Watch Karriem Riggins' tribute to J Dilla
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.
This February will see the release of The Lost Scrolls Vol. 1, which (as the name suggests) is part of a series of posthumous material from the late hip-hop producer. [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]
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]