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Questlove will executive produce a J Dilla documentary

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A new documentary on the legendary Detroit producer and rapper J Dilla is in the works from executive producer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, drummer for The Roots and director of the Oscar-winning Summer of Soul.

The film is based on the book Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, The Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm by Dan Charnas.

Questlove will team up once more alongside Joseph Patel, his co-producer on Summer of Soul, with a producing team of Zarah Zolhman, Shawn Gee, Tariq Trotter, Rodrigo Bascuñán, Darby Wheeler, and Anupa Mistry (both Patel and Mistry are former employees of The FADER).

Patel and Wheeler will co-direct. Read Next: Listen to DJ Muro’s remix of J Dilla’s “Think Twice” “Explaining musical genius is my mission," Questlove wrote in a press statement. "To be able to tell the world about the musician that had the most influence on me is a dream come true.

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