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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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.
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.
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.