What happens when you introduce a musically-inclined kid from France to Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe Called Quest? In short, you get Dela, one of the most compelling producers from overseas. In truth, it’s hard to describe the man when the music speaks much better for him — through collaborations with the likes of Large Professor, Talib Kweli, Blu, and Elzhi on Changes of Atmosphere and Translation Lost, Dela has created some of the jazziest, funkiest hip-hop of the last decade.
We caught up with Dela to talk about everything from growing up near the cultural icon of Paris, to collaborating with emcees from around the world, to moving back and forth to Canada.
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