Slum Village Announce 8th LP Yes! ft Bilal, De La Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Phife Dawg, Jon Connor & J Ivy | Music News

Slum Village Announce 8th LP Yes! ft Bilal, De La Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Phife Dawg, Jon Connor & J Ivy | Music News by Erik Otis Detroit’s Slum Village have continued to innovate through the different cycles of hip hop, bringing one of the most authentic pairings of lyricism and production under one … Continue reading

Blueprint Previews Forthcoming LP King No Crown With First Single The Talented Tenth | Music News

Blueprint Previews Forthcoming LP King No Crown With First Single The Talented Tenth | Music News by Erik Otis Lyrically advanced MC Blueprint has announced the release of a conceptual LP titled King No Crown, scheduled to release on Weightless Recordings April 28th. Handling the entirety of the production duties as well, Blueprint constructed King … Continue reading

RSD on SCV: J Dilla’s “Fuck The Police” Designed As Badged-Shaped Vinyl For Special 9″ RSD Release | Music Reissues

RSD on SCV: J Dilla’s “Fuck The Police” Designed As Badged-Shaped Vinyl For Special 9″ RSD Release | Music Reissues by Erik Otis When I first heard Jay Dee in the ’90s, I fell in love with his production approach right away and it was an even higher state of revelation when I absorbed into … Continue reading

All Four 10″ Beats Batch Discs In The J Dilla Ma Dukes Collector’s Edition Box Set Receive Individual Pressings From Yancey Media Group | Music News

All Four 10″ Beats Batch Discs In The J Dilla Ma Dukes Collector’s Edition Box Set Receive Individual Pressings From Yancey Media Group | Music News by Erik Otis I was doing some research at the distribution center Forced Exposure today and found these new J Dilla “Beats Beatch” 10″ releases to huge surprise. I’ve … Continue reading

Nas x J Dilla “The Season” | Music News

Nas x J Dilla “The Season” | Music News by Erik Otis Hip-hop legend Nas is taking part in some monumental work in this era, spreading cultural influence in ways that puts him in the same equation as many of the great African-American musicians that took art forms to the highest levels before him. In … Continue reading

Get On Down Represses The Long Out-Of-Print Debut LP From Busta Rhymes ‘The Coming’ | Music News

  Get On Down Represses The Long Out-Of-Print Debut LP From Busta Rhymes ‘The Coming’ | Music News by Erik Otis “He must bring the ruckus to all you motherfuckas!” screams out repeatedly in aggressive form for the albums opening sequence, giving way to the head-snapping unique styles of Busta Rhymes and his debut 1996 … Continue reading

Pre-orders now available for the upcoming J Dilla release ‘The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set)’ | Music News

Pre-orders now available for the upcoming J Dilla release ‘The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set)’ | Music News If you are like us, you have been somewhat weary about the plethora of J Dilla posthumous releases and the quality that is given to each. The forthcoming box set The King … Continue reading

Delicious Vinyl to reissue ‘Jay Deelicious: The Delicious Vinyl Years’ | Music News

Jay Dee – Jay Deelicious: The Delicious Vinyl Years Delicious Vinyl to reissue Jay Deelicious: The Delicious Vinyl Years Delicious Vinyl is gearing up to reissue one of the most iconic Jay Dee compilations ever to hit the streets, Jay Deelicious: The Delicious Vinyl Years. Encompassing some of Dilla’s most legendary cuts, this release is … Continue reading

‘Thank You Jay Dee, Act 1, 2, 3 & 4’ Mixed by J. Rocc (Stream / Free Downloads) | Special Features

Jaylib (Jay Dee + Madlib) The crew at Rappcats are always presenting incredible material daily and they have released some classic archival Stones Throw Records podcast mixes J. Rocc put together for his colleague and good friend J Dilla (Jay Dee) around 2006. Originally designed as a three part series, selections and work from J. … Continue reading

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