Kanye West Talks J Dilla’s Influence on His Work in Stones Throw Documentary
Coinciding with this week's DVD/Blu-ray release of The Stones Throw documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, Rolling Stone has unveiled 30 minutes of outtakes from the piece. Around the 24:00 minute mark, you can catch Kanye West opening up on J Dilla's influence on his work:
"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."
A couple of minutes earlier, the clip finds Kanye talking about Madlib providing beats for his "the next projects." There;s also a brief interview with Tyler the Creator included in the film. Watch above.