Song: So Far To Go
Artist(s): J Dilla (Feat. Common and D'Angelo)
Album: J Dilla - The Shining
"So Far To Go" is one of J Dilla's most popular songs. J Dilla is a hip hop beat maker/ MC from Detroit. He was a pioneer in hip hop music not only for his style of rapping, but his skill and innovativeness with DJ technology. He is compared to Nobel Prize winning scientists for his outstanding work with technology.
This song is said to be one of his best works. It has a very warm, vintage, and soulful feel to it. In this song, Dilla combines the roots of the music with the latest tech to create a unique blend. At the beginning, there is a steady drum beat mixed with echoey synth sounds and a short fills from a pre-recorded gospel choir. Common and D'angelo begin rapping with a deep and romantic sound. About half way through, Dilla adds a jazz piano to the mix, creating even more of a "roots" feel. This song touches that part of you that's deep in your chest, a part that can't be touched by inauthentic pop music. It leaves you feeling downright satisfied, like you just ate a Thanksgiving dinner. Give it a look, you won't regret it!