New Book “Dilla Time” Chronicles The Life And Legacy Of J Dilla Written by Dan Charnas

Equal parts biography, musicology, and cultural history, Dilla Time chronicles the life and legacy of J Dilla, a musical genius who transformed the sound of popular music for the twenty-first century by pioneering a new musical time-feel, an accomplishment on par with the achievements of Louis Armstrong and James Brown. Dilla, with only his drum machine, transformed the way traditional musicians play. Purchase & Read Book, visit Dilla Time site:

About the Author:

DAN CHARNAS spent four years researching and reporting Dilla Time. An outgrowth of a course on J Dilla he developed at NYU in 2017, the book’s roots go back to Charnas’s time in the record business, when he traveled to Detroit in 1999 to work with the producer then known as Jay Dee. Charnas wrote the definitive history of the hip-hop business, The Big Payback. He is also the author of Work Clean, a book that deconstructs chefs’ organization techniques. The cocreator and executive producer of the VH1 movie and TV series The Breaks, he lives in Manhattan and teaches at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

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