Put together by filmmaker Brian “B. Kyle” Atkins is not only an informative take on the late J. Dilla’s impact and creative process and legacy, the film is a touching document of a community celebrating one of its brightest lights. Throughout, Dilla’s mother Maureen Yancey, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Questlove and others reminisce on Dilla’s work ethic and wide-range of production techniques. Still Shining is a tender, revelatory look into the life of the man who “made the MPC 3000 sound like a band.”
In honor of the 5th edition of J Dilla’s Donuts Are Forever, Gifted Films Inc. announced a Brian “B. Kyle” Atkins documentary project on the late and great producer, entitled J. Dilla: Still Shining. The project will contain personal photos and seldom seen concert footage by James “J Dilla” Yancey. Furthermore, exclusive testimonials from friends like Erykah Badu, Dwele, Pete Rock, Bilal, Busta Rhymes, Phat Kat, Common, Q-Tip, Houseshoes and more will be featured. The documentary is available on TheJDillaProject.com. J Dilla’s legacy is one to be remembered for sure and thus, it is only right that projects like this become reality. The film is for sure interesting. See for yourself!
Hailing from London, by way of Spain, The IT_Boy is an electronic music composer.
Since the inception, his eclectic approach to instrumental hip-hop has been striking for lush electronic landscapes creating unpredictable and dynamic patterns in conjunction with the analog-like beats. The music swings from hip-hop grooves to dub, UK garage and more, with an open-minded and unique feel.