A fresh J Dilla documentary is about to air on the TV network FX and online service Hulu.

The prolific composer is credited with altering the sound of hip-hop, and his distinct lo-fi approach to beat-making and drum programming had an impact on many, including Kanye West.

The Legacy of J Dilla, a brand-new documentary that is a part of The New York Times Presents series and was made in collaboration with FX, is referred to as “an intimate portrait” of Dilla’s life and work.

Dilla’s sad death occurred 15 years ago, and his family has now granted The New York Times Presents complete access to his life and legacy. The native of Detroit was renowned for producing songs for Q-Tip (‘Vivrant Thing’), Common, and Erykah Badu (‘Didn’t Cha Know’), among others.

The documentary, which Christopher Frierson and Esther Dere directed and produced, will feature Dilla’s family and chronicle the unfortunate events surrounding his estate and memory after his 2006 passing.

His mother Maureen Yancey told TV Insider, “I’m a warrior and a Detroiter. “I’m going to remain in there and fight. I’m here to elevate my son’s music and heritage, so I won’t let anyone bring me or what I do for him down.

On April 7, The Legacy of J Dilla will be made available on Hulu.

In other news, it was recently revealed that Questlove is executively producing Dilla Time, an adaptation of Dan Charnas’ biography Dilla Time: The Life And Afterlife of J Dilla, The Hip Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm, which is “part biography, part musicology, and part musical meditation.”


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