WATCHLOUD went down to Dilla Day Weekend in Miami and spoke to some Hip-Hop notables including M1, Ski Beatz and Camp Lo about late Slum Village member, MC and producer du jour James “J Dilla” Yancey.
Veteran rap trio De La Soul thrilled fans last month by unleashing the Smell The Da.I.S.Y. mixtape last month, featuring the crew’s classic bars over J Dilla production. The free download was well-received, but now fans can have the audio experience pouring from their turntables after the crew pressed up the release on vinyl.
Following a stretch of shows that included appearances by Russell Simmons, Sauce Money, and Lord Jamar, The Combat Jack Show sat with Talib Kweli and the late, great J. Dilla’s mother Ma Dukes.
De La Soul celebrated the 25th anniversary of their classic debut, 3 Feet High and Rising, yesterday. Today (March 4), the Long Island trio drop a J Dilla produced song called “Dilla Plugged In.”
Rappers of all sects and varieties took a moment out of their time to wish J Dilla a happy birthday on his would-be 40th “Dilla Day” on February 7.
James Dewitt “J. Dilla” Yancey made music for any occasion, and fans are blessed with new audible treats in his wake. What’s a better time to debut an unreleased track than what would have been his 40th birthday?
Early June is a bittersweet time for Hip-Hop heads since it mark both the birthday (Feb. 7) and anniversary (Feb. 10) of J Dilla‘s death. Notable streetwear brand Stussy has created a capsule collection to commemorate the late Detroit producer and MC.
FUSE returns with its exciting behind-the-scenes web series, Crate Diggers, this time focusing on Detroit native House Shoes. The J Dilla affiliate breaks down his massive record collection and reveals a story behind one of the Motor City’s biggest acts in Eminem.