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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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Joey Bada$$ Appears on J Dilla-Produced Track ‘Two Lips’

Joey Bada$$ has teamed up with clothing line Akomplice for a phenomenal project that honors the life of the late hip-hop producer J Dilla. The Pro Era rapper is releasing 'Two Lips,' a benefit track for the J Dilla Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that provides music programs and instruments for underprivileged youth.

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Yancey Boys – ‘Quicksand’ Feat. Common & Dezi Paige (Prod. J Dilla)

'Quicksand' is the latest offering from Detroit's Yancey Boys, aka the duo of J Dilla comrades Frank Nitt and Illa J, who are joined by songstress Dezi Paige and Common.

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New J Dilla EP ‘Diamonds & Ice’ Announced, Lead Single Streaming Now

Another set of previously unreleased J Dilla tracks is set to be released on Aug. 27 in the form of the 'Diamonds & Ice' EP, though this one's a little different from what you might expect. The focus this time is on the late artist's vocals.

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J Dilla Record Collection: Thousands of Late Producer’s LPs Found in Abandoned Storage Unit

The late J Dilla, considered by many to be one of the greatest hip-hop DJs ever, left behind an extensive treasure trove of records. According to The Detroit News (via Pitchfork), the beat maestro's cache of LPs was found in an abandoned storage unit and are now being sold at a Royal Oak, Mich., store called UHF.

Between 7,000 and 8,000 re

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