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NGHH'11- TSoG - 7000

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Yes, this is my submission to NGHH's "The Shoulders of Giants" competition, but more importantly this is a Dilla Tribute that I've wanted to do for a LOOONNNNNGGG time. For some reason that samples just weren't good enough for me, until now. :)

(If you don't know anything about the NGHH comp then go to BigRed's page and look it up! There are even prizes for winners!)

For some of you that may not know me I am a HUGE Dilla fan (even ask some of my friends), and I felt honored to make a beat such as this. I tried really hard to make it sound like something Dilla would make.

I think this beat has a Dilla feel to it, but really it's up for you guys to decide. To get that Dilla sound I made sure to select the right drums. The kick is really low and not too apparent but I added a sidechain effect to emphasize it, as Dilla does many times on his "Donuts" album. As well, Dilla used vocal samples on other track that he has produced for artists such as De La Soul, Jaylib (which he was a part of), Busta Rhymes, and many more, so I thought this sample would be appropriate. The fact that it is also a soulful sample can also attribute to its "Dilla-ness". As well on the Donuts album Dilla's bass wasn't as loud or apparent as it was in the past so hopefully my bass is low enough to emulate that effect. Finally, I messed with vocals in a vocoder to give it a "muffled" feel but still be apparent. If you listen to some thing like his beat on "Takin' What's Mine" by Busta Rhymes you might know what I mean.

Thanks you guys hope you enjoy! Rate and Review Please!

P.S.: The Alternative title for this piece is "Change".

-Upped the sound quality to 320 kbps
-Better fade out
-Cranked up the volume a bit

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This is perfect.

It exhales and emulates J Dilla completely. Agree with Eternal and Epps, very Donus, in a good way. It's like you have his soul stored in an MPC or some shit.


DAMN MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree with External, Donuts....

This probably would've won that J Dilla Tribute contest.

This shit is so tight, man..



That's what I got from this one big time! I definitely feels a whole lotta Dilla in this one man!


Daaaymn man your gna be a hard competitor this year....I've improved a lot since the last 2 years and i've seen u also improve a lot!

Keep it up bruv!

Pssh the only True Comp here

Man I swer to god in all honesty i prodicted this...

As soon as i seen TSOG im like

"OK so Sirch is definetly coming here with J Dilla on his Arms"

Fuckin' Ms Cleo reincarnated into a DJ


on a serious note, this will be so fuckin' tough

i got this shit on repeat right now...

Good Luck in 2011 dawg

[Kiss Our Asses]

Sirhc7000 responds:

lmao "fuckin ms. cleo reincarnated into a DJ"

I've said it once and I'll say it again, it IS going to to be tough this year. Good Luck to you too dogg.

...although I do find it kind of hard to judge styles...but eh, we'll see what happens.


Credits & Info


4.64 / 5.00

Mar 28, 2011
3:31 AM EDT
File Info
4.6 MB
2 min 2 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.