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Sonic Cinematography: Neneh Cherry's Favourite Albums
Helen King , February 27th, 2014 05:30

Following the release of her new album Blank Project and ahead of shows at Field Day and Sonar Barcelona, Neneh Cherry talks Helen King through her all-time top LPs


Jaylib - Champion Sound
Dilla. He changed it all. He paved the way for the true left field eclectic rap music that we feel all around us today. I cannot pick one album, one collaboration that stands above the rest. They are all timeless classics in their own right. The most wonderful thing about Dilla is his true gut instinct. His programming (in the very early days in Detroit, executed on the most basic equipment) and his choices, his taste, which still stands today as being the benchmark for all left of centre street music.

I just read this quote from myself when talking about Dilla a while back: "You CANNOT classify Dilla's work in terms of ring fenced albums or projects as each step he took, each collaboration he entered into felt like the next step to the all encompassing hip-hop heaven." I think I'll stand by that statement.