It’s been 10 years since J Dilla left the physical world behind but his influence and spirit still rings true in modern music, from hip-hop to jazz to electronic. The week he died, Dilla’s masterful “Donuts” was released and the world mourned and celebrated his life simultaneously through this record. Just as his craft impacted […]Read more
Happy Dilla Day, y’all. We spark up the first of a few Friday Fives dedicated to the late, great Jay Dee with a choice selection of my favorite work off of his collabo with Madlib, better known as Jaylib. The duo’s debut album, Champion Sound, was a crucial catalyst to Stones Throw Records’ shift into […]Read more
Every year Stussy always come correct with the J Dilla tribute tee, and this year’s edition is no different. The elements of the tee form a makeshift shrine design, surrounding an image of the Detroit producer with “Turn It Up,” “Detroit” and “Los Angeles,” in the Stussy signature tribal font. Setting the Stussy crown atop […]Read more
Happy Dilla Day!
The Lost Scrolls Vol. 1 by J. Dilla is now available on Fatbeats.com. This special 10″ features 4 unreleased songs by the late great producer and rapper. Frank Nitt of Frank N Dank, a close friend of Dilla’s assembled The Lost Scrolls and also lends vocals on “The Throwaway”, a tune with J’s brother, Illa J. Listeners can look forward to hearing J. Dilla rap on this project; something that is not typical of a Dilla mixtape. Definitely a special treat for fans to enjoy.
Happy Birthday, James DeWitt Yancey. Your music and legacy lives forever.