“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.
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.”
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.
Mahagoni Music, the label of Detroit techno & house auteur Kenny Dixon Jr. AKA Moodymann, just released this snippet of their forthcoming Dillatroit EP, dropping May 25th in limited edition 12″ vinyl. Details are sketchy but judging from the official Ma Dukes Yancey drop on this soundcloud preview (and confirmed by our sources) it seems like this if going to be a special wax-only sampler of select tracks from the Rebirth of Detroit LP that’s in the works for June 12th on Ma Dukes’ own Ruff Draft records. Makes sense, since Dixon has been a vocal supporter of the Vinyl Preservation Society and Detroit-made music in general. I guess it’s too much to hope that the EP might also include one of his signature soulful techno reworks of the Dilla material–but we can hope. Get thee to a record store on May 25th and if you are in the D, make sure you’re at the Magic Stick that night for the Ruff Draft label launch event. We love you, Ma Dukes.
Yep, nothing else matters today. Here’s a trailer from J. Dilla’s upcoming album, Rebirth Of Detroit dropping June 12th. Directed by Oren Goldenberg.
The project will feature new music from the late producer, as well as Detroit’s finest emcees and musicians who have both worked with and/or been influenced by Dilla such as Illa J, Chuck English of The Cool Kids, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson and more.
Today, is the birthday of the late great James Dewitt Yancey. He was born on Feburary 7th, and sadly passed away on February 10th. His soul and music will live on forever. Today we are paying homage to greatest producer to ever live, J-Dilla. Here’s some of my (Ace) favorite instrumentals/songs by him. Expect more videos/tributes from Dilla on February 10th. R.I.P. J-Dilla. Read more