“Dillathon” Release To Honor
The Memory Of J Dilla



SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Loyal fans and avid listeners of J Dilla will be pleased to hear the legacy of the recently passed super producer producer living on through Rob Grimes’ worldwide release of “Dillathon” on Tuesday, Feb. 26th. — just weeks after Dilla’s birthday. James Dewitt Yancey, also known as Jay Dee, would have been 34 years old this year. His life was cut short on Feb. 10, 2006 after a tumultuous battle with lupus and an incurable blood disease. Often referred to as “your favorite producer’s favorite producer,” Dilla became renowned and loved for his beats and creative vision that became critical to the success of such artists as Madlib, Slum Village and Common, among many others.

“The mixtape is a showcase and a tribute,” says Rob Grimes. “It’s me going in and killing all my favorite Dilla beats.”

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Young Guru On The Making of American Gangster


Via Smartenupnas

Jimmy Iovine Talks Music Industry 3.0

Very interesting interview with Jimmy Iovine talking about the changes in the music industry. If you’re an aspiring artist I say it’s definitely worth a listen.

Basquiat Interviewed With Glenn O’Brien

Since I’ve been hella slacking on Black History Month I figured let me drop something that interested me. Jean Michel Basquiat was one of the key names during the 1980s-era Neo-expressionist art movement. Basquiat’s paintings continue to influence modern day artists and command high prices from the likes of Jay-Z and other rich mofo’s. Dude Jean is super laid back…The Coolest.

KRS-1′s Self Construction Preview

The teacher himself got artists such as Nelly, Chamillionaire, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe and many more to collaborate for this monumental track. Not to sound like a hater but I Know Nelly’s looking for some press right now.

Two New Mobb Deep Tracks

Infamous Mobb Deep

Prodigy’s been dropping’ a lot of gems in the streets but we haven’t heard much from the QB duo. Here’s some new M-O-B-B for you kicko.

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“Street Money” Rick Ross Feat. Flo-Rida

Ross

Here it is more Rick Ross the boss for yah. I like the hook and the beat. Fin

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David Banner & Killer Mike On Parker Report


The Parker Report discuss the “Lil’s” and “Yung’s” in the industry. Really?

“I Am Legend” Lloyd Banks

Lloyd Banks

This is a CDQ version of the Lloyd Banks track he bodied on that Whoo Kid post I did on Saturday. Banks is back on it fo’ Sho.

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“Owe Me Life” Hiroller

Hiroller

Pocket Change general Hiroller drops another track this week for Dukes to check out. Download and discuss.

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