J Dilla documentary in works from Oscar-winning ‘Summer of Soul’ team

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The Detroit News

DETROIT — The Oscar-winning team behind the hit documentary “Summer of Soul” has turned its eyes to a new documentary subject ripe for the telling: the life and musical legacy of late Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots, the Academy Award-winning director of 2021’s “Summer of Soul,” has signed on for a new project about the life and legacy of James “J Dilla” Yancey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The doc, “Dilla Time,” will be based on author Dan Charnas’ Dilla biography of the same name, which was released to great acclaim earlier this year. Accordi…

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