J Dilla

De La Soul & The Roots Salute Trugoy The Dove Live on ‘The Tonight Show’

Posdnous and Maseo line up with The Roots to perform a De La Soul classic live on late-night. De La… Read More

March 17, 2023

Common Couldn’t Be More Grateful for Bobby Caldwell

J Dilla sampled a Bobby Caldwell classic on the rapper's hit single "The Light." Over the last 24 hours, memorials… Read More

March 16, 2023

Bobby Caldwell, The “Cool Uncle” of Blue-Eyed Soul, Dead at 71

The wife of Bobby Caldwell confirmed the singer's death Wednesday morning following years of battling a progressively degenerative condition. Beloved… Read More

March 15, 2023

Alain Goraguer, Underground Rap’s Source Code, Dead at 91

French jazz musician, Alain Goraguer, who composed the soundtrack for 1973 animated film, Fantastic Planet, has died at 91. French… Read More

February 16, 2023

De La Soul on How J Dilla Invented The Modern Beat Tape

In an exclusive interview, De La Soul discuss why J Dilla beat tapes were treated as the holy grail amongst… Read More

February 7, 2023

The 17 Best J Dilla Beats Of All Time

J Dilla wasn't just your favorite producer's favorite producer, he was also your favorite rapper's favorite producer — and these… Read More

February 7, 2023

Logic Said He Recorded Then Scrapped a “J Dilla Album with All Unreleased Beats”

During a YouTube livestream, Logic explained that he decided not to release his planned album with him rapping over unreleased… Read More

January 4, 2023

Prince Paul On Working With De La Soul Again: “I’ve Only Been Waiting 30 Years For This Reunion”

Producer and DJ Prince Paul has returned to working with legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul, 30 years after producing… Read More

December 8, 2022

The Origin Of Woke: How Erykah Badu And Georgia Anne Muldrow Sparked The “Stay Woke” Era

In the second installment of the "Origin of Woke" series, Elijah Watson highlights Georgia Anne Muldrow, the musician who introduced… Read More

December 6, 2022

Record Store Day 2022 Essentials: The Black Friday Edition

The Black Friday installment of Record Store Day 2022 is upon us, featuring exclusive pressings of classic, new and obscure… Read More

November 23, 2022

How J Dilla’s Relationship with the Strip Club Chocolate City Inspired His Creative Process

Those who knew J Dilla best understood how his love for strip clubs — especially Detroit's now-shuttered Chocolate City —… Read More

November 7, 2022

Young RJ of Slum Village Says the Group’s New Album Is Coming

Young RJ of Slum Village spoke with REVOLT about his history with J Dilla and the group's surviving members preparing… Read More

October 27, 2022

Boldy James Says His New Album Will Feature Unheard J Dilla Production

The long-awaited Boldy James and J Dilla project will reportedly be titled Drug Dilla, but an official release date has not… Read More

October 13, 2022

Janet Jackson Is Releasing A 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of ‘The Velvet Rope’

On Friday, Janet Jackson is releasing a 25th anniversary deluxe edition of The Velvet Rope, with bonus tracks, B-sides, and… Read More

October 3, 2022

A J Dilla Documentary Based On ‘Dilla Time’ Biography Is In The Works

Questlove and Dilla Time author Dan Charnas are collaborating on a documentary about late producer, rapper, and musician J Dilla. A documentary… Read More

September 22, 2022

Premiere: Watch DJ Rasta Root Breakdown the Story of Phife Dawg’s “Dear Dilla (Reprise)”

DJ Rasta Root, producer and longtime manager of the late Phife Dawg breaks down how he created the beat for… Read More

August 23, 2022