Jam On It: Potatohead People ft. Illa J & Moka Only – Explosives

Canadian beatsmiths, Potatohead People (Vancouver’s AstroLogical and Montreal’s Nick Wisdom), just released some smoothed out headnodic melodic by way of, “Explosives”, a new track that includes the vocal stylings of Illa J and Moka Only.  The Slum Village-esque track leads you on delectable aural journey shy of four minutes that treats your ears to rhymes, […]

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DJ, Emcee, Issues, Media

Yancey Boys – Sunset Blvd

Not many things in this world last forever, but a J. Dilla beat is one of them. Ever since his tragic passing in 2006, his soulful legacy has been carried on through a number of posthumous albums, tributes, and covers. One album that has always stood out to me was 2008’s Yancey Boys, a collection […]

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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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J. Dilla – The Lost Scrolls Vol. 1

J. Dilla – The Lost Scrolls Vol. 1

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.