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.
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.'
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.
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.