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As we mentioned last week, today, February 10th, marks the 3 year anniversary of James Dewitt Yancey's (aka J Dilla) untimely death. A number of projects have been put together to honor Jay's legacy and to help raise money for his family and/or for various Lupus foundations. One of the more creative projects I've come across is this one, The Suite For Ma Dukes EP. This project was put together by Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood Ferguson, and it's a 4 song EP featuring orchestral interpretations of some of J Dilla's finest work. We have been given the go-ahead to stream one track from the EP, an interpretation of Slum Village's "Fall In Love." To this day I don't think I've let a week pass by without playing this song, so I'm glad they chose it. Proceeds from the EP will go to Jay Dee's mom, Ma Dukes. Go show some support and buy the full project on iTunes, or cop the vinyl when it drops in April via Mochilla. If you will be in the LA area on February 22nd, get that real life feel for the project as a 36-piece orchestra performs the Suite For Ma Dukes EP live at the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex.

Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood Ferguson "Fall In Love"



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  • Jay Breez

    Bought this immediatly on Itunes .. Fantastique!

  • Klovis

    Listened to the first 3 seconds and copped it on itunes. Anything to help out Ma Dukes… RIP DILLA

  • Q Boogie

    I hate Itunes, can we get it on Amazon ?

  • B La Rock

    As did I.

  • KIN CAMELL

    PEACE,FROM THE BAY!

    DILLA LIVES=EVERYTIME WE VIBE TO THE MUSIC THAT HE DID.

    COME VIBE;
    KIN CAMELL(GOOGLE THAT)
    MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE
    KIN CAMELL@IMEEM.COM

    PEACE TO YOU & YOURS

  • Heavy G

    Absolutely beautiful !!

  • Hiphop’s Savior

    Maaaaan, this shit sounds amazing.. i wish they’d do more songs… make it a damn double LP!

  • Don Kwon

    Definitely checking this out on the 22nd. Can’t wait. Been waiting for something like this.

  • hajo

    beautiful. big up everyone involved.

    now please bring on the lp…

  • STZA

    damn this is good!!! make sure to check out my j dilla tribute video in german: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_WR5-h20-I

  • Fingerless

    WOW missing some drums though but WOW!

  • LilyKane

    Wow. I love it. thank you!

  • Dillagent

    WOW

    Wish i could be in la to see the live performance…

    any non itunes way of buying this, for those of us who haven’t yet given into apple?

  • SER

    I’m love it!!!

  • DJ Phizzy!

    Pandora blocked at work? Check this 2 hour J. Dilla Tribute: http://www.radiok.org/onthecorner

  • God Punchline

    Man o’ man!!! i can’t think of any thing to say but damn, i need to copp this now.

  • Steve Mass

    Simply amazing!!! Kudos to OkayPlayer for trying to bring the masses into the light…musically, that is.

  • Glenarden1

    If yall cats luv dilla like yall say you do then put your money where your mouth is.

  • Julian O’Pharrow

    whoa…i just felt a chill…dill-estial…

  • turntablesiv

    Dilla is the Coltrane of our time .. “Fall in Love”; “A Love Supreme” .. We always lose the best early .. 🙁 THO THANK GOD 🙂 for the BEST ! R.I.P. THE GREATEST — JAY DEE!

  • jnot@

    thx for the heads up. instant purchase even with my itunes gripes (damn you DRM!)

  • WyldeFlower

    “Suite for Ma Dukes” will be available on Vinyl soon! Def on the night of the show and on Mochilla.com/shop!

  • HipHopBella

    Beautiful! I can’t wait for the show!! peep: http://vtechphones.com/timeless for more info.

    THANK YOU DAY DEE!!!!

  • Obrigado Dilla

    Translates into: THANK YOU DILLA*

    ::::

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0rEfhjVkh0

    A tribute to Dilla at the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in Sao Paulo. Cut together with photos from Mochilla’s archive. http://www.mochilla.com

  • Fall in Love…

    “Suite for Ma Dukes” EP will be out VERY soon for those of us who prefer not going the iTUNES route 🙂

  • I wanna talk 2 Samson

    Hear comes those chills through my body again….

  • Pikahsso allen Poe

    Gotdamn this is dope as hell…verb

    R.I.P. Dilla

  • L.O.S.

