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Listen To The Lost Remix Of Slum Village’s Hold Tight Featuring Q-Tip Produced By J.Dilla

Twenty years ago Slum Village completed their seminal Fantastic Volume 2 which announced their arrival as Detroit’s premier hip-hop group. The album was not actually released until 2000 after Dilla spent years producing people like The Pharcyde, De La Soul and more and also being a member of The Ummah music collective. Busta Rhymes, D’Angelo and Pete Rock are some of the artists that appeared on Fantastic Volume 2 alongside T3, Baatin and Dilla. Today the group acknowledges the 20 year anniversary of FV2 by sharing the Lost Remix of “Hold Tight” featuring Q-Tip. Slum Village now consists of T3 and Young RJ and this summer they will re-emerge and go on tour to honor their official beginning. The “Hold Tight” Lost Remix is available on The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2

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The Soulquarians

The Soulquarians were a ’90s collective that included Questlove, D’Angelo, J. Dilla, Erykah Badu, James Poyser and Common. Pitchfork put together a video to give an overview of their work and impact. Their sessions produced D’Angelo’s Voodoo, Common’s Like Water For Chocolate and The Roots’ Things Fall Apart. Q-Tip, Raphael Saadiq and DJ Premier are some of the artists who made music with them in Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios. Their time as a collective ended after a 2000 story in Vibe magazine offended some artists by suggesting that they were under Questlove’s rule.

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Listen: J. Dilla’s Delights Vol. 1

J.Dilla’s Delights Vol. 1 is the first posthumous release from J.Dilla’s daughters Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-Monae Whitlow.  The collection of 24 instrumentals were specifically reserved for Dilla’s daughters and all of the tracks have the agility, originality and head-nodding quality that he always brought to his work.

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J.Dilla: Motor City Album Stream

J.Dilla’s Motor City album of rare tracks curated by his mother Ma Dukes is out now. Stream the album and the head over to iTunes for a digital copy or Dillatronic.com to get the deluxe version that includes a CD, vinyl, T-shirt, slipmat and a cassette of J Rocc’s alternate mix.

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J.Dilla: Motor City J-Rocc Blend # 2 Featuring Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes

Motor City is a new collection of unheard instrumentals from J.Dilla handpicked by his mother Maureen Yancey who is simply known as Ma Dukes. The 19-song tracklisting is packaged as a letter from her to Dilla with a handwritten message in a mailing envelope. J Rocc of the Beat Junkies was Dilla’s friend and he has a mix of the album included as a download code. Blend #2 has Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes rapping over a Dilla beat in a reworking of Pharrell’s “For The Nasty.” Motor City will be released April 28th and can be pre-ordered on Friday.

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