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 camp shared another track from the upcoming release, The Diary, which collects never before heard vocal tracks the late artist recorded in the early 2000s. [read more]
Running for 44 minutes, the visual tribute includes snippets from other music videos, live performances, cartoons and all sorts, all synced up with the beats, instrumental, and vocal samples themselves. [read more]
Rebirth of Detroit is the initial release of new Hip-Hop label Ruff Draft records and will feature previously unreleased work by the late producer J Dilla who passed away in 2006. [read more]