J Dilla Estate Releases Portable Turntable in Honor of Late Producer
J Dilla's estate has just given fans a reason to rejoice with the release of The Dilla Turntable.
As if that weren't enough, the three-speed portable turntable comes with a 7" single of Dilla's track, "The Sickness" featuring Nas as well as USB and headphone jacks, plus built-in stereo speakers. The suitcase deck features artwork designed by Mason London and is available to buy from Los Angeles record store Rappcats for $120.
This latest release comes on the heels of the announcement of a children's book about the legendary producer's life called The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey. Dilla's mom, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, is behind the endeavor, which also includes an interactive audio component which is narrated by J Dilla’s mother. The book will be available on Nov. 14 and proceeds from the book’s sales will go to the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation.
In addition to the upcoming book, Dilla’s legacy is also being celebrated with The Smithsonian’s display of J Dilla’s Akai MIDI Production Center and Limited Edition MPC 3000 in their National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened back in September.
In short, if you're a Dilla fan (and who isn't?) you're holiday wish list is totally set. Check out some pics of the turntables below via FACT Magazine.