of music’s nice innovators; and their movie is the one documentary mission we’ve endorsed.”