Kanye talks Dilla, production

Producers, this video will motivate you to get in the studio.

Kanye West reflects on J Dilla and talks some detail on production as part of this newly released, unreleased B-side footage of the new Stones Throw documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton. ‘Ye’s part of the interview starts at the 21:40 mark and goes to 24 even, where he also throws in the nice tidbit of wanting Madlib beats for the next projects.

It’s amazing: How could we lose Biggie, Pac, Dilla, Steve Jobs, Michael Jackson? It almost feels like the devil’s winning. We gotta make music and we think, ‘If Dilla was alive, would he like this?’ I have to work on behalf of Dilla. When I put a weird-ass Jamaican sample, it works at first but it’s not until I put the [makes discordant musical noise] that it sounds like art or sounds slightly wrong. And now it’ll go to the radio now that it’s wrong, motherfucker. Now play this. Play this five-minute song that completely fucks up your programming. Play this. It’s best respect that we can pay to great artists that have inspired us so much is to never fuckin’…never sell out.