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J Dilla – Rebirth of Detroit [Album Trailer]

J Dilla’s mother, Mrs. Maureen “MaDukes” Yancey, is pleased to announce a new album of unreleased material from her son. “Rebirth of Detroit” will be released on 6-12-12. The “Rebirth of Detroit” will feature new music from the late producer, as well as Detroit’s finest emcees and musicians who have both worked with and/or been influenced by J Dilla. It was important to Maureen Yancey that this project be a collaboration of emcees and musicians working in the Detroit Hip Hop community.

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J Dilla’s Record Collection For Sale?

At first, they were just crates full of records, numbering in the thousands. But after digging through their contents, Jeff Bubeck learned he’d stumbled upon something special: what he says is the personal record collection of late Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla.

Bubeck, one of the owners of Royal Oak record store UHF, is selling the records in his store. They come with yellow tags that identify them as part of Dilla’s personal stash.

“Is it even possible?” That was Bubeck’s first reaction when he learned the 7,000–8,000 records he acquired from an abandoned storage unit in Clinton Township last month may have belonged to Dilla, the celebrated producer and founding member of Slum Village who died in 2006 at age 32 due to complications from lupus.

When first digging through the crates, amid the mountains of 94-cent Earth, Wind & Fire LPs, Bubeck noticed a box of cassette tapes, labeled in black marker as “Jaydee Beats.” There were also lyric booklets, along with magazines and pieces of junk mail addressed to James Yancey, as well as to his parents, Beverly and Maureen Yancey.

The names didn’t ring a bell with Bubeck. But when he punched Yancey’s name into a Google search on a whim, two and two came together.

“It was pretty shocking,” says Bubeck, who has been buying and selling records for years. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”

Dilla was a notorious crate digger, scooping up albums by the caseload to scour for obscure beats and samples. So while many of the records in the collection are dollar-bin throwaways, there are some, including titles from 1970s Detroit jazz label Tribe Records, that have significant value, Bubeck says.

After his find, Bubeck reached out to Stones Throw Records, the Los Angeles-based record label that Dilla recorded for in his later years. He plans to share part of the proceeds from the sales of the records with the J Dilla Foundation, though Bubeck says his attempts to contact both Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, and the foundation have been unsuccessful.

J Dilla – Crushin’ (Original Version)

Today’s stream is of the original version of “Crushin” produced by me. We have J Rocc to thank for this one. I was DJing with Houseshoes in San Fran with Fran Boogie and DJ Mr. E. We heard J Rocc was staying in the same hotel and went to holla at him. We were talking about Dilla rarities when he said that he liked that version of, “Crushin” I did. I was like what version!?! He played it and it split my melon! I did that beat for Dilla circa 2002 for his MCA project – I assumed he never used it when I didn’t hear anything. Turns out it was the original version that he later remixed himself for his then newly founded label, Mummy Records.

?uestlove’s J Dilla Tribute Mix [Download]

On the 6th anniversary of Jay Dee’s untimely passing, Mister Cee tapped Questlove to spin some of his favorite records as part of his Black Fist Fridays series on Hot97. With an incredible mix of Dilla, The Roots, Ghostface, Mos Def, ATCQ, etc. Don’t sleep on quality music!

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DOWNLOAD : ?uestlove’s J Dilla Tribute Mix

J Dilla – Clap Your Hands [Video]

I got this one on a cassette from T3 circa 1997. I’m not sure what it was for, or why Dilla had this on tape, but I thought it was hilarious. “Shut the Fuck Up and listen to this… this.” This kind of style was typical for our crew at this time – we were just finishing up the Fantastic Vol 1 album. It was never about what they said – but instead how they said it. We called it “R.A.W.” – Rugged And wild. And that is exactly what this one is – tape hiss and all. – Bling47

J Dilla Feat. Kool Keith & Lyndsay – Ultra Vibez [MP3]

The talents of J Dilla and Kool Keith combine for Ultra Vibez, an exclusive track ripped from The Dilla Ship Podcast.
This podcast allows Dilla’s life and music to be presented through the thoughts and words of his mother Mrs. Yancey.

DOWNLOAD : J Dilla Feat. Kool Keith & Lyndsay – Ultra Vibez

DC Loves Dilla 2011 Benefit Concert [Audio/Soundcloud]

Subsoniq Radio Presents highlights from the 2011 “DC Loves Dilla” benefit concert at the 9:30 Club. Hear live performances of classic J Dilla tracks by The Pharcyde, Gods’illa, Flex Matthews, Ken Starr, DJ Roddy Rod, Kaimbr, J Laine & The Playas (the band) and more!

Setlist:
1. The Pharcyde Set (includes Dilla produced songs Bullshit, Runnin, Drop + more Pharcyde classics)
2. Flex Mathews – Stakes Is High
3. Gods’illa – Raise It Up
4. DJ Roddy Rod & Flex Mathews – F*ck The Police
5. J Laine (leader of the Players) “Whip Me With A Strap”
5. Kaimbr & Kenn Starr – (Busta Rhymes/Dilla set) – Just Another Day At The Range > What Up > Turn Me Up Some > So Hardcore
6. Memory Montage from Common, Busta Rhymes, T3 (of Slum Village), Pharoahe Monch, Questlove, Ghostface, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (from past Dilla specials on Subsoniq).

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