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Common Talks Dilla, No I.D. and ‘Rewind That’ [Exclusive Video]

In this exclusive interview Common talks about 'Rewind That,' the most personal song on his 'Nobody's Smiling' album.

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J Dilla’s Production Equipment Headed to the Smithsonian Museum [VIDEO]

Studio equipment owned by J Dilla is headed to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

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J Dilla Estate to Release Special Box Set ‘The King of Beats’

J Dilla's estate, supervised by his mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, will release a box set of previously unreleased music from Dilla this summer.

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De La Soul Releases ‘Smell The Da.I.S.Y.’ Mixtape

Hip-hop fans rejoice! De La Soul has released their mixtape 'Smell the Da.I.S.Y.' featuring beats by the late and great J Dilla. As far as we are concern, De La and Dilla go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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De La Soul Releases J Dilla-Produced ‘Vocabulary Spills’

De La Soul and J Dilla have collaborated numerous times before the late producer’s death in 2006 from Lupus. So it’s good to hear the trio spit over a rare Dilla instrumental on their just-released single, 'Vocabulary Spills.'

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Listen to Dil Jackson’s J Dilla and Michael Jackson Mash-Up Tracks

What do you get when you mix two late and great icons like J Dilla and Michael Jackson? Three thrilling hip-hop and R&B mash-ups from DJ J Rocc.

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10 Best J Dilla Productions

Today, Feb. 7, the late and great hip-hop maestro James Yancey, aka J Dilla, would have celebrated his 40th birthday. Sadly, the influential producer passed away on Feb. 10, 2006, after a long bout with lupus. Dilla Dawg may be gone but his music and legacy will never be forgotten.

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Check Out Stussy x J Dilla Tribute T-Shirt Collection

Last year, Stussy honored J Dilla with the release of the World Tour T-shirt on what would have been his 39th birthday. To celebrate Dilla Day 2014 on Feb. 7, Stussy will honor the late and great Detroit producer with a limited-edition capsule project.

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A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg Pays Tribute on ‘#dearDilla’

There's been plenty of J Dilla tributes since the lauded producer's passing in 2006. Phife Dawg is the latest to follow this hip-hop tradition on '#dearDilla.'

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10 Best Classic Rock Sample Flips

Classic rock and hip-hop are more closely related than you'd think. We've got 10 examples of rock samples being flipped into dope hip-hop songs.

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