J Dilla

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The Anniversary

Donuts Turns 10

There's a lot to break down on the massive hip-hop production pillar known as Donuts. In terms of emotion, technique, and legacy this thing is…
Collin Robinson | February 5, 2016 - 8:06 am

Essay

The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And Its History In Hip-Hop Production

Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track "100 Grandkids" off his long-delayed upcoming…
Stereogum | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

More J Dilla stories

Arcade Fire, A$AP Rocky, Nas, RZA Are In The Lonely Island’s Popstar Movie

The Lonely Island's mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is coming out in a little more than a week, and we already know that it'll…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 11:50 am

Phife Dawg – “Nutshell” Video

Before A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg passed away last month, he had been working on a new album called Give Thanks. "Nutshell," a song…
Peter Helman | April 5, 2016 - 8:50 pm

Stream J Dilla’s Previously Unreleased “Gangsta Boogie” Feat. Snoop Dogg & Kokane

The vaults of unreleased J Dilla music are seemingly endless, but most of it is instrumental stuff, beats that never ended up getting used for…
Peter Helman | April 3, 2016 - 2:25 pm

J Dilla – “The Introduction”

More music has surfaced from the seemingly endless J Dilla archives. The man who many cite as one of the most important and influential hip-hop…
Collin Robinson | February 18, 2016 - 2:24 pm

Essay

The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And Its History In Hip-Hop Production

Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track "100 Grandkids" off his long-delayed upcoming…
Stereogum | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Stream Slum Village Yes!

Before he struck out on his own and became the sort of producer whose name other beatmakers speak in hushed tones, the late legend J…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2015 - 10:54 am

Slum Village – “Right Back” (Feat. De La Soul) (Prod. J Dilla)

The long-running Detroit rap group Slum Village has been around since the late '90s, and they've been through a ton of lineup changes over the…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Nas – “The Season” (Prod. J Dilla)

Nasty Nas is in your area. He's about to cause mass hysteria. And by "mass hysteria," I of course mean "deep and appreciative head-nodding." Yesterday,…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2014 - 10:26 am

Nas Joins Run The Jewels At RTJ2 Release Party, Shares Dilla-Produced “The Season”

Last night, Run The Jewels found a great way to celebrate the release of their monster sophomore album RTJ2: They hosted a screening of The
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2014 - 11:05 am

J Dilla’s MPC And Moog Are Going Into The Smithsonian

At the 9th annual DC Loves Dilla Concert last night, a big announcement came during the tribute to the late and sorely missed hip-hop producer.
Miles Bowe | July 18, 2014 - 4:33 pm

J Dilla – “Filth”

Amazingly enough, there are still unreleased J Dilla tracks floating around out there. A whole pile of the late production legend's unheard material will appear…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Download De La Soul Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul Of Yancy) Mixtape

Ever since they posted almost their entire discography for free download last month, the great pioneering rap trio De La Soul have been rolling, with…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2014 - 10:25 am

De La Soul – “Vocabulary Spills” (Prod. J Dilla)

De La Soul, one of the greatest rap groups of all time, have been away for a while, but they've suddenly kicked back into high…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 10:42 am

De La Soul – “Dilla Plugged In” (Prod. J Dilla)

Last month, De La Soul marked the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album 3 Feet High And Rising by, for one day, offering seven…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2014 - 9:22 am
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