[Audio] The Story Behind “The Lost Scrolls”: J Dilla’s Record Collection

This is such a dope story. The Snap Judgment folks at NPR recently did a documentary on the story behind the late J Dilla’s lost (and found) record collection, retelling how a record store owner came to find the priceless collection by pure chance and made it his mission to reunite the material with J Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey. Snap Judgment producer Pat Mesiti-Miller speaks with UHF Records owner Jeff Bubeck and Ma Dukes herself about the momentous find, and how it’s changed both of their lives. Listen to “J Dilla’s Lost Scrolls” and read the teaser below.

“When record store owner Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection out of an abandoned storage unit, he has no idea what he’s stumbled across. Jeff learns the collection once belonged to the late great J. Dilla, one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. Along with the thousands of LP’s from Dilla’s personal collection, there is something else that is uncovered, something huge. . .”