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.
It seems record store owner Jeff Bubeck, who runs UHF in Royal Oak, is the luckiest man on earth right now. In a find most record lovers, J heads and record store owners can only dream of, it seems Bubeck has stumbled across J Dilla's personal collection of records. [read more]
First things first. Happy Birthday J Dilla. Today marks what would have been the late producer's 39th birthday and amid some particularly touching tributes is this video from drummer Karriem Riggins. Part eulogy and part performance, here Riggins plays his own instrumental 'J Dilla The Greatest' as a fitting homage. The track appears on his forthcoming Stones Throw release, Alone Together. [read more]
Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey has announced she'll be donating the late musician's custom-made Minamoog Voyager synthesizer and Akai MIDI Production Center 3000 Limited Edition to the institution. [read more]
Unlike other posthumous releases, J Dilla's always sound as good as his actual releases. [read more]