Two Can Win, featuring the 45s from the Donuts 45 Box Set
Bling47 & J Rocc on the source material for J Dilla’s “Free Your Mind” beat.
PS – There’s no Hiccup beats.
Yancey Boys’ Illa Jay and Frank Nitt over unreleased 1990s-era Jay Dee production.
The latest in Waajeed’s video series Breaks (Dilla Edition) features J. Rocc talking about Dilla’s infamous interludes.
The crew at Stones Throw are releasing J Dilla’s classic album Donuts as a 45 box set, containing the album on seven 7-inch singles, with a bonus 45 of “Signs” b/w “Sniper Elite & Murder Goons” (Doom & Ghostface over Donuts tracks, both recorded back in 2005).
Expected release date for the set is January 7, 2013.
Pre-order is available now at Stones Throw & Fat Beats.
The Look of Love is one of Slum Villages most well know songs. It’s live intro was recorded by yours truly from my handheld tape recorder at the well respected Alvins in Detroit.
It was about the time we’d just finished recording Fantastic Volume 1 in Dilla’s basement in Conant Gardens. On this unseen footage you can see Dilla in the white hat in the center, Baatin in the white shirt and T3 sitting on the far right. The crowd explodes as the beat drops to this instant cult classic. Truly amazing moments only brought to you by Bling47. Big shout to Que D.
J Dilla from the B+ photo gallery at Stones Throw
Above: J Dilla in Detroit, 2003
Below: Madlib and J Dilla in Brazil, 2005
“We met B+ when Stones Throw relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2000. He shot Madlib early on, while working on his Yesterdays New Quintet project in the impromptu studio he had set up in the living room at the Stones Throw house, and continued with Madlib over the years for Shades of Blue, Champion Sound, and Beat Konducta. In 2003 we asked B+ to visit J Dilla in Detroit while Dilla and Madlib were working on Jaylib. The photos B+ captured of Dilla on that trip have become the some of the most definitive images of the producer. In another photo seen below, he got Madlib & Dilla together on a short trip to Brazil in 2005. We planned to get pictures for Donuts on that trip, but Dilla’s unstable health during that time caused him to cut the trip short. ” – Jeff Jank
Fans around the world will now have the chance to hear new, previously unheard material by J Dilla, thanks to a record store owner in Detroit, who discovered hundreds lost tapes and other material created by the producer.
Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey is now in possession of hundreds of tapes created and produced by her son J Dilla, who died of February 10, 2006 from Lupus. The treasure trove of J Dilla material was found by Jeff Bubeck, who owns the Royal Oak-based record store UHF. Bubeck was cleaning out an abandoned storage unit storage he took control of, when he found over 7,000-8,000 records, notebooks, notes and other handwritten artifacts by J Dilla.
In an exclusive Q&A with AllHipHop.com, Ms. Yancey revealed that Bubeck declined offers from around the world to sell J Dilla’s material and returned a box of original beat tapes, letters and other items.
“It was overwhelming to see this handwriting again and to see how he marked his records, with his silver marker,” Ms. Yancey told AllHipHop.com. “That was his favorite color, the silver marker.”
According to Ms. Yancey, J Dilla, born James Dewitt Yancey, left to record in California, but before he left, he wanted to sell over 20,000 albums from his collection.
2013 Update: the J Dilla record collection sale