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J Dilla – “Baby”

“Baby” is a bonus track you can get on CD and flexi at the Dillatronic store online. But you may as well check for the release of J Dilla’s lost classic “Jay Love Japan,” too. You can order the standard “Jay Love Japan” LP on iTunes.

J DILLA – BABY | JAY LOVE JAPAN (LP)

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J Dilla – “The Sickness” feat. Nas (Prod. By Madlib) [Video]

I go harder than average people… plus I got twice the drive!
Nas

Psychedelic visuals – heavy on the fly-by tie dye – for J Dilla’s jawn “The Sickness” (featuring Nas). We posted the Madlib-produced track a little over a week ago. Linkages below to remind you, and give you ways to cop Dilla’s “The Diary” if ya likes.

J DILLA – THE SICKNESS FEAT. NAS (PROD. BY MADLIB) | THE DIARY

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Nottz Draws His ‘Rhythm Roulette’ Wax From The Same Stacks J Dilla Did (Video)

Re-read the byline and watch Nottz stylin’ on ’em in this episode of Rhythm Roulette. Upside: You KNOW the pickings should be good since they are the same plates used by the late great J Dilla. Downside: Who’s gonna do it doper than Dilla? Hmmmm….

Rhythm Roulette. J Dilla Edition. Nottz Raw!

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Hi-Tek Speaks On J Dilla (Video)

Legendary producer Hi-Tek discusses the first time he connected with Dilla at Electric Lady Studios, what it’s like to play a beat for J Dilla, and how he got involved with “The Diary.”

J DILLA – THE DIARY

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J Dilla – “The Sickness” feat. Nas (Prod. By Madlib)

Latest greatest release from the lost LP (“The Diary”) from the late great J Dilla. This one’s “The Sickness” (produced by Madlib). Aptly named, you’ll agree, with Nas going ill on the track like that.

J DILLA – THE SICKNESS FEAT. NAS (PROD. BY MADLIB) | THE DIARY

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J Dilla – “Gangsta Boogie” feat. Snoop Dogg x Kokane

Playing this, it sounds just like you’d expect “Gangsta Boogie” to sound. Snoop & Kokane do the right things lacing this special J Dilla track. And make no mistake, all of the late great Dilla’s tracks are special. But this one, just that much more so because it is off “The Diary.”

The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla’s longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla’s long lost vocal album, “The Diary” on April 15th, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records. Initially intended for release in 2002, “The Diary” is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime.

J DILLA – GANGSTA BOOGIE FEAT. SNOOP DGG X KOKAINE | THE DIARY

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eLZhi – “February” (Video)

Conceptual visual presentation for “February,” the latest from eLZhi. Loosely based on the concept of the 2004 movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” it is an open letter to J Dilla, who was born in and died in the month of February. Deep.

You can pre-order the whole forthcoming eLZhi plate, entitled “Lead Poison,” via linkage below.

ELZHI – LEAD POISON (PRE-ORDER)

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J Dilla – “The Introduction” (Prod. By House Shoes)

Crazy beat by House Shoes with J Dilla for his jawn “The Introduction” off “The Diary” – his forthcoming LP (due out April 15, 2016). Some serious Detroit duo damage done here! The linkages for the single, album pre-order, even vinyl follows.

J DILLA – THE INTRODUCTION | THE DIARY (PRE-ORDER) | (VINYL)

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House Shoes – “KJVIII” (Mixtape)

Game recognize game. Detroit recognize Detroit. Beatmaster recognize Beatmaster James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey the late and still great! The beatmaster party of the first part, well that’s House Shoes. Doing what he do, he decided to tap back into that DJ House Shoes part of himself and digs deep into some crates to take us deep into Dilla’s sample vault for this “KJVIII” mix. Nice.

The King James Version.
Part III.

God Bless.
House Shoes

HOUSE SHOES – KJVIII

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Black Thought Speaks On How Artists Got J Dilla Beats, Dilla’s Legacy And More (Video)

Every year I would go to Detroit for, like, at least a couple of days to spend with Jay Dee; so that I could be one of the first people that got his tape for the upcoming season.
Black Thought

Imagine if your biggest fans had fans. And your beat tape was ‘distributed’ by your biggest fans making an annual sojourn to your spot to come get it… Or just listen to Black Thought tell you about how he, Common and others used to check for Dilla back in the day.

Black Thought speaks on getting beats from J Dilla and Scott Storch back in the day.

J Dilla made it all possible. His music lives through Thought and all the singers and emcees that breathed over his beats.

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J Rocc – “Discogs Mix 43” (For J Dilla Weekend 2016) [Mixtape]

Rare cuts and remixes by the homie and close compatriot of J Dilla’s. Been 10 years to the day Dilla left this plane. Dilla’s mom, Ma Dukes, is holding and hosting festivities down in Miami (Florida, USA) once again this weekend. Listen: Do not wait to live! Start (continue) the party with this J Rocc “Mix 43.” FREE download below!

