Thursday, February 07, 2013

Happy Birthday J Dilla & Alejandro Jodorowsky, RIP Donald Byrd & Big Punisher

It's a week of life and death as we celebrate Alejandro Jodorowsky and the late J Dilla's birthday today and mourn the passing of Donald Byrd and the anniversary of Big Punisher's death.  J Dilla was one of the greatest Hip Hop producers to ever touch a drum machine and he shares his birthday with director Alejandro Jodorowsky, who was responsible for the cult favorites El Topo and The Holy Mountain. Unfortunately today also marks the 13th year after the death of Puerto Rican rapper Big Pun.  The biggest news of all however is the sad passing of legendary Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd.  According to Amoeba Records Byrd passed away on Monday due to causes not yet revealed. He was 80 years old. RIP.

Download House Shoes' Dilla Tribute Mix: J-Dilla Tribute performed at Raise It Up 2/7/11

Download Mister Cee's Big Pun Mix: Mister Cee’s Big Pun Tribute Mix

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