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[Interviews] Statik Selektah Calls Out New York Emcees Making Wannabe Trap Records

Exclusive: Statik Selektah revisits selling 10,000 Nas mixtapes in an hour and reveals that Joey Bada$$'s debut will feature a previously unheard J Dilla beat courtesy of Ma Dukes.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

MTV

How J. Dilla's Legacy Ended Up In The Smithsonian

Even with his tragic and untimely passing in 2006 from lupus, J Dilla has an influence that lives on.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

HipHopDx

[News] Common Addresses Possibility Of "Nas Dot Com" Album With Nas

Common recalls seeing Jay Z in the crowd at one of his first shows, speaks on "running" from J Dilla.

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Related Topix: Common, Hip-Hop

Mon Aug 04, 2014

HipHopDx

[News] Common Details 5 Favorite J Dilla Beats, Revisits Ice Cube Beef

As an up-and-comer in Hip Hop during the time he was dissed by former N.W.A rapper Ice Cube on the Mack 10 track "Westside Slaughterhouse," Common says he felt a variety of emotions following the diss.

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Related Topix: Common, Hip-Hop, N.W.a., Rap

Thu Jul 31, 2014

HipHopDx

[News] Common Says Raps About J Dilla On "Rewind That" Were "Healing," Recalls Battling Kanye West

It's been nearly 10 years since Detroit, Michigan musician J Dilla passed away due to complications from Lupus.

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Related Topix: Common, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Detroit, MI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Art Daily

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Maureen Yancey, left, mother of the late James A'J DillaA' Yancey, with Timothy Anne Burnside, a popular music historian with the SmithsonianA's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Detroit Free Press

J Dilla's music equipment on display at new Smithsonian museum

A new Smithsonian museum will incorporate music production equipment owned by the late Detroit hip-hop artist James Yancey, known as J Dilla.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI

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