Aw. Sh+t. This snippet is the first concrete proof we’ve had that the rumored J-Dilla-from-beyond LP The Rebirth of Detroit–the plans for which we reported back in April–is more than just talk. The beat will give any Dilla fan chills, as Phat Kat will do for anybody who grew up in Detroit with rhymes like “While I feed ’em like Focus Hope, belee’ dat” <– #IfYouGrewUpInDetroit, “Focus Hope cheese” is right up there with “I saw your family moving down the street with your clothes in R bags.” Ask somebody. In fact #IfYouGrewUpInDetroit, play this back to back with this for pure nostalgic O.D. On second thought, forget all that if you want to O.D. on hash-tags you can’t really F with: #NewDillaLP. Stay tuned. Keep hope alive.

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props to JDROD


  • NewJay

    *Spits out water all over Keyboard*


  • illtek

    Singing “detroit Madness” on this track was awful. That cat shouldn’t even sing period.

  • jubby

    he isn’t singin’. is he? i think it’s amp fiddler proof:

  • Carpe DM

    J Dilla is truth, justice and the American way! Detroit is standing united for their native son! Rebirth of Detroit

  • Peace to all the artist that made this happen! Detroit Stand Up!! 🙂

  • sstretch

    Joint bangs as usual, its DILLA putting in work and PHAT KAT doing his thing, don’t know about the singing of the hook though.

    check out the beats at http://www.soundcloud.com/sstretch68323

  • dillfan

    I’m at a stage in my life where i don’t need to hear cats spitting mediocre verses over old dilla beats. will probably still buy this to support, but am i the only one who would rather see this as an instrumental release? Or how about a tangible release of the old beat ape material?

    • LAT1226

      I’m with you on this one. I also felt that Jay Stay Paid should have been an entilrely instrumental based. I hope his Estate sees this and decides to put one out. I would also like for the a release of production instrumentals that never became singles on vinyl.

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