The Yancey Boys (J Dilla & his younger sibling Illa J) hit us with a new cut which I'm guessing is a release off of the upcoming The Lost Scrolls releases. Vol. 1 has dropped and is available on iTunes. Ma Dukes (J Dilla's Mother) is going to continue to release music that was unreleased and re-discovered and given to her.
Slum Village recently released the Blu and Action Figures-assisted "Let It Go", off their latest album Evolution. When it comes to today's version of Slum Village, there's undeniably some controversy around whether the is still an accurate representation of the original Detroit trio - after all, only T3 remains after the passing of J Dilla and Baatin - but as long as they're making good music, it shouldn't matter. In the case of "Let It Go", that's certainly the case. Young RJ handles the production, as Blu and The Action Figures join T3 and Illa J to tear up the mic. Stream and purchase "Let It Go" below.
Delicious Vinyl recently released "The Throwaway", a new single by the Yancey Boys (J Dilla and his brother Illa J) featuring Frank Nitt (of Frank & Dank). "The Throwaway" is the initial offering from what Dilla's music catalogue curator Frank Nitt calls 'The Lost Scrolls' - a treasure trove of previously unreleased productions from Dilla's extensive body of work. Stream and purchase "The Throwaway" below.
J Dilla lives on. The legendary Detroit producer's posthumous Rebirth of Detroit album finally came out this week, released on the newly formed Ruff Draft Records, and we get the full stream. Needless to say, production is on point throughout the whole album. Early favourites include "Detroit Madness" featuring Ronnie Euro (PhatKat), "Feel This Sh*t" featuring Ketchphraze, "Let's Pray Together" featuring Amp Fiddler, "Requiem" featuring Allan Barnes (The Blackbyrds), "Dillatroit" featuring Supa Emcee, Nick Speed & Guilty Simpson, and "Do It For Dilla Dawg" featuring brother Illa J & Frank Nitt (Cake Boys). Stream and purchase Rebirth of Detroit below.
In less than a week (June 12th), Dilla's posthumous album Rebirth of Detroit is set to drop. The album will be the inaugural release from Ruff Draft Records (named after Dilla's 2003 EP), founded by Ma Dukes. Today, we get to see the full track listing. Danny Brown, Chuck Inglish, Dilla's brother Illa J, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, and Amp Fiddler are among the guest features on this album. For those unfamiliar, Amp Fiddler is credited with introducing Dilla to the MPC and also to Tribe member Q-Tip. Check out the tracklist below and look forward to more Dilla music in less than a week. 1. “The New Installment” (Intro) 2. “Detroit Madness” (ft. Phat Kat) 3. “Big Thangs” (ft. Esham) 4. “Ride (ft. It” (ft. Tha Almighty Dreadnaughtz) 5. “Say My Name” (ft. LaPeace, Moe Dirdee and Seven The General) 6. “Detroit Game” (ft. Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids and Boldy James) 7. “Feel this Shit” (ft. KetchPhraze) 8. “City of Boom” (ft. Loe Louis and Beej) 9. “Let’s Pray Together” (ft. Amp Fiddler) 10. “Requiem” (ft. Allan Barnes of The Blackbyrds) 11. “Do It Right” (ft. Fat Ray, VStylez and Soul Man of A.W.O.L.) 12. “My Victory” (ft. Boldy James) 13. “Rebirth is Necessary” (ft. Tone Plummer and Mr. Wrong) 14. “DILLATROIT” (ft. Supa Emcee, Nick Speed and Guilty Simpson) 15. “Center of The Movement” (ft. 5ELA and Pierre Anthony) 16. “Pitfalls” (ft. Fat Ray, LaPeace and Loe Louis) 17. “Do It For Dilla Dawg” (ft. Illa J and Frank Nitt of CAKE BOYS) 18. “Jay Dee’s Revenge” (ft. Danny Brown and DJ DEZ) 19. “Motor City Sparks” (ft. Corey Sparks and Beej) 20. “House Shoes Was Spinnin” (ft. Quelle Chris) 21. “The Best That Ever Did It” (ft. Jon C and Allan Barnes of The Blackbyrds)