T3 is now the only founding member left in Detroit's legendary Slum Village. The remaining two are Illa J (the younger brother of the late, great founding member J Dilla) and producer Young RJ. The three put out Evolution in 2013, the first S.V.
J Dilla's "Gobstopper" beat has been sitting around for years, with a few enterprising individuals dropping bars over it in years past, but now that Nas copped the instrumental for his new track "The Season," you can bet that he'll inspire new takes on the 2006 track.
Privaledge takes on J Dilla's acclaimed "Stop" instrumental (also used on Usher's "Throwback" from Confessions) for "One." The last time we heard from Privaledge was on "Pillow Talkin'." Compared to that street single, this one is much smoother--less intended for the whip and more so for the headphones.
We knew this was coming. After previewing the new, J Dilla-produced joint "The Season" at a Run The Jewels album release event in Brooklyn last night, God's Son drops the official version on his Audiomack account.
J Dilla may not be around anymore, but with his large stash of unreleased music, it doesn't always feel that way. J Dilla's mom, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, always makes sure her son is properly represented with posthumous releases and tributes.
On last month's Record Store Day, deceased production legend J Dilla was honored by the Give Them What They Want EP, a collection of six tracks from the scrapped vocal album The Diary. Recorded between 2001-2002, "The Doe" is the latest song that Rappcats Records has shared with us from the EP.
Veteran DJ/producer House Shoes, who also happens to be Detroit's Hip-Hop Ambassador To The World, is currently hosting a J Dilla remix challenge, inviting participants to flip the late producer's "Electric Piano Solo" interlude, from his 1997 EP Unreleased.
J Dilla is easily on of the most celebrated producers of all time. He has a very high stan-to-fan ratio as well, which means the people who listen to him, are generally pretty obsessed with him-- and for good reason.
Today De La Soul gave us some new music to digest, with the release of a BitTorrent bundle comprising of a eleven new mixtape cuts (all with vintage J. Dilla production), an audio letter, a J. Dilla documentary and some wallpapers. The mixtape Smell The DA.I.S.Y. is available for download on HNHH here.
The other week for Valentine's Day De La Soul decided to let go their entire catalogue for free download via their website. That alone was generous enough, but when some fans didn't receive their download in a timely manner, De La Soul offered an apology in song-form for that, "Sorry/Thank You."
The Hip-Hop world lost something profound when the legendary producer and member of Slum Village passed away in 2006. Illa J, Young RJ and T3, who compose Slum Village as we know it today, release this song over a previously unreleased J.
Phife Dawg is taking us back for a minute with his new release, "Dear Dilla." The record pays tribute to late producer J. Dilla, while at the same time Phife puts down the current rap scene and style, and reminisces about back-in-the-day. You can read his criticism of our current rappers below.
Joey Bada$$ has teamed up with Akomplice and the J Dilla Foundation for this new single and a series of limited-edition T-shirts. Hit up the Akomplice web store to cop the track - all proceeds go toward purchasing instruments and music lessons for underprivileged kids.
Bump Jeep Volume (Prod. By J. Dilla) , the latest cut from The Yancey Boys which features T3 on the assist. It dropped on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013. The Yancey Boys's horizons are broadening with each new release, and Jeep Volume (Prod. By J. Dilla) is no exception.