It's been 10 years since famed producer J Dilla passed away, but his long-awaited 'The Diary' LP is finally available.
As the hip-hop community still mourns the death of A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg, his family pays tribute by releasing a snippet of his J Dilla-produced song, "Nutshell."
It has been 10 years since the late J Dilla passed away. His mark on hip-hop continues to live on though, with his legacy extending beyond the music. Across the country thousands who were influenced by his music will congregate to celebrate his memory. Here are some of the events for what has been dubbed Dilla month: Dilla […]
Today marks nine years since J Dilla passed, and the Hip-Hop world has been reflecting on the legacy of the late producer. Having just won a Grammy with Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Robert Glasper dropped a new song dedicated to Dilla called “Dillalude 3.” Okayplayer premiered the track which features Dilla’s Slum Village counterpart T3, and it will be on Glasper’s upcoming album ‘Live At Capital Records.’ […]
Revered hip-hop producer James “J Dilla” Dewitt crafted a mash-up master class with his final instrumental record Donuts. Released just three days before his death in 2006, Donuts exists today as a musical Rosetta Stone, bridging the gap between R&B, soul, and hip-hop in unique and captivating ways that denote it as a modern classic among beat-heads the world over. […]
Dilla Weekend, a multi-day event that is meant to pay homage to the late J Dilla, is set to take place February 5 through 8 in Miami, Florida, according to HotNewHipHop. “Dilla’s music is timeless and lives in all of us,” Dilla’s mother, Ma Dukes, said in a statement. “I expect Miami to become the […]
Update: Nas released “The Season” in full for free download through Audiomack. Check the stream below Fans of hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, consisting of MCs Killer Mike and El-P, were treated to an appearance by Mass Appeal Records founder and NYC hip-hop heavyweight Nasir “Nas” Jones last night at the Nitehawk Theater in Brooklyn. Twenty lucky fans who came through […]
The music listening public first got a taste of the collaborative chemistry between De La Soul and the late James “J-Dilla” Yancey in 1996 for their title track “Stakes Is High.” Dilla’s flip of Ahmad Jamal’s Swahililand set the bar high for subsequent “Dilla Soul” songs like “Thru Ya City,” “Much More” and “Verbal Clap.” […]
February 7th 2014 would have been the 40th birthday of producer/MC James Dewitt Yancey, aka J-Dilla. The Detroit producer’s influence runs too deep to list here, but he touched many lives, including that of A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg. RELATED: Please Settle Down:17 Common Misinterpretations Of “Electric Relaxation” Besides being a member for The […]
Anyone who is well versed in Slum Village or J. Dilla specifically for that matter, knows who Maureen Yancey aka Ma Dukes is. Ma Duke’s is J. Dilla’s mother and a beloved mother figure to many in the Hip Hop community. According to AllHipHop.com Ma Dukes reached out to “The Worlds’s Most Dangerous Site” to set […]
James “J Dilla” Yancey is one of the most prolific producers ever to touch the hip-hop game. He was at the helm of songs for many of your favorite artists like Erykah Badu, Common, and A Tribe Called Quest. Sadly, Dilla succumbed to Lupus in 2006. While Dilla’s passing was a great loss to hip-hop, […]