Posts Tagged ‘J Dilla’

Pete Rock Tribute + Interview

Sunday, March 18th, 2018
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Episode 24 was an idea we had for a while. We all said Pete Rock deserves a proper tribute, so we’re proud to finally present the first of two installments of this Soul Brother #1 tribute. If you had asked us a little over a year ago when we started Take It Personal, that we’d have two of the greatest producers of all-time as our guests, we wouldn’t have believed it. This is truly a case of dreams becoming reality. It was an honor celebrating Pete Rock’s distinguished catalog and even a bigger honor having him as a guest on our show. We talk with Pete about Heavy D, DJ Premier, De La Soul, Dilla, Redman, Kanye all the way to his top 5 producers. He shared his thoughts on drumless beats these days. We even get the answer to a possible CL Smooth reunion. Please join us as we celebrate one of the greatest producers to ever do it – Pete Rock!

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STREAM: J Dilla – House Shoes Was Spinnin Ft. Quelle Chris

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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Found this streaming on some random soundcloud via a retweet by Quelle himself. A very nice understated deep album cut.


J Dilla – Ultra Vibez (Ft. Kool Keith and Lyndsay)

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
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IDK what’s going on here but it sounds good. It was played as part of “The Dilla Ship” podcast:

Ma Dukes and Yancey Music Group proudly present The Dilla Ship,
a podcast of bangers, rarities and blends featuring all J Dilla
production. The podcast is presented in conjunction
with The Mystery Channel, & is available here for free download.

DOWNLOAD: J Dilla – Ultra Vibez (Ft. Kool Keith and Lyndsay)

thanks to Grandgood/Culture King

BADBADNOTGOOD – Fall In Love (J Dilla Cover)

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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Awww shit, I missed a new BADBADNOTGOOD (formerly The Odd Trio) cover. This time they jazzify Dilla’s “Fall In Love”, which historically has lent itself well to this sort of re-interpretation.
DOWNLOAD: BADBADNOTGOOD – Fall In Love (J Dilla Cover)

Two other versions for comparison:
Miguel Atwood Ferguson & Carlos Nino – Fall In Love (From Suite For Ma Dukes)

Flying Lotus – Fall In Love


M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore (Compilation)

Monday, July 4th, 2011
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It’s a good day on the forums because Claaa7 just dropped his latest compilation featuring 18 joints from the Mashout Posse. Fireworks and M.O.P. on Indie Day may just be the perfect combination. –Philaflava

01. “Transition Of Power” [prod. by Stoupe]
02. “W.O.L.V.E.S.” (w. Krumb Snatcha)
03. “Gun Hold” [prod. by DJ Honda]
04. “Get Rich” (w. Bilal)
05. “Masquerade” (w. Bumpy Knuckles & Wyclef)
06. “My Kinda Nigga” (w. Heather B)
07. “Warfare” (w. Afu-Ra)
08. “Bucktown [Remix]” (w. Smif-N-Wessun)
09. “Watch Out” [prod. by Da Beatminerz]
10. “Dearly Departed” [prod. by DJ Babu]
11. “Stress Y’All”
12. “New York Giants” (w. Big Pun)
13. “Life” (w. Stikken Move)
14. “Pounds Up”
15. “Blood Sport” [prod. by J Dilla]
16. “Let It Bang” [prod. by Roc Raida/The X-Ecutioners]
17. “Rawness” (w. Teflon)
18. “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”


The Niyat – Recycle Bin (mixtape)

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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This mixtape is presented by FWMJ.

Just listen to it, the natural talent at work is plenty obvious. Sure, the ‘us vs the rap industry’ mentality and subject matter are well tread, but The Niyat sells it with a dedicated unyieldingly angry attitude – these guys actually sound like they take this shit personally, instead of chanting protest against mediocrity as an easy catchall mantra. It also helps that unlike MANY other lyrically intensive rappers this group is very proficient at picking beats, with selections just strong enough to avoid plodding but not so distinct as to take the focus away from the words. The mixing of the project is a bit rough, it never surpasses the feel of being a loose collection of tracks, but then again I don’t think they were trying to make a proper album either. It’s more of an exercise in craft than an artistic statement, and as such it’s tremendously entertaining.

Tracklist with production credits is below the jump.