Emcee, New Music

Jam On It: J Dilla – The Introduction

  The sirens you’re hearing go off in your head is the unofficial new Dilla shit alert, only alerting us when Detroit’s highness has some new new on deck. This time, we’re gifted with “The Introduction,” premiered by none other than Nas himself on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio Show this morning. Featuring longtime Jay Dee […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Stream J Dilla’s “Dillatronic” LP in Full

The genius of J Dilla keeps on flourishing from beyond the sleep of death, as another release from the eternal Dilla Dawg himself, by way of his estate and Ma Dukes, is available earlier than its planned October 30th release. Today, “Dillatronic” was gifted to Dilla fans worldwide through an early release via full stream […]

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Emcee

The Friday Five

We conclude our Dilla Month tribute with a Friday Five that’s got nothing but that good good from Dilla and his Detroit cohorts Baatin and T3 – otherwise known as the legendary Slum Village. So prepare to treat your Friday to some of Jay Dee’s best with nothing but the illest joints from the Conant […]

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DJ, Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

We’re into the third installment of The Friday Five’s tribute to the late, great J Dilla for Dilla Month, and this week we’re focusing on his greatest solo joints – or better yet, masterpieces, if you will. There’s five Dilla bangers waiting to be played here, all a testament to the greatness that he displayed […]

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Emcee

The Friday Five

For the second installment of The Friday Five’s tribute to Dilla Month, we’ve put together a little something for all the lovers out there. This week’s five consists of Valentine’s Day friendly tracks that Jay Dee has had a hand in. So gather up your boo(s), pour up a little something and let this quick five […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you…WITHOUT A STRONG FRIDAY FIVE TO STEP TO! Our bad. Really. To make up for it, we’re coming back strong in honor of Dilla Month with the first set of Friday Five J Dilla tributes throughout February. For this first installment, we’ve got five of Dilla Dawg’s […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Black Milk ft. Bun B – Gold Piece

There’s a central link between Black Milk, Bun B and the title of the track they’ve decided to collaborate on, “Gold Piece”.  Here’s a hint — it’s the color that each project Black Milk and Bun B touches turns into.  On this new track that preludes the forthcoming release of Black Milk’s latest album, If […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: J Dilla – Give Em What They Want

As if Dilla’s vaults couldn’t get any deeper, a new track from deep within it has (re)surfaced entitled “Give Em What They Want”.  This joint was taken from The Diary, a forthcoming J Dilla project that contains unheard tracks that he recorded in the early 2000’s.  After clicking through to ear hustle this new new, […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

Anchoring the Dilla themed month for The Friday Five will be a selection of some of my favorite R&B/Soul-styled Dilla joints.  It’s only natural to complete the cypher with Jay Dee music that goes beyond the borders of hip-hop, as it highlights the versatility, finesse, and pure genius that he contributed to music.  So click […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

Completing the J Dilla-themed Friday Fives for the month of February – most importantly known as Dilla Month – this week’s edition highlights arguably his most well-known work with the Detroit trio, Slum Village.  Their game changing and timeless album, “Fantastic Vol. 2”, sets the stage for another five quality tracks from the maestro of […]

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DJ, Emcee, Lifestyle

Will the Real J Dilla Please Stand Up?

Art by Amar Stewart “When I make my music, I want people to feel what I feel; I want them to feel that energy that I was (feeling), whatever it was. That’s all it is, ’cause I make it straight from the heart, so for it to be taken as anything else is crazy.” – […]

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Emcee, Events

Rockin’ With The 5th: Black Milk

We caught up with Black Milk at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco, in the middle of touring to promote his new album coming out on October 15th, No Poison No Paradise. He was cool enough to chop it up with us after the show to go over what he’s got going on for him […]

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DJ, Emcee, Video

FUSE’s Crate Diggers – J Dilla

J Dilla, Jay Dee, Dilla, Dilla Dawg, James Yancey.  If you know the name, you know the scope of influence the man has had in not only the world of hip hop, but all of music in general.  That’s why it comes as no surprise that even seven years after his death, plenty are still […]

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