Tag : J Dilla

Top 10 Albums of ’10

2010 seemed like a good year for music. It had plenty of new artists and a few long-awaited returns. But I feel like my year-end list isn’t as strong as it could have been for a few reasons. This year…

R.I.P. Baatin

Baatin, from the original line-up of Slum Village (with T3 and J Dilla), passed away today. T3’s now the remaining member from the original SV, with the addition of Elzhi. The photo above (Dilla, T3, Baatin) was taken by photojournalist…

J Dilla – Dillanthology 1

I had heard about the release of this Dilla compilation right around the time I had stumbled upon some great illustrations of Muhsinah and Stacy Epps in Zurich-based artist Anna-Lina Balke’s Flickr account. About a week later she uploaded the…

J Dilla – Donuts

February’s been officially declared “Dilla Month”; a time to celebrate one of the most influential producers in hip-hop and ‘neo-soul’, James Yancey, who sadly died on February 10th, 2006, three days after his birthday. I thought this would be a…

Illa J – Yancey Boys

Illa J, J Dilla’s younger brother, released his album on Delicious Vinyl last week. The album’s made up of Illa J’s rhymes/singing over some classic Dilla production pulled out of Delicious Vinyl’s vaults. It’s a good album, and it’s nice…