J Dilla

De La Soul Has Reconnected In the Studio With Prince Paul

Legendary producer Prince Paul recently posted an Instagram picture of himself in the studio with De La Soul, confirming new… Read More

August 15, 2022

Boldy James To Release A Project Produced By J Dilla: “I Got the Last of the… Stash”

During an interview with Phoenix's Trill store, Boldy James revealed that his next project will have production from late beatmaker… Read More

June 13, 2022

From Surprise Reunions To A New Album: A Timeline Of Yasiin Bey And Talib Kweli’s Black Star

With Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli's new Black Star album finally being released on May 3, here's a timeline of… Read More

May 2, 2022

A Tribe Called Quest Shares a Star-Studded Tracklist for The Posthumous Phife Dawg Album

Q-Tip, De La Soul, Rapsody, 9th Wonder, and Little Brother, are featured on the upcoming Phife Dawg album, Forever.  A Tribe… Read More

March 15, 2022

5 Albums That Made Neo-Soul Possible

The source code of neo-soul is scattered across a number of genre-defiant projects that pushed, and eventually broke, boundaries in… Read More

March 4, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Junglepussy, Ivan Ave, Wally Clark, UFO Fev, Hus “Wavo” Kingpin + More

Junglepussy, Ivan Ave, Wally Clark, UFO Fev, Hus “Wavo” Kingpin and more this Mixtape M onday. Junglepussy is up first… Read More

February 21, 2022

This New Japanese Television Show is Proof Japan Loves J Dilla

A Gen Hoshino-hosted music culture show from Japanese channel NHK discusses J Dilla in their inaugural episode. Jay loved Japan.… Read More

February 17, 2022

Watch House Shoes Spin Hours of Rare Unreleased J Dilla Beat Tapes

A close friend and confidant of the late J Dilla is prying open the vault for an extensive exploration of… Read More

February 7, 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

February 7, 2022

The Look of Love: An Introduction to J Dilla, The Rapper

For Dilla Day 2022, we celebrate the deceptively deep catalog of daggering wordplay from J Dilla, an innovative producer who… Read More

February 7, 2022

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, 2022

Ma Dukes Is Determined To Keep J Dilla’s Legacy Alive

With the 15th anniversary of his untimely death approaching, we spoke with J Dilla's mother, Maureen Yancey, better known to… Read More

February 4, 2022

‘Dilla Time’ Author Dan Charnas on Why J Dilla Is In A League Of His Own

We spoke to Dilla Time author Dan Charnas about his extensive new book, J Dilla's complicated relationship with Q-Tip, and… Read More

February 1, 2022

Lil Cease Speaks on Biggie Wanting Nas on Tupac Diss “The Ugliest”

In a new interview, Lil Cease spoke on Biggie dissing 2Pac on unreleased track "The Ugliest" and wanting a verse… Read More

January 27, 2022

There Will Never Be Another Music Video Like D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”

A look at how the video for "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" made — then almost broke — D'Angelo. In the… Read More

January 25, 2022

Watch a Rare Video of Stones Throw Records’ Epic 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival Takeover

A grainy and distorted video of J Dilla, Madlib, Yasiin Bey, J. Rocc, and Peanut Butter Wolf's full set from… Read More

December 2, 2021