Tag: J Dilla
It was nearly impossible to cut this list to 10, from the thousands of Dilla produced, featured and inspired tracks that exist in Hip-Hop, however the HHK team have put our top 10 favourites together to celebrate today, J Dilla’s birthday. James Dewitt Yance passed away in 2006 and left one of the strongest legacies through a catelogue of timeless music, and loyal family and fanbase. Dilla’s music will forever be regarded as legendary, so please enjoy the HHK Teams top 10 Dilla tracks, and please comment with your favourites below.
Common – Love Is (prod Dilla)
Dilla – Diamonds (prod Nottz)
Ghostface – Whip You With a Strap (prod Dilla)
The Roots – Can’t Stop This (prod Dilla)
The Pharcyde – Runnin (prod Dilla)
Dilla ft Common and D’Angelo – So Far to Go
De La Soul – Stakes is High (prod Dilla)
Dilla – Bars and Twists (Instrumental)
Black Star – Little Brother (prod Dilla)
Dilla ft Madlib and Guilty Simpson – Baby
The former members of legendary West Coast Hip-Hop group “The Pharcyde” have today announced they will be touring the U.S, U.K and Europe following the 20th anniversary, and re-release of their classic “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde”. Originally released in 1992, the likes of Fatlip and Slimkid3 have also re-joined forces with Bizarre Ride producers J-Sw!ft and L.A. Jay for “Bizarre Ride Live” the name of the show which will be performed to fans across the world. The tour begins on August 3 date at Low End Theory in San Francisco, CA and an in-store August 4 at Amoeba Records in Berkeley. You can watch the Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde promo video on the youtube player below.
J Dilla‘s mother has revealed that a new project will be released soon, consisting of music from the late producer and other artists from Detroit.
Maureen Yancy released a video revealing the news about the late producer, James “J Dilla” Yancy, and that the project will be released this fall.
The project will be titled “The Rebirth of Detroit” and will feature Detroit-based artists who have worked with J Dilla in the past. Mrs. Yancy is also known as Ma Dukes, and she explained that the main goal of the project was building camaraderie.
“This will bring together artists that have drifted away from one another and haven’t been able to work with each other lately,” Mrs. Yancy explained. “It’s a healing process for the city.
“The Rebirth of Detroit” will consist of completely new material and ideas from J Dilla.
“There’s a misconception that it has something to do with old projects. This is entirely new, fresh ideas, energetic, fresh and gifted. It is titled The Rebirth of Detroit, so no one will get it twisted,” said Mrs. Yancy.
J Dilla passed away on the 10th February, 2006 from complications resulting from the autoimmune disorder lupus.
Hip-Hop Kings and UK Hip Hop Events collaborate to give a pair of tickets away to an upcoming event in London. Presented by The Doctors Orders, “Suite For Ma Dukes” are celebrating the music and life of James “Dilla” Yancey who we all love and know as J-Dilla. Other live performances on the night will include popular speakers and spoken word artists including Bilal, Dwele, Illa J and Posdnuos. The event will be held on Friday 19th November at Plan B in London
To enter the competition, simply drop a comment with your favourite J-Dilla featured track in the comments section, and leave your email address so we can get in touch. The winner will be announced by Monday 1st November, and the prize is two free tickets to the event. More information can be found at www.ukhiphopevents.co.uk, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
As Hip-Hop Kings previously reported, Illa J releases the second single from his debut album “Yancey Boys” called Sounds Like Love. This is another great example of Hip-Hop meets Soul, as the angelic sounds of Debi Nova complete the track. Illa J is the younger brother of the late J Dilla who supplied the beat for the single. You can listen to Illa J – Sounds Like Love on the player below.
It’s difficult to be the shadow of a Hip-Hop legend, however Illa J won’t let the label stop him progressing in the rap world. The younger brother of the late J Dilla, Illa J has teamed up with Debi Nova for their collaborative single “Sounds Like Love”. After joining Slum Village in 2008, Illa J not only plans to celebrate his brothers contribution to the Hip-Hop game, but mark his own name in the industry. You can watch the video of Illa J and Debi Nova – Sounds Like Love on the player below.