J Dilla

10 Favorite J. Dilla Beats
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 on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis...
J Dilla, The Maestro of Beats, Remembered by Hip-Hop Peers
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 collaboratio…
J. Dilla Documentary Released to Commemorate Birthday
In celebration of legendary producer J. Dilla's 37th birthday today, a documentary has been released about the revered former A Tribe Called Quest and Slum Village producer. The 39-minute film, entitled 'Still Shining,' covers the life of the gifted Detroit producer and rapper, who di…
J Dilla Foundation Announces International Art Contest
Legendary producer J Dilla's non-profit organization has announced that it will be holding the So Far to Go International art contest, promoting arts programs in urban communities.
Run by Dilla's mother Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, the J Dilla Foundation has partnered with …
Stones Throw Records Drops Free J Dilla ‘Donut Shop’ EP
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, Stones Throw Records, sported two brand new vinyl records…

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