Video: J. Dilla ft. Nas – The Sickness

Directed by Ruffmercy, PayJay and Mass Appeal Records have created a video for J. Dilla’s “The Sickness“, featuring clips of Dilla and Nas spitting bars over the head-nodding Madlib beat. Most likely his last project that will be released, Dilla’s The Diary is available now in iTunes.

Track: J. Dilla ft. Nas – The Sickness (prod. by Madlib)

Initially intended for release in 2002, J Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary, will be released tomorrow on iTunes. Calling on the auspicious production talents of Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek, Nottz, and House Shoes, among others, the release also carries vocal spots from Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, and more.

Album: Nas + J Dilla – Cut From The Same Cloth (Mixed By Ryan Stone)

Because, Hip Hop.. A wonderful creation by Ryan Stone of Hip Hop Speakeasy, fans of classic hip hop music, old and new can now get an idea of what a pairing of legends.  Regarded as the best by many in their respective fields, Nasir Jones and the late J Dilla almost sound as the songs on this short release were an actual collaboration instead of a creative venture of Ryan Stone.

Track: $osa – #TheSoulAve3

Following up on his New Year’s Day release ”Reality Music”, Pittsburgh emcee $osa released to the world the 3rd installment of his ”Soul Ave” series. Over production from the late legend J Dilla, #TheSoulAve3 provides a throwback feel, perfectly wrapped in the struggling story of what’s plaguing the 412 and around the world. Too many of our youth are continuing to lose their lives and live in fear, not just of each other anymore, but pretty much of anybody: young and old. The delivery is a bit lively because of the beat used to tell the story (R.I.P. J Dilla), but if you pay attention to the lyrics, the imagery is tragic.

– Contributed by @Kd0tNikki

Video: J Dilla ft. 5 ELA and Pierre Anthony – Center Of The Movement

The legacy of the late J Dilla has added another chapter with the release of the new music video “Center Of The Movement”, featuring hip hop icons 5 ELA and rising star Pierre Anthony. The song is the newest single from Rebirth Of Detroit, the latest album from J Dilla released on Ruff Draft Records.  The music video, directed by Steve Furay of Common Breath Media, shows the city of Detroit unified as the center of a new music and cultural movement, a position familiar to the Motor City as recognized by the world. J Dilla continues to experience a growing reputation worldwide as one of the greatest music producers of his time, a prodigious artist who accumulated a lifetime of classic material before his tragic passing in 2006.  The video also serves as promotion for the new book “The Center of the Movement: Collecting Hip Hop Memorabilia” from Khalid El-Hakim, owner of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. The book will feature interviews and essays by some of hip hop’s pioneers, including Professor Griff, KRS One and Paradise Gray of X-Clan, as well as rare memorabilia from the archives of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. “The Center Of The Movement” will be published by Moore Black Press.

Track: Dana Coppafeel and Mammyth – Just Doing Ill. A Tribute

 Dana Coppafeel and Mammyth present Just Doing Ill. A Tribute.  Dana Coppafeel recently played a J. Dilla tribute show with Mammyth remixing the Dilla beats that he chose to rhyme over.  The goal to raise money for the J Dilla Foundation was reached and Coppafeel decided to record his tribute to share with us.