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'A Lot Of Detective Work': Piecing Together J Dilla's 'The Diary'

The late hip-hop producer left behind troves of unfinished music. How do you dig into the vault of an artist like Dilla and assemble an album that remains true to their creative vision?

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From 'The Water's Edge To The Cutting Edge': Fish Skeletons, CT Scans And Engineering

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J Dilla (front) is pictured here in 2005 at Madlib's studios in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Collaborators MED, Eothen Alapatt and Madlib (left to right) surround him. Roger Ericsson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'A Lot Of Detective Work': Piecing Together J Dilla's 'The Diary'

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'Picturing Children' Shows More Than A Century Of African-American Childhoods

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