J Dilla is undoubtedly one of the greatest producers of all time. His music has transcended genres and has stood the test of time, even after his passing back in 2006. Having worked closely with some of music’s biggest acts such as Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and many more, he’s influenced the generation of Kanye West and Just Blaze. The super-producer also worked directly with The Roots on their classic album, Things Fall Apart, Questlove made an important announcement regarding their upcoming album. According to Okayplayer, Questlove said that he saved a Dilla beat after all these years and plans to use it on The Roots upcoming album End Game.
“At one point, ‘Table of Contents’ was gonna be a four-parter,” Questlove said. “I made a third verse for Tariq [Trotter] that wound up going to The Legendary [1999 EP]. So that was part three. I’m actually saving part four for End Game right now. Dilla did the beat for part four. I’m gonna use Dilla’s music for opening the End Game album.”
The Roots haven’t dropped an album since their 2014 project, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.