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Since 2006, the good folks at entertainment and promotions company Hedrush have been celebrating the life and legacy of James “J Dilla” Yancey by way of its annual DC Loves Dilla Tribute Concert. This year, the two-day celebration of all things J Dilla in the Nation’s Capital feature Chicago MC and actor Common in a headlining […]

News, Wired Tracks

Devoted fans  of the late, great J Dilla have heard just about every piece of music the Detroit producer has recorded. Earlier this year, however, listeners got an audio teaser from Dilla Dawg featuring longtime collaborators Frank-N-Dank with “Anthem.” Now with the single officially dropping this week, the B-side, “Trucks,” has leaked to the Internets […]

News, Video

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.

J. Dilla, News, Wired Tracks

What did we tell you? Just a day after what would have been the late, great J. Dilla’s 39th birthday, we receive a project commemorating the Detroit MC/producer’s legacy from a talented beatsmith in his own right, Illmind (stylized !llmind). Simply titled Happy B-Day J Dilla, the “FreEP” contains four instrumentals that are “!nspired by one […]


The folks over at promotions company Rare Form have been putting on its annual Donuts Are Forever fundraiser and tribute in honor of the late J Dilla since 2007. Headlining the seventh special event will be producer Just Blaze on the turntables, joining a growing group of Hip-Hop icons that have appeared as guests. 


Fans of James “J Dilla” Yancey are no doubt familiar with the famed Detroit producer’s critically acclaimed instrumental album Donuts. Although it would be the last album Dilla would record before his untimely passing in February 2006, the record still maintains resonance in the Hip-Hop community. For the collectors, the Yancey Music Group is already […]

J. Dilla, News

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 […]

J. Dilla, News, REVIEWS

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 […]

J. Dilla, News, Wired Tracks

Hollis, Queens MC, Apani B. Fly recently blessed fans with a gem produced by the late, great J Dilla titled, “Hey.” Apani B., who’s known as a pioneer in New York City’s underground Hip-Hop scene, dropped this unreleased Dilla collaboration via twitter, stating that “Due to all kinds of politics I don’t think it ever will hit […]


R&B singers (rappers, too) have a tendency to fall off sharply, but D’Angelo’s decline was truly epic in nature. The Richmond, VA native went from s-ex symbol to a bloated struggle rapper lookalike right before our eyes, whenever he managed to appear in public. But the “Devil’s Pie” singer looks like he’s cleaned up (he […]


Another February 7th has come and gone. Some choose to call it “Dilla Day” while others choose to refer to February as “Dilla Month.” Jay Dee AKA J Dilla started out as a producer/MC that was mostly known in underground Hip-Hop circles. He later became a revered producer and musician amongst mainly music insiders and […]


The sixth annual ‘Donuts Are Forever’ celebration for the late Jay Dee/J Dilla is going down on Sunday, February 19, 2012. ‘Donuts Are Forever 6’ is taking place in New York City at Brooklyn Bowl, with doors opening at 6pm and the show set to start at 8pm and tickets ranging from $5 to $10. […]