J Dilla News

 
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: November 6
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of #TBT: Early Busta Rhymes
    Before Busta Rhymes was jacked, he was skinny. Before he was bald, he had dreadlocks. Before he was collaborating with Lil Wayne, he was with the likes of Q-Tip and J Dilla.
  • Cover of #TBT: J. Dilla
    James Yancey accomplished more with his 32 years on this planet than most people could do with 5 lifetimes. He cultivated a sound that has influenced the finest producers of today.
  • Cover of Nas Previews New J Dilla-Produced Single
    Run The Jewels are earning critical-acclaim from just about every major publication for their new Run The Jewels 2 LP, but the biggest story to come from their fan appreciation night came from an entirely different hip-hop act: Nas.
  • Cover of J Dilla's MPC Will Be On Display At Smithsonian Museum
    Though he passed too early, J Dilla's legacy continues to live on. The celebrated producer will be honored in the soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, where some of his musical equipment will be on display. 
  • Cover of The Beat Konducta: Madlib's Best Collaborations
    With his dusty, warped, sample-heavy sound almost instantly recognizable at this point, Madlib has carved out quite a niche for himself in the underground hip-hop world.
  • Cover of Yes Yes: Slum Village Talks New Music, Doughnuts & J. Dilla
    Detroit rap group Slum Village has certainly endured a lot in its 18 years. Members have tragically passed on, while others have left the group for various reasons. T3 is the only original member left. But despite all that; the veteran rap group personifies Detroit hip-hop.
  • Cover of Stream J Dilla's Rare "Dillatroit" Project In Its Entirety
    James Dewitt Yancey, aka J Dilla, is a legend in the game, and we're always on the lookout for original posthumous material from one of the greatest producers to ever do it.
  • Cover of Stream The Yancey Boys' New "Sunset Blvd" Album, Composed Entirely Of Unheard J Dilla Beats
    For those unfamiliar, The Yancey Boys are a Detroit duo consisting of Frank Nitt and Illa J, the younger brother of legendary emcee/beatsmith J Dilla.
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