J Dilla

This Youtube Channel Has Been Uploading J Dilla Rarities for Months

A trove of obscure instrumentals from the late producer has surfaced. In the 15 years since J Dilla died, the… Read More

April 17, 2021

Hear a Hard-Hitting Notorious B.I.G. and J Dilla Mash-Up Tape

A new twist-up from Seattle artist, D.Social, celebrates a pair of era-defining hip-hop icons. In 1996, Busta Rhymes was set… Read More

April 14, 2021

Busta Rhymes is Celebrating 25 Years of ‘The Coming’ with a 36-Track Deluxe Edition

The expanded edition will feature instrumentals, unreleased edits, and three hard-to-find J Dilla remixes. Busta Rhymes is set to release… Read More

April 11, 2021

30 Essential Q-Tip Guest Verses You Need to Hear [Playlist]

Featuring is Okayplayer's new playlist series celebrating guest appearances from hip-hop's most iconic artists. For our inaugural edition, we focus on… Read More

April 10, 2021

Orchestral J Dilla Tribute Concert ‘Suite for Ma Dukes’ Set for First Vinyl Reissue

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's legendary J Dilla tribute is headed back to wax. After more than a decade, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's orchestral J… Read More

April 7, 2021

Pioneering Synth Designer and Stevie Wonder Producer, Malcolm Cecil, Dead at 84

Cecil created the world's largest polyphonic analog synthesizer and co-produced a string of classic Stevie Wonder albums in the 1970s.… Read More

March 28, 2021

Listen to The Very Last Beat J Dilla Ever Made

The beat was originally played by Questlove during a Red Bull Music Academy lecture. For many J Dilla fans, Donuts… Read More

March 24, 2021

Busta Rhymes & Redman Honor Phife Dawg in Touching “Nutshell Pt. 2” Video

The track appears on the new Phife Dawg album Forever. Last month, the family of the late founding member of A… Read More

March 22, 2021

Remembering the Time Daft Punk Enlisted J Dilla to Remix “Aerodynamic”

A Daft Punk sample led to a rare gem of the J Dilla discography. On Monday French electronic duo Daft… Read More

February 22, 2021

Sango Drops House-Inspired Remix of J Dilla’s “Won’t Do”

Sango held on to the remix for a year until he could get the blessing from T3 of Slum Village.… Read More

February 17, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Syd, Phife Dawg, and More [Playlist]

The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s… Read More

February 12, 2021

Phife Dawg, Busta Rhymes & Redman Connect on “Nutshell Pt. 2”

A posthumous Phife Dawg solo album is in the works. On Thursday, the family of A Tribe Called Quest's Phife… Read More

February 12, 2021

Hear MF DOOM Light Up J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’ on a New Mash-Up Mixtape

David Begun imagines the producer's magnum opus as a bruising collaborative album with MF DOOM. In the 15 years since… Read More

February 11, 2021

Here’s How J Dilla Hid Beats from Artists on His Own Tapes

According to a longtime friend and collaborator, the late producer was stashing instrumentals for himself in plain sight. Detroit's own,… Read More

February 10, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Juicy the Emissary, Wally Clark, Codenine x Loman, Jon Rogers + More

Juicy the Emissary, Wally Clark, Codenine x Loman, Jon Rogers and more drop gems this Mixtape Monday. Juicy the Emissary… Read More

February 8, 2021

DJ Tony Tone Shares The Unreleased Interlude J Dilla Recorded for Him

Featuring a previously unheard freestyle from Q-Tip. J Dilla rarities have been known to pop up at a rate that… Read More

February 7, 2021