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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 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 …
Rah Digga Delivers a ‘Classic’
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' Flip…
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 album 'Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol...
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 th…
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 the school's J Dilla Ensemble, including a faculty adviso…
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, Dilla's old group, and it goes just as hard and abstract as you would imagine..…
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 Serato, the leading com…
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 influential producers in the history of hip-hop, working with such artist…

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