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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop Soul

Mix of the Day: HouseShoes “King James Version”

via Redefinition Records: “House Shoes presents The King James Version Chapter One: Verses One – Four (2LP, Black Vinyl Mixtape) Follow HouseShoes on Soundcloud: @houseshoes This is a lovingly and expertly constructed journey through the building blocks of Dilla’s beats – the dusty OG vinyl grooves that he sampled. From …

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Ta-Ku / Taku (Producer, Australia)
MIMS Lists
Beats

TA-KU presents “My Favorite DILLA Tracks”

Australia’s TA-KU, one of our favorite beats producers out there, is a pretty huge fan of the late J Dilla‘s work but where most of us spot at posting Jay Dee videos on Facebook and twitter… the Australian producer backs up his talk and goes on to do crazy projects …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Sylvia “Sweet Stuff” (1976)

Solid solid soul jam from Sylvia called “Sweet Stuff“, of course rap heads will know this as the source sample for Dilla‘s “Crushin‘ (released on the Ruff Draft LP). And it comes complete with the live on Soul Train video! A++ on the purple jump suit too. Sylvia Robinson (R.I.P) …

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“The View From The Other Side” J-Dilla – A European Remembrance
Video Digs
Beats Hip-Hop

“The View From The Other Side” J-Dilla – A European Remembrance

JDilla‘s influence on modern hiphop is undeniable and his legacy will go on for decades to come. However, it seems that the genius producer was heralded mostly after his passing. This is the subject of a new documentary coming out in Feb that offers a european perspective on JayDee’s music. …

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J Dilla “Donuts” 45′ Box Set
Gadgets & Stuff
Beats Hip-Hop

J Dilla “Donuts” 45′ Box Set

Box of donuts: 8 x 7-inch singles. Album plus bonus tracks. Expected ship date is Jan. 7, 2013 This ships worldwide (as does everything else on stonesthrow.com) J Dilla’s Donuts began simply enough, in summer 2005, as an idea to turn a particularly good demo beat tape into a full-length release. We …

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Hip-Hop Soul

Discovering J Dilla’s Record Collection

AllMusic Editor Greg Heaney interviews Jeff Bubeck, the man who unknowingly recovered the record collection of hip-hop legend J Dilla.

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

Dilla Dilla Breaks

Just when you thought all the Dilla bases had been covered, the good folks at Bling47.com (Wajeed and fam) come out with an absolutely great look into some of the greatest sample flips by James Yancey aka Jay Dee. The reason that these short clips are so fascinating is that …

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

Yasiin Bey “Sunshine Screwface” (Dilla Beat)

Always nice to see anything pop-up from mister Mos Def, or actually Yasiin Bey as he prefers to be called these days. The live performance of ‘SUNSHINE SCREWFACE‘ was recorded at Radio Nova out in Paris, one of my favorite radio stations for the past 10 years or so. Ok, …

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Guest Mixes: Artbeat Montreal Remembers J Dilla
Mix Of The Day
Beats

Guest Mixes: Artbeat Montreal Remembers J Dilla

I’m so mad I couldn’t attend last night’s Dilla tribute. Furious. Not only did I lose out on a bevy of gorgeous wimminz dancing the night away to BadBadNotGood’s shmooved-out stylings as well as MIMS-affiliates Scott C and Simahlak‘s impeccable drops, but I also missed a prime opportunity to hang …

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Future Classic: Shash’u “4 Dilla”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Shash’u “4 Dilla”

Yeah in February for the past few years it’s been DILLA all day everyday. I think we would probably all get over it if the man didn’t have such a ridiculous catalog of production. Even as a Dilla head, when you think you know everything an unreleased nugget surfaces (like …

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J Dilla & Steve Spacek “Look” (2007 Unreleased)
Hip-Hop

J Dilla & Steve Spacek “Look” (2007 Unreleased)

via BamaLoveSoul.com: So to my knowledge, the only Spacek/Dilla collaborations were Eve and Dolla. Well, let’s celebrate because more tracks have been unearthed! KCRW’s Mathieu Schreyer has not one but two tracks that have never blessed the ears of most mortals. He released one yesterday and plans to release them both on 45. Can’t wait …

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Shakka “Take Our Time”
Video Digs
Hip-Hop Soul

Shakka “Take Our Time” (Video Dig)

Oh Snap! This guy is my first official musical crush of the New Year. Shakka’s track “Take Our Time” is an amazing remix of J Dilla’s epic “So Far to Go”. The beat, the lyrics, the video, his voice, his adorable face all scream awesome sensuality and the joys of …

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