J Dilla was one of the most influential producers and artists in the hip hop music scene, and imeem is thrilled to be able to premiere the video for 'Won't Do' from 'The Shining' album, and provide a community for his many fans to share, interact, and discuss all of his great accomplishments
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2006
imeem, inc., the leading next-generation online community for social media, is excited to premiere J Dilla's video for 'The Shining' album track 'Won't Do' exclusively at http://jdilla.imeem.com. BBE Records has chosen imeem to feature video, photos, and behind the scenes footage to highlight J Dilla's creative genius and great influence on leading hip hop and R&B artists.
J Dilla's final work, 'The Shining,' has steadily garnered praise through all media outlets, from major magazines and national newspapers to NPR, television and more. Fans can continue to appreciate J Dilla's amazing work with the video for 'Won't Do' from 'The Shining,' which premiered on December 15 only on imeem.com. Exclusive stills, behind the scenes footage, and photos of the limited J Dilla 'Shining' New Era hats have already been posted to http://jdilla.imeem.com.
"J Dilla was one of the most influential producers and artists in the hip hop music scene, and imeem is thrilled to be able to premiere the video for 'Won't Do' from 'The Shining' album, and provide a community for his many fans to share, interact, and discuss all of his great accomplishments," said Steve Jang, vice president of business development and marketing, imeem.
"BBE Records is excited to tap into imeem's network of cutting-edge users to premier J Dilla's latest video," said Eddie Bezalel, general manager, BBE North America. "imeem is the perfect outlet to show off the contributions of the various artists in the video, as well as the musical genius of J Dilla to a community of appreciative music and video fans."
The video is directed by Mazik Saevitz (of Blood of Abraham fame) and will feature Dilla's brother John Yancey as well as cameos from Common, Will.I.AM, Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and others. Styling for the video was done by Las Vegas based Fruition. Expect a surreal CG driven visual journey that will celebrate Dilla's legacy while staying true to 'Won't Do' as a song.
About imeem, inc.
imeem is the next-generation online community for social media, where people can share, express and discover all types of user-created content. imeem enables users to upload and stream user-created video, audio, photos, blogs, and playlists all from one place, attracting an independent and diverse community of bands, filmmakers, photographers, DJs, video nuts and fans.
BBE, founded in 1994 is a thriving independent record label with offices in London and New York. BBE's focus is not rooted in a specific genre but rather in meeting a higher standard of quality, which is currently lacking in most music today. BBE models itself on the motto: 'real music for real people'. A diverse range of artists have recorded and released albums for BBE including jazz legend Roy Ayers, Grammy Award winning string arranger Larry Gold, Platinum Selling producer, songwriter, MC and front man of the Black Eyed Peas WIll.I.AM, The Roots Drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, The critically acclaimed Foreign Exchange, and Hip Hop producers J Dilla and Jazzy Jeff.