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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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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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The Friday Five

Rock The Bells last week brought out an unprecedented number of hologram performances, with two coming in the form of ODB and Eazy-E.  Which got me to thinking – there’s still plenty of ill hip hop artists which have passed that would make for an awesome show, should they receive the holographic treatment at any […]

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The Friday Five

Earlier this week, the musical world mourned the loss of legendary keyboardist, George Duke.  A virtuoso of his craft and a luminary figure in music for decades, Duke was a master of composition and an absolute musical maven.  Not surprisingly for a man of his talents, George Duke has worked with the likes of Miles […]

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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.