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Premiere: Illa J Shares A Beautiful Tribute To His Mom On “Maureen”

As we come fresh off Father’s Day weekend, it’s important to know that it’s never too late to pay homage to the hard-working folks who raised us. And that’s what Detroit…

Stream J Dilla’s Posthumous Project, ‘Motor City’

The late-Detroit MC J Dilla’s posthumous release Motor City dropped today (Apr. 21). The 19-song mixtape was preceded by the teaser “J-Rocc Blend #2,” featuring guest…

Hip-Hop Gold: Kanye West’s Uncut ‘Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton’ Interview

On the cusp of the announcement from Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, the mother of the late, great producer J. Dilla, of a new project, some newly discovered footage of Kanye…

Grafh Brings J Dilla To The MoMa In His “Give It Up” Video

Grafh may come off as gruff street cat in his rhymes, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a true connoisseur of fine art. In his new video for “Give It Up,” the Queens…

J Dilla And Nas’ Psychedelic “The Sickness” Video Is A Must Watch

Throughout the year, the spirit of James “Dilla” Yancy has been alive and well amongst the hip-hop community and in his music. Not long after his final vocal album The Di…

Snoop Dogg & Producer Karriem Riggins Remember J Dilla

Recently Big Snoop Dogg hopped on the Hi-Tek-produced “Gangsta Boogie,” a song from the J Dilla’s much-anticipated album, The Diary. The good folks over at Mass Appeal

Snoop Dogg & Kokane “Gangsta Boogie” All Over J. Dilla’s New Track

James “J. Dilla” Yancy’s forthcoming posthumous project The Diary is set to feature an army of unheard tunes from the fallen Detroit producer — and hip-hop legend. Over…

Beats, Rhymes and Phife: 5 Phife Dawg Solo Records We’ll Always Love

Towards the end of ATCQ’s “Vibes And Stuff” off their clasic The Low End Theory album, Q-Tip dedicates the song to all the fallen rappers. This is my dedication to the…

Nas Premieres “The Sickness” With J Dilla At SXSW

At the end of 2014, Nas hit us with a fly soliloquy with the J Dilla-produced track, “The Season.”  Recently, Dilla and Nas’ camp announced that Mass Appeal Records is…