Yancey Media Group

Danny Brown – “Jay-Dee’s Revenge”

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Yancey Media Group is set to release Rebirth Of Detroit, an album featuring some of the Motor City’s best talent over heretofore unheard <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/j-dilla">J Dilla</a> production, on June 12.

Unreleased Music

Proof & J Dilla – “We Know” (Unreleased)

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With <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/j-dilla">Dilla Day</a> not far behind us and the six year anniversary of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/proof">Big Proof's</a> passing right around the corner on April 11th, it's only fitting that an unreleased collaboration between the two 313 legends debuts today.

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Big Sean – “Only Two Can Win” (J. Dilla Tribute)

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"See everybody wanna go to big deal from no deal/To make it to the top you still gotta go uphill.

The Pharcyde

Run, Don’t Walk, Backwards To Revisit Pharcyde’s “Drop”

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I recently had a case of the random nostalgia; you know, when you look up random stuff that wowed you before you became a cynical bastard.

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PoV: Sneak A Peek Into Dilla’s Studio & Record Collection

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In an effort to make every vinyl collector on the planet jealous, <a href="http://www.thedoctorsorders.tumblr.com/post/16915396311/these-are-super-super-rare-pictures-of-james">The Doctor's Orders</a> have unearthed these rare snaps of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/j-dilla">Jay Dee</a> taken while he was fine-tuning Common's Like Water For Chocolate in Studio A.

VIDEOS

On Questlove, J Dilla & The Backstory Of Black Star’s “Little Brother”

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Last night Black Star performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon but I fell asleep.

The Martyr

Immortal Technique – “Toast To The Dead”

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A mellow dedication is the last song anybody would expect from the usually aggressive <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/immortal-technique">Immortal Technique</a>.

VIDEOS

A Closer Look: A Tribe Called Quest’s “Beats, Rhymes & Life” Documentary

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There are plenty of takes on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/a-tribe-called-quest">A Tribe Called Quest’s</a> nostalgic salience—some of which sound more like PhD dissertations than actual music commentary.

TV/Movies

Keep It Moving: A Look Back At A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes & Life Album

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Every musical act has that one pivotal moment that forever alters their history -- for better or worse -- forever.

Tuomas Vauhkonen & Jeremias Nieminen

J Dilla – “Last Donut Of The Night” Video

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Directing duo Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen have stashed a little extra J Dilla-flavored dough in the back of the fridge for summer days like these.

#Kanye West

JoiStaRR x Don Cannon – Broccoli & Noodles Mixtape

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/joistarr-yellow-coldplay-remix"> Relax back for a second and let R&B take the spotlight for a second. JoiStaRR hails from the City of Angels and she's aiming to give the music world a heaping dose of her heavenly voice with Broccoli & Noodles, a full serving of harmonious nutrition hosted by Don Cannon. As <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/joistarr-yellow-coldplay-remix">previously stated</a>, she used to backup Kanye West when he was on tour a couple years back, and he repays the favor here with a guest verse.

Spotlight

Orisue Presents Live Footage Plays Jay Dee Mixtape

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<a href="http://orisue.com/2010/2011/04/19/live-footage-play-jay-dee/"> The ghost of James Dewitt Yancey--better known as <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/j-dilla">J Dilla</a>--still looms large over the entire music industry.

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Cop: Dilla “Behind The Beat” Poster

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<a href="http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/artwork/jdilla/behind-the-beat-poster"> Dilla "Behind The Beat" poster which depicts the Detroit producer working on his craft in LA, summer 2005. Photo by Rafael Rashid, from the book Behind The Beat. Available @ <a href="http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/artwork/jdilla/behind-the-beat-poster">Stones Throw</a> for a mere $12.

xv

2.11 The Cooler

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Candyland Coco & Her Sister Kristy In Black Men Magazine (NSFW) [Spizzy] NBA Jam For iPhone [Gizmodo] Valentine’s Day By The Numbers [Cool Material] How The Grammys Are Really Decided [TheLoop21] Rihanna’s Tweet Heard ‘Round the World [Pop Culture Fix] 10 Facts About J Dilla You [...].

#COVER SONGS

J Dilla’s “Donuts” Performed By Stray Phrases

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=167603"> In some way, shape, or form <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/j-dilla">J Dilla</a> has been involved with the creation of most of my favorite music.

Unreleased Music

Jaylib – “Louder (Blast Your Radio Theme)”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=163929"> Stones Throw Records has unearthed a Friday gem, providing an unreleased J Dilla and Madlib track, "Louder," set to appear on Madlib's upcoming LP, Low Budget High Fi Music. "Louder" rumbles along with the same fierce stomp the late Detroit luminary imbued in many of his tracks, as scratches and samples accent the muscular beat. The sparse production elements might leave a few questioning the sound quality, but it's signature Jaylib every time those drum kit's kick. <a href="http://soundcloud.com/stonesthrow/jaylib-louder-blast-your-radio-theme">Jaylib - "Louder (Blast Your Radio Theme)"</a> Download the track at <a href="http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2011/01/jaylib-louder-blast-your-radio-theme-mp3">Stones Throw</a>.

RAEKWON

Raekwon – “Ason Jones” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/09/review-of-raekwons-only-built-4-cuban-linx-pt-ii"> Just yesterday, my aunt and I were discussing Kanye's behavior during award shows and I then proceeded her to school her in <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2-5GSjZvW8">the infamous acts</a> of Ol' Dirty Bastard.

VIDEOS

Consequence Is Headed To The Oscars!!!

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/download-kanye-west-feat-consequence-talib-kweli-chain-heavy"> Not content with just being a branch on the Grammy Family tree, Consequence is going Hollywood once with the sequel to his blockbuster mixtape with Movies On Demand 2. (That's in case <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/download-consequence-wax-museum-x-alphabet-boys-produced-by-kanye-west">you haven't noticed</a>).


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