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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Editor’s Note: My Dilla Story

  In honor of February being Dilla Month, I’ve got my own Dilla related story to contribute: Let’s take a little trip back in time to my 16 year old self. It’s the summer of 2000, right around the height of my backpacker phase. No, not the Patagonia rocking, Clif Bar stashing, trailblazing type. What I’m […]

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Jam On It: Listen to Flying Lotus’s Tribute Mix to J Dilla

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 […]

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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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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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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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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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