This week on the Seven O'Clock Sample, we have looked back at some of my personal favorite J-Dilla productions. True Jay Dee fans know that J had a very rocky history with the record industry. Most of his best selling projects, were on other artist's albums. Posthumous, his solo material has been re-released and remastered, but he still to this day does not get proper credit for some of his best work.
The quintessential example of this, would have to be Janet Jackson's "Got til It's Gone".
The track features Q-Tip and a sample of Joni Mitchell. It was released as the lead single from Jackson's sixth studio album, The Velvet Rope. Production of "Got 'til It's Gone" was officially credited to Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. However The Ummah (composed of Q-Tip, J Dilla, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad) contest that they are the actual producers of the track.
What a great sample flip, of a true classic…