With a discography as deep, profound and sonically stunning as the late, great James "J. Dilla/Jay Dee" Yancey, choosing a set of favorites is damn near impossible. Listen enough and you could switch between preferred tracks o
It has been five years since hip-hop production virtuoso James "J Dilla/Jay Dee" Yancey passed away from complications of lupus. In a too short career, the Detroit native amassed a substantial production discography with his group Slum Village, as a solo MC and via his collaborations with the likes of Q-
Q-Tip and Slum Village member T3 have both signed on to appear at the J Dilla Foundation's 2nd annual One Won't Do 2: J Dilla Tribute and Fundraiser. The event will celebrate the life of the late producer and feature a performance by Dilla's younger brother, rapper Illa J.
Last March, we told you about a new version of Serato, the leading digital DJ platform, based around the work and life of legendary producer J Dilla. The package, which was a collaboration between the software company and Dilla's former home, Stone
It's a well-known fact that rapper Charles Hamilton has a few screws loose, as evidenced by crediting a long-deceased J Dilla as the producer on one of his projects. But Chuck plans on getting his mind
After more than a decade since releasing her debut album 'Dirty Harriet,' Rah Digga is ready for round two. The self-proclaimed "Harriet Thugman of Rap" has seen the heights of fame and success as both a solo artist and as the sole female member of Busta Rhymes' Flipmode Squad. However, the rapper became a victim of industr
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
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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