Following the release of J Dilla's posthumous Rebirth of Detroit album, we get another set of visuals in "Big Thangs". Everything's Detroit here, from Detroit acid-rapper Esham to Bboy Stringz of the Hardcore Detroit Breakin' Crew. With Dilla's minimalist production and hard-hitting drums, you definitely want to turn this one all the way up. Check out the visuals to "Big Thangs" 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.
A day before the official release of J Dilla's posthumous Rebirth of Detroit album, we get the visuals to the hard-hitting "Dillatroit", featuring Supa Emcee, Nick Speed, and Guilty Simpson. This comes as the second set of visuals, after "Jay-Dee's Revenge" featuring Danny Brown. Check out the video to "Dillatroit" below, and check back as The Rebirth of Detroit is released tomorrow.
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)
Danny Brown lays down some funky verses over J Dilla's production and DJ Dez's scratches in "Jay-Dee's Revenge", the first single off Dilla's upcoming posthumous album Rebirth of Detroit. Normally I'm a little uneasy about unreleased material being released posthumously, but this one has Ma Dukes' blessing, so it's alright with me. Also, any time we get to hear new Dilla beats is a beautiful thing. Rebirth of Detroit drops June 12th. Check out the visuals for "Jay-Dee's Revenge" below.