The mother of the late great J Dilla,is releasing The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set) featuring 40 previously unreleased tracks from Dilla. The box set will also include four 10" vinyl records from Dilla's "Batches" collection, a commemorative booklet containing interviews with peers and music scholars, a limited-edition 3″ floopy disk containing one unreleased J Dilla production and a cassette featuring five unreleased tracks. The first release off this project is a rough track titled, "Filth." Listening to Dilla's adlibs it sounds like this was a track that didn't make the cut for his 2003 album, Ruff Draft. be sure to check this single out, and stay tune for more updates in regards to this project. RIP Dilla.
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.