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Kanye West Talks J Dilla’s Influence in Stones Throw Records Documentary Extended Footage

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The Stones Throw documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton was released on DVD/Blu-ray this past Tuesday, and there are over 30 minutes of outtakes and un-seen footage that come along with it, at the 21:40 mark Kanye’s segment of the footage begins and he talks about producer Mad-Lib and at the 24:09 mark he discusses the late J Dilla’s influence and legacy, read the excerpt from the film and watch the 30 minute clip watch below:

“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.”