Originally Posted by HeatWave
That's the thing, Dilla really had NO fame until his death..His death kinda created his bandwagon where as Pac & Biggie had bandwagon's when they were alive and on top of hip-hop..Despite Stakes is High, Got Till it's Gone, The Light & other hits, was he as big during that era of hits compared to after he died? I'd say no, and furthermore, me personally, I think majority didn't even know he did those tracks until after he died because like I said before, main thing that those who knew about him while alive knew him for is the heat he took for Love Movement & Electric Circus
I mean, he doesn't really have fame AFTER his death either. What fame he got? Just because some music nerds on message boards who really want to get into the shit, have noticed him doesn't mean he's got any type of fame.
And it's funny, I don't think he cared. He produced quite a few well known songs when he was alive, but he wasn't namedropping himself all over the track like some so a lot of people didn't even know who produced those songs.