Lost J Dilla record collection found?
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.
Bubeck found 7'000-8'000 records in an abandoned storage unit in Clinton Township last month, with all the signs (cassette tapes labelled Jaydee Beats, lyrics books and junk mail addressed to James Yancey, and to his parents Beverly and Maureen Yancey) indicating that this was J Dilla's long lost collection.
Bubeck is currently selling the records in his store, with many Dilla fans fighting to get their hands on a piece of history.
Purchase and listen
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]