1. WATCH: Waajeed – “Higher” (“Bling 47 Breaks” Series).

    The excellent Bling 47 Breaks video series continues with Bling 47’s own Waajeed sharing some fond memories of his friend the late, great J Dilla. In this installment, Waajeed recalls the time he first heard – via answering machine message, so you know it was a minute ago – the beat that would eventually become Q-Tip’s “Higher” from the Amplified album. Let this be a lesson: never delete voicemail messages from friends – especially if those friends happen to be amongst the greatest hip-hop producers of all-time. For more of the story visit bling47.com and remember to subscribe to the newsletter.

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