FEATURED VIDEO : ILLA J "HOME"
ILLA J "7 MILE"
NEW ALBUM FROM ILLA J
MaDukes younger talented son ILLA J announced recently that he’s dropping a new album entitled "Home", on June 30 via Jakarta Records. Along with the announcement, the Detroit rapper shared the project’s first few singles, “Sam Cook", "7 Mile" and "Maureen" a beautiful song dedicated to his mother. All production was completed by up and coming talented producer Calvin Valentine.
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ALBUM ENTITLED 'HOME"
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THE INDUCTION OF J DILLA INTO THE SMITHSONIAN'S
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE
~ WASHINGTON , DC ~
Maureen Yancey donated her late son’s Akai MIDI Production Center 3000 Limited Edition (MPC) and his custom-made Minimoog Voyager synthesizer to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Both the MPC 3000 and synthesizer are on display at the new museum located in the nations capital Washington, DC on the inaugural floor in the permanent music exhibition entitled "Musical Crossroads" at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.Inside the Smithsonian's long-awaited National Museum Of African-American History and Culture, you can find two very important artifacts special to hip-hop's legacy.
The J Dilla collection, donated by J Dilla’s mother, Maureen Yancey, includes his custom-made Minamoog Voyager synthesizer, used to create his famous and distinctive beats, and his Akai MIDI Production Center 3000 Limited Edition, a rare piece of equipment, one of only 2,000 units released in 2000 and used as a drum machine. These and other related items used during the late 1990s and early 2000s helped J Dilla leave a mark on hip-hip history.
" HOW J DILLA HUMANIZED HIS MPC 3000" BY VOX POP EARWORM (EPISODE 7)
Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. For episode seven of Vox Pop’s Earworm, they call on Brian “Raydar” Ellis, who is an emcee, producer, most notably a professor and founder of the J Dilla ensemble at Berklee College of Music. Also Brian "Raydar" Ellis' is part of The James Dewitt Yancey Foundation - The Boston Chapter. In this video below, Raydar helps break down exactly why J Dilla was so revered by his peers and by hip-hop enthusiasts around the world.