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J Dilla – “Give ‘Em What They Want”

New J Dilla, ya’ll! While this is indeed a posthumous release, these tracks can be dated back to 2002, when they were produced by Dilla and longtime collaborator Supa Dave West. “Give ‘Em What They Want” has that signature Dilla…

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De La Soul – ‘Smell the DA.I.S.Y.’

De La Soul – Smell the DA.I.S.Y. Self-released: 2014 Objectivity is dead when trying to apply the critical sniff test to Smell the DA.I.S.Y., the new free album from De La Soul on which the legendary Long Island threesome rephrase…

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De La Soul – Smell The D.A.I.S.Y. [Mixtape]

De La Soul finally dropped their mixtape collaboration over J Dilla production titled Smell The Da.I.S.Y. As frequent collaborators with J Dilla while he was alive it’s great to hear Pos, Maseo and Dave over his beats again. You can…

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De La Soul – “Vocabulary Spills” P. J Dilla

We’ve already heard a ton of criticism over this project, as fans spill their true feelings over De La Soul‘s use of old J Dilla beats. No matter what people say, though, we are set to hear the full project…

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De La Soul To Release Mixtape Over J Dilla Beats, Share Single “Dilla Plugged In”

It has been a pretty exciting year for De La Soul already, and they haven’t even dropped their full-length album yet. Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the release of 3 Feet High and Rising, which is a testament to…

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33 1/3 To Publish Book Examining J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’

The book series 33 1/3, which has developed a cult following over the years, has just announced they will be releasing a new installment examining J Dilla’s Donuts. The 130-page edition will be released on April 24 and written by Jordan…

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Crate Digging: Our 6 Favorite Samples From J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’

February is Dilla month, and we thought we’d take our Crate Diggers series out of the month with a stab at Jay Dee‘s classic instrumental album, Donuts. If anything, Donuts is an ode to the art of sample-based hip-hop. It was…

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Phife Dawg – “#DearDilla” [Video]

Last month, Phife Dawg graced us with his heartfelt tribute to longtime friend and collaborator J Dilla titled “#DearDilla.” Today, we get the cleverly crafted accompanying visuals to the song that sees “The Five Foot Assassin” hit the streets of…

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House Shoes Drops New Mix of J Dilla Samples, ‘King James Version Vol. 2′

Being Dilla Month and all, famed Jay Dee historian House Shoes has unveiled his second installment of The King James Version. The exclusive mix serves as a catalog of samples that the late Detroit producer used throughout his beatmaking career.…

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Listen: J.Rocc Mashed Up J Dilla With Michael Jackson

As Dilla Day continues, esteemed Jay Dee DJ and historian J. Rocc unveiled a pair of mashups he has been working on. But they aren’t just any mashups, they are Dil Jackson mashups. Yeah, if you need some help putting…