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On sale: Dilla World Tour by Stussy

J Dilla — February 8, 2013 | Comments (27)

To celebrate Dilla Month 2013, The Estate of James “J Dilla” Yancey partnered with Stussy to create the Dilla World Tour tee. The tee, listing the six albums Dilla created in his lifetime, comes in six colorways. Worldwide shipping available.

Shop: Dilla World Tour by Stussy

Dilla and Stussy’s relationship goes back to the years when Dilla first moved from Detroit to Los Angeles. He lived just around the corner from Stussy’s LA HQ and often visited the store. Photos of Dilla, clad in Stussy gear working on beats in his living room studio, led to the first collaboration with the iconic brand a few years ago.

The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey’s four heirs – his mother, Maureen “Madukes” Yancey, his brother John “Illa J” Yancey and his two daughters, Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.

Also see: J Dilla vocal album THE DIARY planned for release on Pay Jay

Thank You Jay Dee, Act 4, mixed by J Rocc

J Dilla — February 10, 2012 | Comments (1)

4th of a 4-part series, releases 2007-2010. Thank You Jay Dee Act 4 (2010) is meant to play continuously with Act 3, and was originally released as Stones Throw Podcast 43. Cover images by Jeff Jank.

We’ve since lost the track list for #4 so if you have it, post in comments.

Act 4 MP3: Thank You Jay Dee Act 4

Thank You Jay Dee, Act 1
Thank You Jay Dee, Act 2
Thank You Jay Dee, Act 3
Thank You Jay Dee, Act 4

Thank You Jay Dee, Act 3 & 4 mixed by J Rocc

J Dilla, J.Rocc — February 9, 2012 | Comments (13)

This was the third of a four-part series, mixed by J Rocc, released yearly from 2006-2009. This one was originally posted as episode 29 of the Stones Throw Podcast. Thank You Jay Dee Act 4 (released a year later) is meant to play continuously with Act 3, and was originally released as Stones Throw Podcast 43. Cover images for both by Jeff Jank.

Act 3 MP3: Thank You Jay Dee Act 3
Act 4 MP3: Thank You Jay Dee Act 4

Thank You Jay Dee Act 3 – Tracklist:
Sample for Welcome 2 Detroit Intro 0:00
“Welcome 2 Detroit Intro” 0:48
“The Other Side Instrumental” 0:51
Beat 2:35
Beat 3:48
Beat ? 5:19
“Gobstopper” 3:20
“No $ No Toke” Original/No EFX mix. 6:06
“The Oxtopuss” 7:23
Beat 8:58
“The Message 10:30
“Show Me What You Got” 12:06
“The Rhyme Slum Village Remix 13:50
“Thought U Wuz Nice Instrumental” 15:30
“Stakes Is High” 18:04
“Stakes Is High Remix f/Mos Def & Truth Enola 18:22
“His Name Is Mutty Ranks Instrumental” 19:10
“Payback Is A Grandmother Instrumental” 19:45
“It’s Goin’ Down” 20:14
“Somethin’ That Means Somethin'” 20:40
“Start It Up Instrumental” 21:00
“Word Play Instrumental” 21:12
“Find a Way Instrumental” 21:20
“1nce Again Instrumental” 21:24
“Keeping It Moving” 21:30
“That Shit” 21:49
“Conant Gardens” 22:18
“I Don’t Know” 23:03
“Beej N Dem” 23:39
“2U4U” Original Version 24:22
BLEND “2U4U” Instrumental w/ “Climax” 25:22
“Fantastic” interludes mix 26:14
“Hold Tight” OG & RMX 28:13
Beat 29:33
“Pillz” 30:11
“Reckless Driving” 30:30
Beat 31:12
Jaylib Interlude 31:22
“Make Em NV” 32:08
“Let’s Grow Instrumental” 34:19
Beat 35:50
“Signs” Full Version 36:44

Thank You Jay Dee, Act 1
Thank You Jay Dee, Act 2

Thank You Jay Dee, Act 2, mixed by J Rocc

J Dilla, J.Rocc — February 8, 2012 | Comments (6)

A dedication to the late J Dilla, mixed by J Rocc. This was the second of a four-part series, released over the course of three years, originally posted via the Stones Throw Podcast.