    This is a must! Copped it instantly! Wish i could get to LA to peep the show

  • Pink Pumps

    All I can say is “freak’n beautiful man”

  • vcu

    Beautiful , just beautiful

  • Artistik

    Dillatastic… Im tearing up ova here yall.. its that serious.. Dillaforever man…

  • Artistik

    thanks to comment number 7 for puttin up that link to that brasilian tribute.. i found it a year ago and lost it..
    Thank you..

  • John Robinson

    Brilliant work Fellas! I am sure DiLL is smiling at this one!

    Always Bless

  • CeeWade

    This is sooooooo dope. OMG!! One of the best tributes I’ve heard to date.
    May the memory of Dilla live strong in us all. His music lives.

    peace and love
    Fight Lupus

  • bro.dvooa

    a sense of relaxation and inspiration all bundled in one …good stiff mos def..

  • bro.dvooa

    i meant good stuff a must buy…..

  • Drunken MoNKEEE(cHICAGO’S WILDEST)

    IT FEEL GOOD TO KNOW AND SEE THAT OTHER MUSICALS LOVE THIS MAN WORK, YOU ARE TRULY MISS DILLA DOG AND THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHA PRODUCER LIKE YOU, THIS SONG BRING A TEAR TO MY EYE CAUSE I CAN SEE DILLA SPREADING HIS WINGS AND FLYING HIGH WITH GOD AND THE RAISE OF THE FALLEN MUSICALS WE LOST AND LOVE, MAY WE HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE.
    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DRUNKENMONKEEE

  • Aroha

    I love this music. it’s beuatiful, what a melody. find myself humming the lines. I want this in my life bad. it could be the soundtrack to my life. just registered with Itunes to download and bamm! no New Zealand release for this EP… i’ll just have to come here and play it.

  • phillykid

    Real NICE tribute!! THANK YOU DILLA!!

  • Uookaa

    Going to the show next Sunday. I’m sure it’ll be dope as can be. hah

  • Ceasaro aka agape181

    This man we call J dilla was 2 far ahead, people will b studying his music in years 2 come,
    I’m speechless @ this present time… Suite 4 Ma Dukes is a master peace, & i mean peace cause that what dill music did 4 me, it brought peace 2 my heart. I can honestly say i love this man.

  • DJ Mza

    truly amazing!

  • decoder

    the second i can purchase this, I WILL! unfortunately i don’t use Itunes…

  • decoder

    scratch that, just purchased both digital AND vinyl joints on Stones Throw. DILLA FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MzBlades

    Absolutely beautiful

  • rickyrose

    My heart is hurting! My souI will forever be connected to his work.

  • Uookaa

    well, the show was great. absolutely beautiful, and good energy all around. glad jaydee was able to bring so many good people together. this music will live on forever.

  • b.abram

    gather on the hill
    hearts up in the sky
    celebrate your life
    say i love you

    it just hit me today.

  • DigablePlanet

    Imagine if Dilla had started writing orchestral music like this…oh snap! This is gorgeous. They somehow kept Dilla’s soulful sound intact…wow

  • DigablePlanet

    I just went back and listened to the original for the first time in a while…MAN, them cats were VULGAR! lol

  • redeyed

    thank you Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood Ferguson, and Jay Dee too. amazing tribute.

  • DJ Phizzy!

    Thank you Jay Dee, I’ll be spinning this on my radio show next week. Check out our 2 HOUR J. Dilla tribute: http://www.radiok.org/onthecorner

  • IN=Fo

    Interesting listen, this cat Ionic8 paints lyrics over top the entire Donuts canvas:

    Donuts: The Dedication
    http://www.zshare.net/download/561398330565f649/

  • space_cowboy
  • tristo

    goosebumps…a beautiful interpretation

  • DJ GRIMM

    DILLA WE Miss You !!

  • Adrian RH

    What a wonderful tribute!

  • soulREBEL360

    words can’t describe how incredible this tribute is…i’m floored…

  • R.J.Garcia-21; pinoyjustin_7142128@yahoo.com

    don’t sleep on this it’s really really good song

    this is sound relaxed & great!!

    gyeah!!!!

  • MCJurnee

    One of the illest Hip-Hop songs re-mastered so beautifully….thats the power of music, And J Dilla definitely embodied that. A perfect tribute. We miss you Jay. R.I.P

  • Frank Friend

    Reminds me of the score for Do The Right Thing.

  • Julz

    I’m buried in this sound. Being introduced to J-Dillz was the best thing since slice bread.

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