On April 21st, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey will release the J Dilla project Motor City that serves as a letter to her son with 19 previously unreleased Dilla instrumentals. One of those instrumentals was handled by J-Rocc of the Beat Junkies, who put some a capellas from Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes over the beat. Enjoy the byproduct of that session.
Anderson .Paak was a guest on Tony Touch’s “Toca Tuesdays” and dropped a freestyle over J Dilla’s “Players.”
The good folks over at Mass Appeal put together this exceptional documentary outlining the making of J Dilla’s posthumous album titled The Diary. The documentary features the likes of Nottz, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek and many others as they tell the story about how this album was to focus on J Dilla: The Emcee more than J Dilla: The Producer.
From the finally “officially” released Jay Loves Japan album comes “Baby.”
The visuals for the J Dilla, Nas and Madlib joint “The Sickness” have arrived.
The latest contestant in Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette producer’s challenge is none other than Nottz. But this edition is different as Nottz has to choose three records that the great J Dilla sampled and create a beat off of that. The results are pure dopeness.
What would happen if Dilla, Nas and Madlib collaborated? Well, here’s a taste as Nasty Nas rocks over a Madlib production (taken from the JayLib album) with a posthumous verse from J Dilla on the appropriately titled “The Sickness.” Off of J Dilla’s The Diary album dropping April 15.
For those that didn’t get their hands the posthumous album Jay Love Japan back in 2008, you’ll be happy to know that it will be re-released on May 6th. With that comes the official release of “Sun In My Face” that features Blu along with a guy named Miguel Jontel that you may know.
It’s bittersweet to see this joint from the late Phife with production from J Dilla released. Bitter, because you realize the world has lost two legends. But sweet because they will always live on in our music. Enjoy the collaboration “Nutshell.”
Off of J Dilla’s posthumous album The Diary comes this Snoop Dogg and Kokane assisted joint with production from Hi-Tek titled “Gangsta Boogie.”