This is the latest record from Dilla’s long-lost (and still tangled) album The Diary, a 12-inch on clear vinyl with three vocal tracks with instrumentals, produced in 2002 by J Dilla and Supa Dave West. This will be released on May 6th on Pay Jay Productions.
Nowness says of their documentary piece: “Hip-hop was stale, like the worst kind of bread you don’t even want to feed to ducks,” recalls Portishead’s Geoff Barrow of the creative torpor that afflicted the world of beats and rhymes in the late 1990s. In part it was Stones Throw Records that helped rescue the rap […]
Say DLS: “It’s been 25 Years since our “Three Feet High” release. We have a lot great memories and an incredible journey. Amazingly enough, our fans stuck around, supported and still want more. Ok, but before you get that, here’s a little De La over Dilla Beats. Enjoy and look out for the new mixtape […]
Joey Bada$$ on a unreleased J Dilla beat available only on limited 45 record, by Akomplice for charity donations to help buy instruments for underprivileged children in Detroit and Brooklyn.
Posthumous J Dilla tracks continue to surface. Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1) is another piece of The Diary, a compilation of vocal tracks J Dilla recorded in the early 2000s that never reached our ears. Earlier this year, we heard the junkyard beats and liquor-frantic antics on The Diary‘s “Anthem.” Now we’ve got Diamonds (The […]
After finally being mastered and mixed by Dave Cooley, a final version of J. Dilla’s track “Trucks” is liberated by Pay Jay Records. This completed version of “Trucks” will be featured on Dilla’s upcoming LP The Diary, which will be released later this year. Check out the song below.
In tribute to the 7th anneversary of Proof’s passing, Paul Rosenberg liberates this previously unreleased track “Keep It On The Low”, which was produced by fellow Detroit native, and close friend to Proof, the late J. Dilla (circa 1994). Says Rosenberg: Very hard to believe, but it has been 7 long years since we lost […]
In a very special episode of FUSE’s program Crate Diggers, classic Hip-Hop figures from producers like J Rocc, and Emcees like Talib Kweli pay homage to possibly one of the best Hip-Hop producers of all time. Dilla’s infamous mother, “Ma Dukes”, his brother J Illa, and many others go through his upbringing, his career, and the process […]
In this episode, FUSE celebrates legendary producer J Dilla, who has worked with The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest. Then we join musician friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva in Detroit to open Dilla’s storage locker, which has remained untouched since his death. A must […]
This is set to be an awesome installment of Crate Diggers from the folks over at FUSE. Props to them for putting this together. From the official press release: Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, today announced that “Crate Diggers,” an online video series on Fuse.tv profiling artists and […]
“Anthem” featuring Frank N Dank, produced by J Dilla. Mixed and mastered from the original 2-inch tape. 12-inch clear vinyl to be released on Pay Jay Productions, Spring 2013.
Bling47 Breaks takes you on a journey into samples used by J Dilla. Filmed, edited and animated and directed by Waajeed.
To celebrate the life of the legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla, the J Dilla Foundation is getting set to release a new vinyl figure of the man. Designed by Phil Young Song, the vinyl toy encapsulates the likeness of Dilla who’s equipped with a Detroit fitted, a donut chain, a pair of Dunks and his trusty MPC. […]