88 Keys speaks with Grind Music Radio about meeting two of hip-hop greatest producers.
Video director Andrew Gura explains how the iconic Donuts cover shot came to be. Above is the raw footage. one completely unexpected outcome of the project was as follows: months later when stones throw art director jeff jank was designing the cover for dilla’s 2006 ‘donuts,’ he realized that he had no unseen photos of [cont.]
Common shares his memories of James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla aka Jay Dee. Common tells Nick Huff of Hard Knock TV that J Dilla is his, Pharrells, Kanyes and Questloves favorite producer. Common also talks about how Dilla and himself worked on Like Water For Chocolate almost 10 years ago and how he thinks [cont.]
Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding [cont.]
The Hip-Hop Connection UK scores this exclusive interview with Dilla’s mother, as she speaks on raising the late producer and the Dilla foundation. Happy Birthday, Jay Dee.
On February 7th, 2011, TheJDillaProject.Com will reveal the Still Shining documentary, as previewed above. Featuring unseen interviews with Dilla himself, as well as his peers, including Pete Rock, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Busta Rhymes, Phat Kat, Dwele, Common, ?uestlove, Q-Tip, and more. Damn, that last clip at the end is heartbreaking….
Some newly discovered footage of SV doing a soundcheck at some unknown venue. R.I.P. Dilla, R.I.P. Baatin.
Consequence takes some shots at Cam’ron after he and Jim Jones dissed Kanye on his own “Runaway” beat a few weeks back. Taken from Movies On Demand 2, coming soon. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: Consequence – “Man Purses” (prod. J. Dilla) (MP3) Consequence – “Man Purses” (prod. J. Dilla) (MP3)
“The Apartment” is not only the title track off Dynas’ most recent album, but it is also the foundation of the entire project on Badgramma/BBE Records. The late J Dilla applies his impassioned trademark production as Dynas expels the emotions one must face in order to repair an already broken relationship. If Dynas’ forthright lyrics [cont.]
RZA speaks on Kanye and Nas’ upcoming albums, touches upon J. Dilla, imitators, and music vs. movies at Red Bull Music Academy.
T3 dismisses recent talks of beefs and break-ups of Slum Village and some of the motivations behind the tracks on Villa Manifesto.
Some of you might remember this from when it first dropped here on HipHopSite some years ago. There is a little history surrounding this mixtape – it basically was right after Shady Records signed 50 Cent, and Royce felt that the relationship between himself and the label was finished. This was his first mixtape, released [cont.]
If you haven’t picked up your copy of the J. Dilla Donut Shop limited edition Serato control vinyl yet, we advise you do so at the Stones Throw store. Meanwhile, the label graciously offers up a downloadable version of the bonus EP that comes with the set, which you can grab below. J. Dilla – [cont.]
On paper, the prospect of a *new* Slum Village album – at this point in the game – just sounds like a bad idea. Two of the core members, J. Dilla and Baatin have passed away, and there’s already a shroud of negativity surrounding the group’s final LP, Villa Manifesto, as remaining members T3 and [cont.]
Now this is refreshing. Andre The Giant’s got a new album out on Fat Beats called Everything’s Berri, which we haven’t checked yet. He’s also got this ridiculous new mixtape, featuring him rhyming over J. Dilla beats from Donuts. We can’t see how this could go wrong. A.G. + J. Dilla – “Dunkin’ Donuts” (Mixtape)
The book will finally be closed on Slum Village with Villa Manifesto, dropping July 27th. Here goes the second leak, “Lock It Down”, produced by the late great James Yancey. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: Slum Village – “Lock It Down” (prod. J Dilla) (MP3) Slum Village – “Lock It Down” (prod. [cont.]
Slum Village will make a surprising return with their sixth LP, Villa Manifesto, despite the loss of two of the group’s core members, Baatin and J. Dilla. Dilla will be included on the LP on four tracks, with additional guest appearances from De La Soul, Phife Dawg, Little Brother, Dwele, and Colin Munroe, who appears [cont.]
New, old Slum Village stuff surfaces, courtesy of Culture King, produced by J. Dilla, over a beat you might recognize from Jay Dee Instrumentals V.3 (“Garage Band”). No word on if this will see official release anytime soon. Slum Village + J. Dilla – “Lock It Down” (MP3)
Big Paul Rosenberg chimes in via his blog, with some kind words about his fallen friends Proof and J. Dilla, as well as an unreleased collaborative joint with J. Dilla. Says Paul: A lot of people don’t know how close Proof and J. Dilla were. Back in the early-to-mid-90′s these two Detroit favorites started working [cont.]
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