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Common’s Finest Rap Collaborations

In honor of Common’s blazing new collaboration with Ab-Soul, we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight some of the Chicago MC’s top collaborations. And after compiling this list of our favorite 12, it’s obvious this man has…

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Slum Village Drop Previously Unreleased J Dilla-Produced Track

To celebrate the life of J Dilla on his birthday, his former group Slum Village released a brand new tune called “Yes Yes”. While the raps are apparently new, the beat is a previously unreleased track from the Jay Dee…

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Yancey Boys – “Jeep Volume” F. T3

If there is one thing in this world that will never get old, its Dilla’s drums. Today we are blessed with another composition from the late great by way of Yancey Boys cut “Jeep Volume”. Calling on longtime Slum Village…

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Slum Village – Evolution

Slum Village - Evolution Ne’ Astra Music: 2013 As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end. For the Detroit-based, ever-changing rap group Slum Village, it appears that their time has passed. Following the departure of the formidable…

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Stream Slum Village’s ‘Evolution’ In Its Entirety

Slum Village‘s next full-length, and first since July 2010′s Villa Manifesto, is set to drop next Tuesday, June 24. But before it gets here, the trio of Young RJ, Illa J, and surviving member T3 is letting us stream Evolution in full…

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Slum Village Announce New Album ‘Evolution,’ Reveal Guest Features

On June 25, the world will hear Slum Village‘s new album, Evolution. It’s led by surviving member T3, who’s joined by rapper-producer Young RJ and J Dilla’s younger brother, Illa J. Additionally, there are guest features from Blu, Havoc of Mobb…

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Slum Village – “Forever”

As Slum Village continues to search for their identity, the group plans on dropping a new album in June called Evolution. With Baatin, Elzhi and J Dilla all out of the group, we are left with T3 and a few…

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Listen: Waajeed’s DJ Tribute to J Dilla

On Friday, Feb. 8, Detroit producer/DJ Waajeed stopped by Strangeways in Dallas with a host of killer talented to pay tribute to the late J Dilla. And rather than just let those in attendance enjoy his set, Jeedo uploaded his…

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The 20 Best J Dilla Beats

James “J Dilla” Yancey would be celebrating his 39th birthday today had he not tragically passed away on Feb. 10, 2006 due to complications related to Lupus. The proud Detroit native remains one of the most talented and versatile artists of…

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Video: DJ Rhettmatic’s Vinyl Collection on ‘Crate Diggers’

The latest edition of FUSE’s Crate Diggers series centers on the vast vinyl collection of DJ Rhettmatic of the legendary Beat Junkies crew. And in the 10-minute clip, he speaks on how the Beat Junkies came to be, shows off some…