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.
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
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
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,
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
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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