JSWISS sits down with producer Oddisee and talks about his communication and collaboration with J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar.

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I wish more great producers released random instrumental tangents.

This beat takes you on a trip – Just Blaze turns “Human Nature” into a galvanizing, electronic beast. You can siphon power from it. It leaves you exhausted by the end, lusting for more. Luckily, you can have it; just press play again.

P.S.: Interview coming soon?

I don’t know if you’ve ever had this experience, but I’ve never met someone, shared music with them, and thought, “I’m going to make them the greatest Kanye/RZA/Premier/Pete Rock/Alchemist/Nujabes fan of all time”. The only artist I’ve ever been truly sure that I could find at least three to ten songs that could convince anyone of his ability has been Dilla. This is just one of many times I’ve tried to express what this breed of music does to me. And the crazy thing is most people never even try to put it into words. Think about that. I’ve heard this song in an absurdly diverse array of settings, time and place included, and it’s changed everything. If you know this song, you know what I mean when I say it changes everything. And to think what it must have been like for the conceptors. Dilla, the first time he felt he got it right? Common, the first time he heard it? Makes me want to barf simply based on the fact it’s something so much grander than thy self.



I’m still not sure if I’m doing it right.

This is easily the most excited I’ve been about posting a track here in a reaaaal long time.

This album is absolutely fucking crazy.

This is that drinking gin out of a wine glass at 2am shit

You must understand that this song is so good. Best intro-drop relationship you can ask for regardless of the day of the week. Pete Rock and Busta Rhymes. Certain books you may judge by the cover.

Rodney Jerkins (Darkchild)

Another year has passed since February 7th, 1974. Forty one years ago J Dilla became one of the newest citizens of planet earth that would go on to affect the lives of more humans than he would ever know. I’d like to say I’m at peace with the idea, but occasionally the acknowledgement that I’ll never see him live hits me hard. I suppose that’s all part of the legend. Instead, youths like JSWISS, Reek, Dobby Stones and myself choose to pay our respects through tribute.


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