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  1. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: WorkerRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | All About Jazz

    The similarities stop there, however, though JFJO's careening omnivorous creativity, like Weather Report's, has enabled the band to carve out some very distinctive sonic territory. While JFJO's omnivorous jazz aesthetic-one which embraces and guitarist Chris Combs alternate thick, multi- layered slabs of electronic and acoustic sound with piquant, hummable melodies while Josh Raymer effortlessly reproduces the stuttering, ultra-funky beats one normally associates with the work of cutting- edge artists such as J Dilla.


  2. Album Review: Joey Badass's 'B4.DA.$$'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Examiner.com

    ... mates Chuck Strangers and Kirk Knight and a who's who of beatmakers: DJ Premier, Hit-Boy, Statik Selektah and even a J Dilla record (which is one of the best songs on the album). The features are sparse with only BJ the Chicago Kid (who seems to ...


  3. AHH Exclusive: The DJ Butter InterviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | AllHipHop.com

    Detroit, Michigan, has a rich musical musical history. In addition to Motown, Hip-Hop has played an integral part in the city's musical score.


  4. Joey Bada$$- 'B4.DA.$$' ReviewRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | TheCelebrityCafe

    ... by the production of Pro Era affiliates Chuck Strangers and Kirk Knight along with others. Legendary producer J Dilla is credited for co-producing the smooth-sounding "Like Me" with The Roots, and Hit-Boy adds to the mix with "Belly of the Beast". ...


  5. 1st Annual Dilla Day L.A. AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | HipHopDx

    The 1st Annual Dilla Day LA celebrates the life of J. Dilla and will feature performances by Elzhi, Bishop Lamont, J Rocc, Guilty Simpson, Frank Nitt, and more. The first annual Dilla Day LA will take place on February 13, 2015 at The Regent theater in Downtown, Los Angeles, California.


  6. Black Milk: 'It's Not Really A Cakewalk'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Detroit rapper and producer on trying to impress J Dilla, transforming his music for live shows and always improving.


  7. Only True J Dilla Fans Will Appreciate This Awesome 'Donuts' VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | WCKX-FM Columbus

    Revered hip-hop producer James "J Dilla" Dewitt crafted a mash-up master class with his final instrumental record Donuts. Released just three days before his death in 2006, Donuts exists today as a musical Rosetta Stone, bridging the gap between R&B, soul, and hip-hop in unique and captivating ways that denote it as a modern classic among beat-heads the world over.


  8. 'B4.DA.$$' proves Joey Bada$$ hasn't been changed by fameRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Examiner.com

    ... A mix of champion producers including Statik Selektah, Lee Bannon, DJ Premier, Chuck Strangers, Hit Boy and J Dilla make the music shine, sparkle and pulse using shuffling jazz, aged samples and knocking drums for a taste that blends nouveau ...


  9. Review: Joey Bada$$' Throwback 'B4.DA.$$' You'll Want to Throw BackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Spin

    ... producer DJ Premier to handle a track - good for him. So he and a lot of other 19-year-olds love Gang Starr and J Dilla and dressing like Brenda from Beverly Hills, 90210 . In the '90s, kids loved digging in thrift stores for bell bottoms and shirts ...


  10. J Dilla Weekend 2015's Miami ScheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Miami New Times

    It's been nearly nine years since legendary Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla died, just three days after his 32nd birthday, from a rare blood disorder. But there's no doubt that Jay Dee's legacy lives.


  11. AraabMuzik: 'I Have So Much Music, It Doesn't Make Sense'Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    ... like anything he was doing. Same thing with Dre , you know, that West Coast gritty sound. Then it was Premier and J Dilla , 9th Wonder , Alchemist . Just listening to those types of beats. I'll never really listen to the lyrics. I was never into the ...


  12. Beat Spacek - "I Want YouRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Stereogum

    ... and even classical elements that crossed genres to gain the attention of the likes of Mos Def and the late, great J Dilla. White released a 2005 solo album as Steve Spacek, called Spaceshift , which featured the funky, Billy Paul-sample-driven ...


  13. The Odd Side Presents: 5 Punishing New Age ProducersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | AllHipHop.com

    ... more important than the producer. The game wouldn't be as crucial without several producers like DJ Premiere and J Dilla that have changed the game by creating new sounds As time went on, producers (still important to the culture) took a backseat ...


  14. Logic Says He Wants To Be A Part Of Hip Hop's LegacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | HipHopDx

    ... play a little bit-just enough before bringing in the big boys to do it better." Lastly, Logic praised the likes of J Dilla and MF Doom and shared his goal to become a part of the legacy such artists have built. "I bought a standard electronic beat ...


  15. DOPExBROKE - 'Dilla Eulogy' @_TheGarageDoor - #TheGarageDoorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Music-News.com

    ... artists to launch the new series are DOPExBROKE with their performance of 'Dilla Eulogy' (a tribute to the legendary J Dilla). If you like chilled vibes, which I think we all need in January, this is definitely the one for you! There will be a brand ...


  16. Common & John Legend Win Golden Globe For "Selma" Song "Glory"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | HipHopDx

    Common and John Legend took home an award for Best Original Song for "Glory" from Selma last night at the Golden Globes Awards. The pair beat out Lana Del Rey, Sia, Lorde, and Patti Smith in the category with a collaboration that appears in the movie based on true events about the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches in the 1960s.


  17. Concert review: Run the Jewels & Joey Bada$$, The StudioRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... lope of No. 99 , the druggy swagger of Big Dusty and Like Me with a beat provided by the estate of late producer J Dilla. They're songs that combine the old school aesthetics and summery production of groups like A Tribe Called Quest with Bada$$'s ...


  18. J Dilla Weekend Line-Up RevealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | WCKX-FM Columbus

    Dilla Weekend, a multi-day event that is meant to pay homage to the late J Dilla , is set to take place February 5 through 8 in Miami, Florida, according to HotNewHipHop . "Dilla's music is timeless and lives in all of us," Dilla's mother, Ma Dukes, said in a statement.


  19. The 10 Best A Tribe Called Quest SongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Stereogum

    ... collective-minded Tribe transitioned from Native Tongues keystone to the origin point of The Ummah, mentoring J Dilla (then Jay Dee) through his come-up years and setting the stage for one of the most beloved canons in hip-hop production. And above ...


  20. Black Milk: 'It's Not Really A Cakewalk'Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    Back in October, Detroit's Black Milk released his sixth solo album, called If There's A Hell Below . He came to New York and spoke with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley about trying to impress J Dilla, transforming his music for live shows and always improving.