Phat Kat’s J.Dilla-Produced Dedication To The Suckers Re-Released

Phat Kat’s Dedication To The Suckers has been remastered and re-released via The Netherlands Below System Records. The digital version is available now and the vinyl edition will come out soon. J.Dilla produced all six of the tracks on the 1999 EP. Phat Kat revealed in an interview that he and  Dilla completed the EP in three hours one night. Agor produced the 2015 Re-Dedication To The Suckers, which features Guilty Simpson and Elzhi. That release’s US and European digital versions will be available on September 29th. The vinyl copies of the EP will have Dedication To the Suckers on the A-side and the Re-Dedication of the Suckers (U.S. version)on the B-side. 

Dedication To The Suckers & Re-Dedication To The Suckers by Phat Kat

Young RJ Releases The Detroit Project

Young RJ is following his Blaq Royalty solo debut with The Detroit Project that features vocals from hometown veterans Guilty Simpson and Phat Kat. There are also appearances from B.R. Gunna, De La Soul and vocals from fallen heroes Proof and J.Dilla. Young RJ explained his plans for the music in a press release:

Stream The Detroit Project below and buy it from iTunes. 

Young RJ, Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson Release I Know In Celebration Of Dilla Day

Slum Village’s Young RJ has released “I Know” featuring Guilty Simpson and Phat Kat in celebration of Dilla Day(February 7th). “I Know” details the plight of Black men in America dealing with the prison system and economic struggles. It is one of the songs from the collaborative album he is working on with both of the Detroit emcees. Young RJ just released his solo album Blaq Royalty and the Joyner Lucas-assisted single “Motion.”

Hieroglyphics Announce Hiero Day on 9/7 with Compton’s Most Wanted, HBK Gang, Luniz, Res, The Coup & More


The Hieroglyphics announced their 4th annual Hiero Day today that takes place September 7th in their hometown of Oakland, California. The all-day event is a full day of musical performances on three stages, the festival also offers food and drinks from local vendors, a skate park, graffiti wall, an area for b-boy battles, a kids’ area, and much more.The all day event will include performances by Compton’s Most Wanted, P-Lo, Kool John, and Jay Ant of HBK Gang, Luniz, Psalm One, Peanut Butter Wolf, Zion I, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Nx Worries, The Coup, Domo Genesis, Res, and many more. Hiero Day 2015 will be hosted at the intersection of 3rd and Chestnut Street in Oakland from 11am until 7pm on Monday September 7th, 2015. Due to exceeded capacity and expenses at last year’s event, an entry fee of $19.93 will be charged for general admission. The event is expected to sell out – tickets may be purchased in advance at However, youth who are active in their communities as members of a Bay Area-based nonprofit organization need only to present their membership ID to gain free access. For anyone who needs financial assistance, they are encouraged to email to submit a 250-500 word essay about what they do to improve their community.


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