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Slum Village Calls It Quits

Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village has had it rough over the past few years, having lost members J Dilla and Baatin as well as dealing with label changes and personal troubles. But after 13 years since the 1997 release of their debut al

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Drake Pays Tribute to J Dilla and Al Green

Drake is reaping the benefits of having a Billboard-topping album with his debut effort 'Thank Me Later.' On June 22, the much-buzzed about artist performed at a surely lucrative corporate event for Microsoft Bing, running through a series of bangers from his new album and a few surprising covers that included a J Dilla verse from Slum Village's 'Climax' and Al Green's soulful classic

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J Dilla-Inspired Events Added to Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Brooklyn Bodega and Berklee School of Music are teaming up to bring a little bit of J Dilla's legacy to the borough's annual hip-hop festival. Because this year's festival will focus closely on the Detroit born producer, on July 6, members of t

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New Slum Village Track Features Unreleased J Dilla Production

Now that J Dilla has rightfully achieved legendary status, it's always great news when an unreleased track comes to the surface in order to dominate our iPods. This time around it's a song by Slum Village,

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J Dilla Headed to the ‘Donut Shop’

The J Dilla legend continues to rightfully grow, and with the recent news that his family is finally in control of his vast estate containing all beats and no money, it's time for a new round of awesome products. Stones Throw recently announced that they have teamed with Serat

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J Dilla Remembered in Stussy Documentary

In honor of the late James "J Dilla" Yancey, the Stussy clothing company has produced a three-part documentary short on the Los Angeles years of the Detroit native. Yancey is widely considered one of the most in

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Common Remembers J Dilla

This week hip-hop remembers the life of producer J Dilla who passed away three days after his 32nd birthday on Feb. 10, 2006. Rapper Common, one of Dilla's longtime friends and collaborators, reflected on th

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J Dilla Estate Launches New Web Site and Foundation

Last July, The BoomBox reported that the family of iconic hip-hop producer J Dilla won a long going legal battle over the fate of his estate. More good news on the subject surfaced this week with the e

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Charles Hamilton Dropped From Interscope Records?

Interscope Records has reportedly dropped Harlem rapper Charles Hamilton in the wake of his debut, 'The Perfect Life' and a few news-grabbing moments, including one with labelmate Soulja Boy. The major label has yet to confirm said reports.

His b

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DOOM Reveals ‘Unexpected Guests’ on New Album

DOOM -- the wordsmith of all wordsmiths -- is back for a 2009 victory lap. Having dropped the MF in MF DOOM, and released the stellar 'Born Like This' earlier this year, the MC-behind-the-mask is slated to drop a new collaborative "mix cd" called 'Unexpected Guests' on Oct. 27.

The record will be released by indie hip-hop label Gold Dust Media and feature the mas

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