Posts Tagged ‘J Dilla’
Get out your chair. The Season of Nas’ here!
A co-sign and cool look at the same damn time. Those lucky enough to be at the Hip-Hop duo Run The Jewels’ “RTJ2″ release Q&A event (at Nitehawk Cinema) got more than free popcorn, cheap drinks, and a special viewing of “The Warriors.” Nas (one of the Mass Appeal Media label’s big shots) came through to see the bredren AND… debut his new single, “The Season” (produced by the late great J Dilla)! After doing so, he thanked the fans gathered, Killer Mike and El-P.
Maaaannn! To be there at that moment. To hear that new jawn. Oh, you can hear that jawn… and download a copy… now… for FREE!
DOWNLOAD: NAS – THE SEASON (PROD. BY J DILLA)
Common sharing deep perspectives about working with some of Hip Hop’s greatest producers (like J Dilla, Kanye West and No I.D.). Not only does that, Common speaks on the making of hits like “The Corner” and “Rewind That,” about living with J Dilla in LA and more. Great talk from a guy who’d know. Watch.
Detroit MC/Producer Magnif drops “The Shining Pt. 2” (produced by J Dilla) a leak off his forthcoming debut solo project, “MagnifIAm.” Ten years ago, “The Shining Pt. 1” was released as a 12” single; with Dilla on the beat and the scratches. Cuts by DJ TJ the King on this one (the beat from the late great J).
Yancey Boys (illa J & Frank Nitt) never left, but they’re back with heat over a J Dilla beat. This is “Beautiful” off the “Sunset Blvd.” project. Featuring Posdnuos from De La Soul and Botni Applebum.
The “Give ‘Em What They Want” EP – six tracks produced in 2001-2002 by J Dilla and Supa Dave West (Pay Jay Productions) – includes this jewel entitled “The Doe.” Two minutes of that heat! The vinyl buy link is at the Soundcloud (linked below).
The J Dilla contest entry that could’ve been. Ah well. Tall Black Guy serves up his flip of a track anyway – “Whenever It Comes To You” (Jay Dee Electric Piano Funk). Reminiscent of the Golden Era. Enjoy thoroughly.
Howdy Folks, I was a little late to the party with the Jay Dee Contest. But, I seen alot of the homies flip it up so, I decided to give it a try. Hope you all enjoy!!
Jaded Inc. consists of Michigan natives Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT. The “Monster” beat is a J Dilla creation they breathe over lovely. The track will be on the forthcoming Jaded Inc. debut album called “The Big Knock” (due out June 17, 2014), available for pre-order on iTunes now.
“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.