DOWNLOAD: J ROCC – DISCOGS MIX 43 (FOR J DILLA WEEKEND 2016) [MIXTAPE]

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Illa J Speaks On Being The Brother Of A Legend, J Dilla’s Legacy As On Of The Best Ever And More (Video)

A damn good 15 minutes of watching right from the start! Is there a downside to being the brother of the late great J Dilla (besides him not being here, of course)? Fam, there’s a downside to everything. But there were lots of good things and times, too. Honest talk with Peter Rosenberg from the younger Yancey.

Illa J Discusses New Album, the Downside of Being J Dilla’s Brother and his own come up in music on Real Late.

PREVIOUS: ILLA J (ALBUM)

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J Dilla – “Dillatronic” (Album Stream)

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You probably remember seeing a link to grab that “Dillatronic” album from the late great J Dilla on here, right? Well… did you grab that yet? If not, what’re you waiting for, a free stream so you can listen and maybe decide?

(Oh, you were. Okay… smart!)

J DILLA – DILLATRONIC (ALBUM STREAM) | (BUY VIA EARLIER POST)

J Dilla – “Dillatronic #7” (Instrumental)

Wow. There are no words for this “Dillatronic #7” instrumental track from J Dilla. None needed. We know how you’re feeling as you listen to the stream above; scrunched up face, head nodding, body rocking. Yep.

A new track off the upcoming J Dilla collection “Dillatronic,” a series of unreleased electronic-influenced instrumentals from the iconic producer. Order now at dillatronic.com. Presented by Ma Dukes and Vintage Vibez Music Group.

J DILLA – DILLATRONIC #7 | DILLATRONIC

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Styles P – “Ghost Dilla” feat. Fortes (Video)

New freestyle video from Holiday Styles a.k.a. Styles P and The Rapfest. He borrows the J. Dilla-produced “Red” for “Ghost Dilla” featuring Fortes.
– RapFest

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Slum Village – “Love Is” feat. Bilal x Illa J (Video)

Once again, the SV rocked this beat by Jay Dee righteously! And don’t let the visuals touring the city distract y’all. Bilal backing ’em up with the silky croons and overdubs concealing lots of slick talk. This is off that “Yes” album (linked below).

(Head so good it ought to be illegal… What?! Where is she?)

SLUM VILLAGE – YES

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Kaytranada x Mark Morrison – “Return Of The Mack” (Jay Dee Blend)

Ohhhh! Once again… “Returrrrn Of The Maaack” by Mark Morrision gets its collar popped by Kaytranada, who mixed the 1990s jam with a beat from the Motor City track master Jay Dee aka J Dilla. Dip and slide to the vibe put down by this new musical creation.

i did that sh*t live in the bbc mix and i thought id share it with yall
beat by J Dilla from one of his beattapes
and vocals by Mark Morrison obiviously.
Kaytranada

Yep. And get the FREE download (linked below).

DOWNLOAD: KAYTRANADA X MARK MORRISON – RETURN OF THE MACK (JAY DEE BLEND)

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Byron The Aquarius – “J Dilla What Up Doe” (Vol. 1)

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Here’s a li’l som’n to season up your Sunday. Project inspired by the late great J Dilla. Byron The Aquarius with a goodly amount of feature vocals and a bit of production help (e.g. Denaun Porter producing a single) on this “J Dilla What Up Doe” (Vol. 1).

Dedication Project to Dilla 4 all the inspiration he gave the World.
Byron The Aquarius

BYRON THE AQUARIUS – J DILLA WHAT UP DOE (VOL. 1)

Slum Village – “Right Back” feat. De La Soul (Prod. By J Dilla)

Slum Village is dropping a new album (“YES!”) on June 16, 2015. But instead of making us wait for the whole plate, SV lets us have another taste – “Right Back” (featuring De La Soul). Beat by the late great J Dilla. Stream above. Pre-order link for the album below.

SLUM VILLAGE – RIGHT BACK FEAT. DE LA SOUL (PROD. BY J DILLA) | YES!

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Ma Dukes Announces ‘ATL J Dilla Chapter’ + Planet Asia & Methuzulah Performance (Video)

The spirit of J Dilla lives on way past his death.  If you are not familiar J Dilla as a producer set the soundtrack for artists from Common to Erykah Badu to Talib Kweli to D’Angelo, A Tribe Called Quest and many more.  His mother Ma Dukes along with the Dilla Foundation have kept his mission and movement going to this day.  Recently Ma Dukes along with the Dilla Foundation were in Atlanta to announce the new ATL Dilla Chapter.  The night consisted of a great beat battle from producers all over the country.  It was capped off by great performances from Methuzulah and Planet Asia.  Check out more videos after the jump.

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