Posts Tagged ‘j dilla’

Recreate Kanye and J Dilla’s Beats Using the Original Samples

Kanye West is a master sampler, there’s no denying this. He makes it all look incredibly easy, but it turns out that’s not really the case for those without a sense of rhythm. Matt Daniels, the... Read more »

Nas – “The Season” (Prod. J Dilla)

If you like hip-hop, it’s hard to hate on Nas over a J Dilla beat. The beat was originally¬†featured on Dilla’s Donuts album under the name “Gobstopper.” “The Season” will live on Nas’ upcoming album, still... Read more »

J Dilla – “Filth”

With the wealth of unreleased material from J Dilla in the streets, it's always ill to hear that more is on the way, especially when Ma Dukes actually had a hand in sorting through his material.... Read more »

J Dilla – “The Doe”

As Stones Throw gears up for the release of The Diary, J Dilla’s vocal album that he had created before his passing, the label shares another slice of the project. “The Doe” is the B-side to... Read more »

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‚Äôs 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 »