Tagged: J Dilla


J Dilla’s Equipment Finds a New Home at The Smithsonian

Like it was for so many others, Donuts was the first album I listened to over and over and over again. As a skinny sixteen-year-old who had just discovered file sharing, I savored the sweet … read more »

POSTED July 21, 2014 2:21PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: ,

Download De La Soul’s Smell the DA.I.S.Y. Mixtape

Following their recent decision to give their entire discography away on the internet, New York hip-hop icons De La Soul have released their full Smell the DA.I.S.Y. mixtape, a collection of tracks featuring De La … read more »

POSTED March 26, 2014 11:58AM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , ,

Drummer Karriem Riggins Pays Tribute to J Dilla’s Birthday

Today is the late, great James Yancey’s birthday, and since Stones Throw re-released Donuts as a 45 box set earlier this winter, it’s been hard to feel like there’s any other beat music more worth … read more »

POSTED February 7, 2013 11:53AM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,

Watch Questlove’s J Dilla-Inspired Boiler Room Set

Last month, Questlove, Flying Lotus and Joey Bada$$, among others, performed at a Red Bull Music Academy-hosted Boiler Room in NYC. As always, the entire thing was streamed live, but now Questo’s entire hour-long, J … read more »

POSTED November 28, 2012 4:27PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (6) TAGS: , ,

Video: Danny Brown, “Jay Dee’s Revenge” (Prod. J Dilla)

Recent FADER #78 cover star Danny Brown goes in over some unearthed J Dilla production, and the results are just as great as you’d expect. “Jay Dee’s Revenge,” the first single from the upcoming, posthumous … read more »

POSTED May 9, 2012 5:48PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , ,

Download Questlove’s J Dilla Tribute Mix

Every Friday this February, Hot 97′s Mister Cee is handing over his “Throwback at Noon” hour to guest DJs celebrating Black History Month with “Black Fist Friday” mixes. Last week Cee talked with Pete Rock … read more »

POSTED February 10, 2012 3:50PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (8) TAGS: , , , ,

J Dilla: Shine On

In this 2006 feature from FADER #42, collaborators and family tell the stories behind some of the late J Dilla’s great productions. Think twice, youngbloods, precocious hoodrats, beatbox prodigies. Somewhere in the fine print of … read more »

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Video: Guilty Simpson, “Cali Hills” (Live in Detroit)

Here’s Guilty Simpson in his hometown of Detroit performing “Cali Hills,” a song about working with the late J Dilla, who helped give Simpson his first official release in 2003, and with Madlib, who worked … read more »

POSTED December 12, 2011 12:50PM IN uncapped video TAGS: , , , ,

Video: Guilty Simpson Stays Inspired in Detroit

Guilty Simpson calls natives of his Detroit hometown “over-worked and under-appreciated,” and it’s clear he’s describing himself too. But keep hope! There’s a positive turn toward the end of the doc when he looks back … read more »

POSTED December 8, 2011 10:50AM IN uncapped video TAGS: , , , ,

Video: J Dilla “Lightworks”

James McMillan’s video for J Dilla’s “Lightworks” (part of the Stones Throw 15th anniversary video contest) plays on the song’s saccharine sample of a ’50s-style commercial spot with its mid-century-style animation that seems sorta kid … read more »

POSTED July 7, 2011 12:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,