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Nov 22

Akomplice-Joey_CoverWe posted on our Instagram a while ago, but here are more images from the forthcoming Akomplice x Dilla x Joey Bada$$ collaboration which is launching soon.

Through this collaborative project J Dilla continues to bless the world with the gift of music.  100% of Akomplice’s profits will be donated to provide instruments and music lessons to children, who would otherwise be without.

For this collab, Akomplice blended the talents of J Dilla (via the J Dilla Foundation) with those of the Beast Coast emcee, Joey Bada$$ (who appears in these photos).  Included within the collection is a t-shirt and crew neck that pay homage to the hallowed producer through an angelic cloud-graphic of J Dilla’s face.  Also  included is a 45 record, exclusive to the capsule, which contains an unreleased J Dilla beat dubbed “Two Lips” on Side A and an unreleased Joey Bada$$ track over the aforementioned beat on Side B. Those fortunate enough to obtain “The Set” will be blessed with the J Dilla sublimation shirt, in which the cloud-graphic appears across the entire tee, as well as a newspaper featuring interviews with both Dilla’s mom, “Ms. Yancey” and Joey Bada$$,  done by  Patrick Liberty.  As Joey describes it, “This project has been a dream come true, working with the soul of my favorite producer of all time is an honor.”

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Dec 08

Please join us in playing Secret Santa for Dilla’s daughters Paige & Ja’Mya.  We’re hoping to buy them some cold weather wear.  Make a donation here.  (thanks in advance…people have always been really great about helping Dilla’s family & children!)

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Feb 08


Luckily Stones Throw writes blog posts so I don’t have to…I can tell you that every time I speak to Madukes, she is completely humbled and appreciative that people all around the world work to keep her son’s spirit alive.

J DILLA: BEHIND THE BEAT
Stones Throw joined with the J Dilla Estate to produce this poster of the 2005 photo of Dilla at work, photographed by Raph Rashid.
http://sthrow.com/jdilla

BEHIND THE SMILE: J DILLA’S DONUTS
A clip from the video that turned into the cover of Donuts, with a back-story from the director.
http://sthrow.com/donuts

THANK YOU JAY DEE
Streaming audio from the definitive J Dilla mixtape by J. Rocc
http://sthrow.com/thankyou

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Jan 14

Just spoke to Madukes…she once again wants to thank everyone for their positivity and keeping Dilla’s spirit alive.   She’s getting ready to attend a number of events in Dilla’s birthday month (sorry, I’m not sure about all of the venues):

Feb 3rd NYC with Illa J & Slum Village

Feb 6th London

Feb 12th Detroit

Feb 18th Toronto

Feb 25th Cleveland

It also reminded me to post the International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest winner entitled, “J Dilla the SpeciaLIST” done by none other than Joe Buck (damn, that man is talented).  More info on the contest & how to buy the print etc:

Official Contest Site/ Order Prints, Posters and Shirts: http://www.art4dilla.com

For more information about The J Dilla Foundation go to: http://www.jdillafoundation.org

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Dec 10

We’re playing Secret Santa for Dilla’s two daughters, Paige & Ja’Mya.  We’re helping to get some things on their Christmas list…if you’d like to help out, check this page.

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Feb 04

DJ Haylow drops another free mix for your listening pleasure, in the celebration of life and paying respect to the late, great James Yancey (J Dilla)

Link:
http://usershare.net/dymwl5jhtbty

Tracklisting:
1. Peanut Buter Wolf Speaks about Dilla (Exclusive D2S Interview)
2. “TURN IT UP!” Intro
3. Trade – Dilla, this one’s for you
4. Black Thought – Love Movin’
5. Slum Village – What’s Love Got to do With It
6. Slum Village – Look of Love
7. Slum Village – The Look of Love
8. Dwele – Keep On
9. Jamiroquai – Black Capricorn Day (Jay Dee Remix)
10. 9 Yards – Find a Way (Jay Dee Remix)
11. A Tribe Called Quest – That Sh*t
12. Steve Spacek – Eve (Remix)
13. Wale Oyejide – Theres A War Going On (feat. Jay Dee)
14. J. Dilla & Guilty Simpon – Baby
15. J. Dilla – Diamonds (Prod. by Notts)
16. Busta Rhymes – Show Me What You Got
17. Phat Kat – My Own Label
18. J. Dilla & Guilty Simpson – Strapped
19. Nottz & J. Dilla – Coke on Plastic (Prod. by Nottz)
20. PPP (Feat. Jay Dee) – Act Like You Know
21. Guilty Simpson – Clap Your Hands
22. Busta Rhymes w/ Mick Boogie – Step Up
23. Slum Village – Fat Cat Song
24. Consequence – Rock-n-Roll
25. Common – The Movement
26. Charisma – My World Premier (J. Dilla Remix)
27. Black Milk & J. Dilla – Stupid (Prod. by B.R. Gunna)
28. Jay Dee – Make ’em NV
29. Jaylib – Plain To See
30. J. Dilla – Do Ya Thang (Prod. by B.R. Gunna)
31. Four Tet w/ J. Dilla & Guilty Simpson – Serious As Your Life (Remix)
32. Common – The Light (the Hook)
33. Common feat. Erykah Badu – The Light (Remix)
34. J. Dilla and Trade – Won’t Do (Remix)
35. Wonway Possibul – I Had a Dream
36. Donut World (Prod. by REL)
37. Madlib speaks on Dilla (Exclusive D2S Interview)

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Aug 20

proceeds to his estate.

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