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.
Continuing a string of releases since his passing, legendary artist J Dilla will be posthumously releasing another album titled 'Rebirth Of Detroit' on June 12th. [read more]
A posthumous J Dillaalbum The Diary that was recorded in the early 2000's will be be released soon. The set will features beats by frequent collaborators Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins, and more. The 1st single 'Anthem/Trucks' will be released on a 12" April 15th, while the album will be out this Spring on his family-run Pay Jay Label. You can stream here. [read more]
Listen to the first track to be taken from the posthumous J Dilla album, Rebirth Of Detroit. [read more]
Reports state that J Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, has started a label titled Ruff Draft Records. [read more]