Act 2 MP3: Thank You Jay Dee Act 2

1. J. Rocc – Intro
2. Jaylib – ‘Official’
3. Go Diggin’ In The Autumn
4. Slum Village – ‘Fall
5. Slum Village – ‘Fall (Remix)’
6. Pharcyde – ‘Runnin’
7. Tribe
8. De La Soul – ‘Stakes Is High (Remix)’
9. Common – ‘Dooinit’
10. Frank-N-Dank – ‘Pause’
11. Dabrye – ‘Game Over’
12. Jaylib – ‘LA To D’
13. Dilla Beats
14. Busta
15. U And Ur Smile
16. Dilla Beats
17. A.G. – ‘Hip Hop Quotable’
18. Medaphoar (aka MED) – ‘Push’
19. Oh No – ‘Move 2’
20. Four Tet – ‘Serious (Remix)’
21. Bro Jack – ‘Oblighetto (Remix)’
22. Think Twice
23. Rico Suave Bossa Nova
24. Dilla Beat
25. Common – ‘Funky 4 U’
26. De La Soul – ‘Verbal Clap’
27. Stepson Of The Clapper
28. Fuck The Police
29. Slum Village – ‘Get Dis Money (Remix)’
30. Slum Village – ‘Get Dis Money’
31. Tribe Called Quest – ‘Find A Way’
32. Tribe Called Quest – ‘Get A Hold’
33. Slum Village – ‘Raise It Up’ instrumental
34. Busta Rhymes – ‘Genesis’
35. Busta Rhymes – ‘Woo Hah (Remix)’
36. Busta Rhymes – ‘Enjoy Da Ride’
37. Busta Rhymes – ‘So Hardcore’
38. Busta Rhymes – ‘You Can’t Hold The Torch’
39. Jaylib – ‘Turn It Up’
40. E=MC2 instrumental
41. Common – ‘Heat’
42. Dilla Beat
43. Ma Dukes
44. Dilla Beat
45. Jaylib – ‘No $ No Toke’
46. Outro

Thank You Jay Dee, Act 1
Thank You Jay Dee, Act 2
Thank You Jay Dee, Act 3

Thank You Jay Dee, Act 1, mixed by J Rocc

J Dilla, J.Rocc — February 7, 2012 | Comments (14)

A dedication to the late J Dilla, mixed by J Rocc on February 13, 2006. This was released briefly as a mixtape, and as the first episode of Stones Throw’s podcast series in 2006. J Rocc planned this as a three part series. It became four, mixed and released over the course of three years.

Act 1 MP3: Thank You Jay Dee Act 1

1. Macy Gray – ‘I Try (Remix)’
2. Pharcyde – ‘She Said (Remix)’
3. De La Soul – ‘Peer Pressure (Remix)’
4. Cam & Cam – ‘Love Junkee (Remix)’
5. J Dilla – ‘Crushin’
6. Busta Rhymes – ‘It Ain’t Safe No More’
7. Busta Rhymes – ‘Enjoy The Ride’
8. Slum Village Interlude
9. D’Angelo – ‘Me & Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine (Remix)’
10. Modd – ‘Secrets Of The Sand (Remix)’
11. Q-Tip – ‘Do It, See It, Be It’
12. Common – ‘Nag Champa’
13. Toshi Kubota – ‘Nothing But Your Love (Remix)’
14. Busta Rhymes – ‘Turn Me Up Some’
15. J Dilla – ‘Let’s Take A Ride’
16. Slum Village – ‘Untitled’
17. Janet Jackson – ‘Got Til Its Gone’
18. Lucy Pearl – ‘Without You (Remix)’
19. Slum Village – ‘Players’
20. J Dilla – ‘Reckless Driving’
21. De La Soul – ‘Stakes Is High’
22. Pharcyde – ‘Runnin’
23. Slum Village – ‘Fall In Love’
24. Slum Village – ‘We Be Dem’
25. Common – ‘Dooinit’
26. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Find A Way’
27. Phife Dawg – ‘Bend Ova’
28. QD – ‘Supa Shit’
29. Jaylib – ‘The Red (O.G. Version)’
30. Dilla Outro

Thank You Jay Dee, Act 1
Thank You Jay Dee, Act 2
Thank You Jay Dee, Act 3 & 4

Guilty Simpson – Stress (produced by J Dilla)

J Dilla — May 18, 2009 | Comments (28)

“Stress” – a track from Guilty Simpson’s unfinished album with J Dilla.

“I recorded quite a few track a few tracks with Dilla when he was alive and quite a few cuts that have yet to be found since his passing that I would have loved to put out, but they’ve yet to be found.” – Guilty Simpson

Man’s World (released on white label 12-inch)
Clap Ya Hands (released on Stones Throw’s Chrome Children LP)
Make It Fast (released on Stones Throw’s B-Ball Zombie War LP)
I Must Love You (released on Guilty’s Ode to the Ghetto LP)
Stress (white label 12-inch)
Baby (released on J Dilla’s The Shining LP)
Take Notice (released on J Dilla’s Ruff Draft LP re-issue)
Life Goes By (released on Madlib’s Madlib Medicine Show #1: Before the Verdict LP)

Dil's Beat Shop

J Dilla, J.Rocc — February 22, 2009 | Comments (15)

Dil’s Beat Shop (mp3)

From J Rocc:

Half of this mix is on The Ma Dukes Collection. This is that mix with a 2nd half added. (There is a 3rd and 4th half.) If you know these records, don’t call it out. I don’t like doing these type of mixes because I’ve seen artist get popped because of these type of mixes. Not everyone can afford to clear some of these loops ….. thank you.

Obey Dilla

J Dilla — February 7, 2009 | Comments (0)

Obey x J Dilla. 400 prints created Feb. 2009 in collaboration with B+ who shot the original photograph in Dilla’s Detroit studio in 2003 for the Jaylib album.