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“Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) by De La Soul is dedicated to late legendary producer James ‘J Dilla’ Yancy’s legacy. The new mixtape consists of classic De La Soul over classic J Dilla production. Eleven tracks (and several bonus ‘gifts’ – like an audio letter, cover art ) all FREE… all for you… here!
Straight outta the D! Detroit’s finest trio, Slum Village, returns with a brand new video directed by Ryan Lightbourn for the J Dilla produced track ‘Yes Yes’ that we posted up here on the site about a month ago. To coincide with the name of their upcoming EP called “Vintage”, the video finds T3, illa J, & Young RJ taking things back with that visually vintage 70s & 80s vibe.
This “Vocabulary Spills” from De La Soul is a leak from what will be a ‘De La Dilla’ smash! The LP “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) is due out March 26, 2014. Downloadable for FREE.99 at www.wearedelasoul.com for you!
We created this project to celebrate the life and legacy of James D. Yancy aka J Dilla.
– De La Soul
Yeah! On this new P, of course there is limited information. That’s been his modus operandi as of late. But the cuts have been banging though, so what? Beat by the late great J. Dilla. Mix by PF Cuttin. This is Sean Price with “Barbituates” (featuring Labba, Rim of Da Villinz and Illa Ghee). FREE download for all!
This is a rebroadcast episode of Atlanta’s premier hip hop radio show that aired live on Saturday night 2/8/14 from 10pm-1:00am EST on the 100,000 watt radio station WRFG 89.3 FM just 1 day after the birthday of celebrated Detroit producer & emcee James Yancey a.k.a. J. Dilla.
It was fitting that our special guest on the show this week was none other than Phife Dawg, formerly of legendary hip hop group ‘A Tribe Called Quest.’ Phife & producer DJ Rasta Root spoke on the making of the new single & video for #Dear Dilla that celebrates the life of the fallen hip hop icon. We also discuss Phife’s upcoming album “MuttyMorphosis” which is due later this year.
In addition to plenty of brand new & exclusive music and quality bangers, this turned out to be another stellar edition of the ‘Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce!
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J Dilla would have been 40 years old today February 7th. As people around the world celebrate the greatness of the Detroit producer & emcee James Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla, his brother Illa J & the remaining members of Slum Village (T3 & Young RJ), let loose this joint appropriately titled ‘Yes Yes’. ‘Yes Yes’ is fitting as fans are happy to know Slum Village has a new album coming featuring more J Dilla production from the period when he was going by the name Jay Dee. Black Milk & Young RJ are also expected to provide some musical soundscapes as well. Rest in Peace J Dilla Dawg!
When Phife Dawg & DJ Rasta Root let me hear this song ‘Dear Dilla’ honoring the late great Detroit emcee & producer J Dilla a short time back I immediately knew it was something special. The DJ Rasta Root produced track provides the perfect soundscape for such an emotional, heartfelt, & sonically superb song.
#dearDilla is an open letter to Phife’s long time friend and producer, the legendary J Dilla (James Dewitt Yancey), who passed away on 2006 from complications of a rare blood disorder.
Just wait until y’all see the video directed by Chicago filmmaker Konee Rok that’s about to drop soon. Trust me it’s a very dope clip featuring cameos from Dwele, Uncle Herm, T3, & more. If you live in Atlanta the #dearDilla video will premier February 6th at the Midtown Art Cinema from 7:30pm-9:30pm with a Q&A hosted my yours truly & it will also premier at Dilla Day in Detroit on February 7th at the Fillmore. This is also the first official single to Phife Dawg’s upcoming album ‘MUTTYmorPHosis’ due later this year.
DOWNLOAD: PHIFE DAWG – DEAR DILLA
The album “Sunset Blvd.” (produced by the late great J Dilla) is due out September 17, 2013. But for now, we have visuals to enjoy (directed by Rowe Shot Me) for “The Fisherman” single from the Yancey Boys (illa J and Frank Nitt) featuring Vice, Detroit Serious, and J Rocc.
“In this episode, we celebrate legendary producer J Dilla, who has worked with The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest. Then we join musician friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva in Detroit to open Dilla’s storage locker, never-before-seen to the public. Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections.” – Fuse TV
Fuse TV covers the celebration of life of one of Hip-Hop’s all-time greats – James “J. Dilla” Yancey. Festivities captured in the above footage are from the Detroit, at which folks like Talib Kweli, House Shoes, and J. Dilla’s mom speak on his legacy.
The keeper of J Dilla’s catalog, Frank Nitti, is directing work on the release of a new Dilla project called “The Lost Scrolls.” Here’s the video for the first single off the project, “The Throwaway,” produced by J Dilla himself. Download the audio at the link below.
DOWNLOAD: YANCEY BOYS – THE THROWAWAY FEAT. FRANK NITTI
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Got to give the people what they want… and they always want some J Dilla at the dopest parties. So, since ?uestlove (of The Roots) was behind the tables… J Dilla it is. Check out the video above for a DJ set featuring spins of a few J Dilla classics!
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Bling47 brings us a super rare Slum Village/ J Dilla treat. Previously unreleased music. By unreleased, we mean aside from a handful of folks (most at Slum Village shows in the 1990s), NO ONE has experienced it. As our guide, Detroit producer House Shoes takes us through the music in this video Bling47 calls “Feelin Good” (filmed, edited, and animated by Waajeed)…referencing a rare J Dilla cover of “Feelin Good” (a song made famous by Nina Simone).
The “Rebirth Of Detroit” by the late Detroit great J Dilla is IN STORES NOW (available at FatBeats). This video for his cut “Rebirth Is Necessary” (featuring Tone Plummer and Mr. Wrong) has a rough look to it. But listening to the song, it feels right. Points to Ron Moe and Dirtty Ratt (of Ghosttown Entertainment) for the shot selections, and Rowe Shot Me for the edit, and for keeping the look grimy while embodying a sense of urgency…in keeping with the gritty feel and duress inherent in the song. Respect!
Apani B. Fly has an incredible Dilla dilemma! Apani heat… like this joint “Hey”… was born of… to be heard by… the streets! However, likely due to politics and economics, the song was never released, and will not likely ever be released… commercially. But nowadays NOTHING can stop a virtual (e.g. online) release. And when the piece is this sweet, everybody ought to get a slice at no price! Wow. Before I go too much more Nipsey Russell in this write-up, let’s just end it. Go listen to the UNRELEASED treat “Hey” by Apani B. Fly - produced by the Late Great J Dilla now!
I remember sitting with J Dilla’s mama “MaDukes” when she was filling me in on some of the early details regarding this upcoming Rebirth of Detroit project from J Dilla that was on the way some time ago. Great to see it’s already in motion with this new video featuring Danny Brown called “Jay Dee’s Revenge”. J Dilla’s “Rebirth Of Detroit” project officially drops Jun 12th…..