As you might have heard, yesterday would have been the 38th birthday of J Dilla, one of hip-hop’s most revered artists who passed away in 2006. And upon seeing all the love he was receiving yesterday — including Knxwledge’s stunning tribute “TakeitBak.Medli” — Shigeto decided to pay homage to Dilla in his own way.
You see, he began thinking of other Detroit artists, which led him to remember that Aaliyah was born there. He then thought about how she, too, passed away far too soon and chose to honor both her and the Motor City. His tribute comes in the form of a stunning remix of Aaliyah’s 2001 single “Rock The Boat.” You can stream and download it below.