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J Dilla – Filth

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 21, 2014
“Filth” is a first listen to J Dilla’s upcoming 40-track box release, titled The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set) due out this summer. The track comes as an apt introduction for the project as it off...

Kanye West Talks J Dilla’s Influence on His Work in “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton”

MusicComments ⋅ May 29, 2014
This week saw the release of Stones Throw Records documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton on DVD/Blu-ray. Coinciding with the release, Rolling Stone has unveiled 30 minutes of outtakes which includes archival footage of Peanut Butter Wolf and Charizma foo...

J Dilla – Give Em What They Want

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
Following up his Diamonds & Ice EP, today J Dilla’s family-run Pay Jay label releases the first cut to the late great rapper’s latest record Give Em What They Want. The five-track effort includes Dilla’s 2002 collaboration with...

De La Soul – Dilla Plugged In (Produced by J. Dilla)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 5, 2014
Cratediggers rejoice as one of hip-hop’s greatest groups works with beats from one of its most prolific producers. Some 25 years after the release of their seminal Three Feet High and Rising LP, De La Soul aims to celebrate its longevity and su...

J Dilla x Stussy 2014 “TURN IT UP” T-Shirt

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 4, 2014
Following the release of last year’s commemorative World Tour Tee, Stussy presents its Spring 2014 tribute to what would have been the late J Dilla’s 40th birthday. Dropping in both short- and long-sleeve versions, the “TURN IT UP&#...

J Dilla x Joey Bada$$ x Akomplice 2013 Fall/Winter Capsule Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 11, 2013
Longtime streetwear label Akomplice has joined forces with the J Dilla Foundation and Joey Bada$$ to present a capsule collection in celebration of fashion and music. Melding unreleased music from the late great artist with those of the burgeoning Br...

Distinct Life x USUAL Custom Akai MPC 2500

TechComments ⋅ Aug 5, 2013
Headed by Rick Williams, Detroit-based imprint Distinct Life’s vision in creating directional lifestyle goods stretches from sneakers to accessories. Its latest endeavors delves deeper into its interests in hip-hop, and most prominently, one of...

A Look Inside J. Dilla’s Vinyl Collection

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 20, 2013
A talent like J. Dilla’s cannot be confined to life or death. Rather, it is a force of innovative vision, perpetually revealing itself in parts over time. The (lost) art of sampling is a producer’s ‘trick of the trade’ and no...

J Dilla – Anthem

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 12, 2013
Continuing to build anticipation for the full-length J Dilla album that is expected later this year, today brings a new cut titled “Anthem.” The track features production and vocals from Dilla himself with an assist by Frank N Dank. For f...

Stussy: Hand-Picked J Dilla Favorites from Brent Rollins, Nosaj Thing and More

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 9, 2013
Prolific, legendary and innovative, J Dilla was one of the leading producers of our time, his influence still felt throughout music today. Across genres and subjects, Dilla amassed a myriad songs, albums and general contributions to music, art and fa...

J Dilla x Stussy World Tour Tee

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 6, 2013
As we approach the seventh anniversary of J Dilla’s passing, and what would have been his 39th birthday this February 7, the celebrated Detroit hip-hop producer is being remembered all across the globe. In tribute of Dilla Day 2013, Stussy has...

Hip-Hop’s All-Time Greatest Immortalized in Illustrated Playing Cards

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 28, 2012
Hip-hop-inspired label Mynority Classics pays homage to several genre heavyweights with a number of likenesses etched on a series of illustrated playing cards. Designed by illustrator Sayori Wada, key figures include Slick Rick, Tupac, The Notorious...

J Dilla – Rebirth of Detroit (Full Album Stream)

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2012
Despite his untimely passing in 2006, the third album from the late music producer J Dilla arrives via Rebirth of Detroit that is released for a full album stream. A project initiated by J Dilla’s mother and the label she created, Ruff Draft Re...

Danny Brown – Jay-Dee’s Revenge (Produced by J Dilla)

MusicComments ⋅ May 10, 2012
Here’s a first look at the visuals for “Jay-Dee’s Revenge,” a song taken off the upcoming posthumous album from the late great J Dilla. You can get grasp of what to expect on the project through this live footage of Danny Brow...

Yasiin Bey – Sunshine Screwface (Produced by J Dilla)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 10, 2012
Yasiin Bey recently touched down in Paris to promote his upcoming show with Talib Kweli at La Bataclan on March 9. As previously reported, the acclaimed rapper paid a a visit to Nova radio during his stay in the French capital and laced the airwaves...