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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

A Special J Dilla ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’ 20th Anniversary Box Set is Dropping

J Dilla debuted Welcome 2 Detroit in 2001. Celebrate that album with a special 12 disc vinyl box set. Next year… Read More

November 2, 2020

“Stay Down,” A Busta Rhymes And Drake Collab Produced By J Dilla, Leaks

This isn't the first time Drake has appeared on a J Dilla beat. A leaked Busta Rhymes and Drake collab… Read More

June 18, 2020

A J Dilla Beat May Appear On Big Sean’s ‘Detroit 2’ Album

The rapper said that Common helped "plug him with the J Dilla beats." Following the announcement of his forthcoming Detroit… Read More

May 26, 2020

Mixtape Monday: Josh Hey, Cru the Dynamic, Summers Sons + More

This Mixtape Monday we've got tunes from Josh Hey, Cru the Dynamic, Summer Sons and more. Josh Hey gets the… Read More

November 25, 2019

Watch Robert Glasper’s Hour-Long J Dilla Tribute Live at The Legendary Blue Note in NYC

Featuring appearances from Ma Dukes, Chris Dave, and Slum Village's T3. Throughout the month of October, Robert Glasper has been… Read More

October 26, 2019

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s ‘Suite For Ma Dukes’ J Dilla Tribute Set For NYC Debut

The west coast composer is bringing his string-heavy J Dilla salute to NYC (for free) Suite For Ma Dukes -- by far… Read More

July 24, 2017

Pre-Order The First-Ever Pressing of ‘Jay Dee’s Ma Dukes Collection’ on Vinyl

One of J Dilla's finest posthumous beat collections is headed to wax Don't look now, but the world is now… Read More

June 20, 2017

Posthumous Pearls: Hand-Picked Selections From J Dilla’s Beat Tape Catalog [Playlist]

Scouring the late legend's posthumous catalog for actual unheards from the vault Round these parts, there's never really a bad… Read More

June 2, 2017

Frank N Dank To Release 3 Unheard J Dilla-Produced Songs on Vinyl For Record Store Day

If the prospect of yet another posthumous J Dilla release has you gripping the money holster, get ready to make some… Read More

March 13, 2017

Hear Biggie’s “Juicy” Over an Unreleased J Dilla Beat in Teaser For New Compilation

Almost precisely three years ago, we celebrated Christopher Wallace's born day by unearthing the J Dilla-produced rarity "The Ugliest." The… Read More

March 6, 2017

Listen To New J Dilla Beat Tape ‘Jay Dee’s Ma Dukes Collection’

A new compilation of J Dilla beats has appeared on streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, and TIDAL. Not much… Read More

December 24, 2016

Another Beat Tape of J Dilla Rarities Has Surfaced

Suppose we should just come to expect that every couple of months a new-to-you-batch of J Dilla beats will arrive… Read More

December 6, 2016

Frank Ocean’s First Interview In Years Took Place At The White House, Lasted Roughly 40 Seconds

A few nights back, the Presidential family hosted the final White House state dinner of their tenure, and by any… Read More

October 20, 2016

Limited Edition J Dilla Turntable To Include 7″ Vinyl With Nas & Madlib

Just in time for Christmas a J Dilla themed portable turntable has been announced from Rappcats. Appropriately called the Dilla Turntable… Read More

October 19, 2016

Ma Dukes Will Narrate J Dilla Children’s Book ‘The Life Story Of James Dewitt Yancey’

On November 22nd, The J Dilla Foundation will release a children's book on the legacy and come-up of the prolific… Read More

September 28, 2016