With an album available now, the Yancey Boys (Illa J and Frank Nitt) releases one of the standout tracks from the album called “Quicksand”. The soulful vocals are done by Dezi Paige and features Chicago’s own Common handling the first verse. The project will include previously unheard beats by J. Dilla himself. The album includes features from Common, Guilty Simpson, J.Pinder, Posdnous, T3, Talib Kweli and more. The album’s CD and vinyl editions will ship tomorrow (November 5th).
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If you know Dilla like we do, you’ve heard this record before. Today Rappcats decides to release the final version of the Nottz produced “Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1)”. The track will land on J. Dilla’s upcoming album, The Diary. This record will also be on the upcoming Diamonds & Ice EP, due August 27 with Ice (The Shining Pt. 2)” and an instrumental called “The D,” Those two records are produced by Madlib.
“Trucks” produced by J Dilla, mixed and mastered from the original 2-inch tape.
Both “Anthem” and “Trucks” were produced, and feature complete vocal performances, by Dilla. The tracks come straight from multi-track masters found on 2-inch tape shortly after Dilla’s passing in 2006. These songs have been mixed by engineer Dave Cooley, who worked extensively with Dilla during his years in Los Angeles. Using Dilla’s original demo mixes as his guide, Cooley attempted to finalize Dilla’s vision for these tracks, while keeping all of the elements that Dilla had in place in his original demos present.
Mister Cee is known for his classic mixes, as well as his “Throwback At Noon” segment on Hot 97. Earlier today, Mister Cee paid tribute to one of the greatest producers ever, J-Dilla. Featuring tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Janet Jackson, Slum Village, Busta Rhymes & more.
R.I.P. J-Dilla (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006)
Here’s a brand new record “Anthem” featuring Frank N Dank, produced by J Dilla. Mixed and mastered from the original 2-inch tape. 12-inch clear vinyl to be released on Pay Jay Productions, Spring 2013.
Here it is, your first taste of the upcoming “Lost Scrolls” release from J Dilla. The “Lost Scrolls” will be all unreleased Dilla material and will come of somewhat of a surprise to more than a few. Not due to the lavish production work – the beats are prime, vintage Dilla start to finish. What will make “Lost Scrolls” unique is Dilla on the mic. This special 10” release of material from “Lost Scrolls” finds Dilla at home on the verbals just as he was always at home working an MPC. The projected is being assembled by long time friend and confident Frank Nitt from Frank N Dank who’s put painstaking attention into maintaining Dilla’s vision and energy through- out. This vinyl offering features “DeWitt To Do It” (DeWitt being Dilla’s middle name) as well as the return of the Yancey Boys on “The Throwaway” where Dilla’s brother Illa J trades verses with Nitt over a vintage Dilla beat. Pick it up now in time for this year’s Dilla Day, a celebration of the life and music for the great J Dilla and you too will say “J Dilla Changed My Life.”
Tracklisting after the jump. Pre-order here.
J. Dilla left the hip hop world in 2006, but his music can still be heard in 2012 in the hip hop industry. With his upcoming album, Rebirth Of Detroit set to be released on June 12th, here’s an album sampler from the project. Features include Danny Brown, Chuck Inglish, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat and more. The tracklisting can be found after the jump. Pre-order here.