Posts Tagged ‘j dilla’

Peanut Butter Wolf on Why Stones Throw Is Different and What We Can Do to Make “Madvillainy 2″ Happen

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, the documentary about the legendary independent label Stones Throw, is truly inspiring. Charting the label’s history, from its beginnings as a means for Peanut Butter Wolf to release the album he... Read more »

De La Soul – “Vocabulary Spills (Prod. J Dilla)”

In anticipation of their forthcoming collaborative mixtape, Smell the Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy, due March 26), which features production from the late J Dilla, De La Soul has unleashed another old/new song from the... Read more »

De La Soul x J Dilla – “Dilla Plugged In”

As you may recall, the legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul made their entire discography available as a free download on February 15 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, 3 Feet High and... Read more »

Soundcloud Surfing: In Memory of J Dilla

Yesterday, Friday February 4, would have bee the 40th birthday of the legendary producer J Dilla, and next Monday (February 10) is the eighth anniversary of his passing. Dilla's influence looms large to this day, not... Read more »

Slum Village Debuts “Yes Yes” in Honor of J Dilla

Today would have been J Dilla’s 40th birthday. But James Yancey died too young eight years ago, victim of a rare blood disease. Slum Village, one of the many collaborations that bear Dilla’s stamp, has commemorated... Read more »

Listen to J Dilla’s “Dillatroit,” a Previously Vinyl-Only Album

When J Dilla passed away at the far too early age of 32 in 2006, he left behind a legacy of production work both released and never heard before. Much of that latter work has since... Read more »

Joey Bada$$ – “Two Lips (Prod. J Dilla)”

J Dilla’s mother and Akomplice clothing have teamed up for the release of a new Joey Bada$$ record that’ll feature an unreleased beat from Dilla himself. Akomplice enters the picture with clothing inspired by the late... Read more »

J Dilla – “Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1)”

Here’s another taste of the posthumous album of the legend that is J Dilla. The Nottz-produced “Diamonds,” the original of which was titled “The Shining Pt. 1″ and was only available as an unmixed leak, will... Read more »

J Dilla – “Trucks”

PayJay Productions released a 12″ vinyl earlier this week featuring J Dilla‘s long-lost “Anthem,” and today, we get to hear the single’s B-side. “Trucks” is, as Spin so eloquently put it, a “gangstafied Gary Numan tribute”... Read more »

J Dilla ft. Frank-N-Dank – “Anthem”

Even years after his death, there is no less excitement surrounding a J Dilla release. The prolific artist may be best known for his production, but on The Diary, an album Dilla made in the early 2000s and... Read more »

Yancey Boys ft. Frank Nitt – “The Throwaway”

Almost three months after being named chief curator to J Dilla‘s music catalogue, Frank Nitt (of Frank-N-Dank), alongside Delicious Vinyl, present this throwback single from the Yancey Boys, aka brothers J DIlla and Illa J, entitled... Read more »

Frank Nitt Named Chief Curator Of J Dilla’s Music Catalogue

After years of frustration, confusion and much strife from the family of J Dilla and his many fans worldwide, the Yancey Music Group issue a press release last night that officially announced Frank Nitt as the... Read more »

Album Stream: J Dilla – Rebirth of Detroit

One of the greatest hip hop producers of all time is now even putting out albums posthumously (with the help of Yancey Media Group & The J Dilla Foundation). This collection of unreleased Dilla tracks feature... Read more »

J Dilla Ft. Chuck English & Boldy James – “Detroit Game”

A mother load of unreleased beats by legendary producer J Dilla are being released tomorrow (June 12th) on the Rebirth Of Detroit album, which features a whole host of Detroit rappers, including Danny Brown, Chuck Inglish... Read more »

Video: Yasiin Bey Performs “Sunshine Screwface” Live At Paris’ Radio Nova

Prior to his show last night with Talib Kweli in Paris at La Bataclan, Yasiin Bey dropped by Radio Nova for a live on the air segment in which he performed “Sunshine Screwface”, a track produced... Read more »