D’Angelo and Dilla made me dismantle everything I knew about playing cold.watch now
D’Angelo’s new album has taken 11 years to make, but the amazing thing about it is that it still sounds like it came out tomorrow.watch now
What Dilla managed to do was find every microscopic moment that didn’t have talking on it and make it sound like a normal loop.watch now
Jeff ‘Chairman’ Mao pens regular columns for XXL and other reputable publications with the precision and insight of a true veteran. As well as co-authoring two books, he’s also produced the TV series The (White) Rapper Show and Miss Rap Supreme with his creative collective ego trip. Add in his skills as a deep-digging DJ, and Jeff has been at the epicenter of the underground hip hop scene in America since the early '90s.