Dilla Month may be over, but his beats live forever. De La Soul released a new single from their forthcoming mixtape Smell the D.A.I.S.Y. The majority of the production on the mixtape will be from Dilla, so you already know it’s gonna be a banger. This single is proof.
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So we’ve come to the end of Dilla month. We got a chance to go through some of Dilla’s best; some known, some unknown. Nevertheless, there are probably still plenty of Dilla tracks we have yet to hear, but I’m sure that when the time is right, his estate, with his mother’s blessing, will release more music.
Speaking of Ma Dukes, Mrs. Yancey actually lent her vocals to a track from 2006/2007′s (depending on if you’re in Japan or USA) Jay Loves Japan. It’s beautiful to hear Ma Dukes sing over her son’s track.
Long Live Dilla.
This is another one of my favorite Dilla tracks. I especially like the change in beat at the end. And to add sugar on top, Black Thought lent his vocal to it. Boom.
Today we’re gonna switch it up a bit. In 2003, the Madlib/J Dilla collective known as Jaylib released Champion Sound. The pair recorded the album while on different coasts (Madlib in CA, Dilla in MI), sending tracks back and forth to each other. What resulted was an album of epic porportions. This track features detroit emcee’s Frank N’Dank as well as Dilla in an emcee role, instead of his usual producer roll (Madlib produced this track).
We’re almost at the end of Dilla Month. Say it ain’t so!!!
Today’s jam comes off 2009′s Jay Stay Paid, a posthumous release featuring new tracks as well as cameos from many long time Dilla-collaborators. I think this track is appropriate featuring society’s obsession with “reality tv”. Black Thought blesses the track as only he can. But that guitar riff. My goodness…..
Today i’m going to switch it up. Instead of posting a video, I’m going to share an episode of Fuse’s Crate Diggers. Fuse hit up a few of Dilla friends’ such as DJ Spinna and Frank Nitt and not only talk about his crate digging process, but also took a look at some of the vinyl he left behind.
Today is another one for my favorite mellow-Dilla joints. Coming off Fantastic Vol. 2, this track for all those who think they’re hard when they’re really not.
Today’s jam is a hip hop classic. Everyone knows that infamous guitar sample, but many people didn’t know that Dilla produced this track.
I have nothing more to say. Enjoy your Saturday.