J Dilla (feat: Chuck English and Boldy James) - 'Detroit Game' [Listen]
This week sees the release of the first posthumous album using archive J Dilla recordings. Rebirth Of Detroit is also the first album released on the label Ruff Draft Records, launched by Dilla's mother earlier this year. Listen below to the first track taken from the album, the soulful and funky 'Detroit Game', which features Chuck English and Boldy James alongside the late J Dilla, who passed away in 2006.
A posthumous J Dillaalbum The Diary that was recorded in the early 2000's will be be released soon. The set will features beats by frequent collaborators Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins, and more. The 1st single 'Anthem/Trucks' will be released on a 12" April 15th, while the album will be out this Spring on his family-run Pay Jay Label. You can stream here. [read more]
Since Dilla's untimely death, the music world has seen arguably more tributes, posthumous releases, fan art, and homages directed at him than any other rap producer of his era. I say "music world" because it's important to note that, while Dilla rarely stepped outside the realm of hip-hop/R&B in his time on Earth (here's one amazing outlier though), his influence has spread to genres far and wide. [read more]