We introduce a labeling scheme for magic angle spinning (MAS) solid-state NMR that is based on deuteration in combination with dilution of the carbon spin system. The labeling strategy achieves spectral editing by simplification of the HinnodataalphaCinnodataalpha and aliphatic side chain spectral region. A reduction in both proton and carbon spin density in combination with fast spinning (≥50 kHz) is essential to retrieve artifact-free 13C-R1 relaxation data for aliphatic carbons. We obtain good agreement between the NMR experimental data and order parameters extracted from a molecular dynamics (MD) trajectory, which indicates that carbon based relaxation parameters can yield complementary information on protein backbone as well as side chain dynamics. (Graph Presented).