How Ma Dukes Was Reunited With Dilla’s Lost Records

Snap Judgement - J. Dilla's Lost Scrolls
Rarely am I at a loss for words, but after listening to this audio documentary from NPR’s Snap Judgement radio show about how Detroit record enthusiast, Jeff Bubeck, reunited J Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, with Dilla’s long lost record collection, I was moved to a point where I just simply had to solemnly nod my head in a silent acknowledgement and appreciation for what James “J Dilla” Yancey has done for music as a whole.ย  The story gets profoundly touching at points and as a whole serves as a poignant look into how this whole story unfolded.ย  Click through to hear the whole audio doc.ย  I highly insist that you give it a listen.

 

Richard "Reach" Guinto

Reach loves the Lakers, breakfast, the sound of a Fender Rhodes, and rapping along word for word to Wu Tang's "Triumph." If you're looking for him, he's probably out getting chicken.

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