J Dilla's mother Ma Dukes starts record label, will release unheard Dilla material
Reports state that J Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, has started a label titled Ruff Draft Records.
The label will release some previously unheard Dilla material and the label's first release is Rebirth of Detroit, which is out on June 12th.
"We want to make it more feasible to interact with these children; we don't know how many J. Dilla's we have out there. Somebody has to find them." Dukes said when asked by AllHipHop.com. Ruff Draft Records is also hosting a launch party on May 25th at the Magic Stick in Detroit, which will feature a listening party of "Rebirth of Detroit" and performances by many Detroit artists.
J Dilla's posthumous album Rebirth Of Detroit is finally available to hear in its entirety, and if you're reading this and you haven't already hit play, what are you waiting for? J heads get to hear something fresh, whilst the newcomers get to open the door to one of the greatest producers of all time. [read more]
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