Friday Aug 29
National Public Radio
J. Dilla's Lost Scrolls
When Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection, he has no idea it once belonged to J. Dilla, one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time.
[Giveaways] J Dilla "The King Of Beats" Box Set Giveaway
The King of Beats commemorative booklet contains interviews with his peers, scholars, etc.
Roy Hargrove Returns to Rocket Skyward
The Chicago-based trumpeter could have easily turned in the Grammy-winning 1997 album Habana with his Afro-Cuban band Crisol, gone to sleep for 15 years and cemented his place in modern jazz history.
[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.
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.
[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.
[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.