J Dilla

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

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

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