We’re now halfway through May. A full third of 2013 is behind us and things are really beginning to heat up in more ways than one. Quality Hip-Hop is popping up with more and more frequency as the temperature rises, so we have new jawns to rock for sundress and cargo shorts season.
FUSE has a well regarded video series, Crate Diggers, which looks at the record collection of Hip-Hop notables. Today (March 20), a new episode airs featuring one of the most coveted vinyl stash in all of music—the stacks and stacks of wax of late Detroit producer James “J Dilla” Yancey.
Tomorrow (Feb. 7) marks the seventh anniversary of producer/DJ/lyricist James “J Dilla” Yancey’s untimely passing. This makes February a gift and a curse for Hip-Hop enthusiasts, because while they’re forced to celebrate the death of another artist gone too soon, they’re also guaranteed to receive a few special projects that commemorate the Detroit native’s legacy.
Fans of James “J Dilla” Yancey are still reeling from the unfortunate passing of the famed Detroit producer and rapper. After succumbing to a rare blood disease in 2006, Dilla’s legacy has lived on through a series of tributes, beat jacks and a record label helmed by his mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey. After releasing […]
On Saturday, July 14th at the annual “DC Loves Dilla” benefit concert in the Washington, DC suburb of Silver Spring, MD, the spirit of late producer/rapper James “J Dilla” Yancey was alive and well. Two of Jay Dee’s actual family members and musical partners of his past rocked in honor for the 7th annual tribute […]