Joey Bada$$ combines forces with Akomplice clothing for a new capsule collection in honor of legendary Detroit producer, J Dolla. A seven-inch of the Pro Era rapper’s new song, “Two Lips,” is set to be included in the capsule and features the young lyricist showcasing his skills with a freestyle over an unreleased Dilla instrumental. Fans can pick up the new Akomplice capsule when it drops on November 29 and proceeds will go the J Dilla foundation.
A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg sits down for a Q&A session with OkayPlayer TV for the latest episode of “The Questions.” Cameras catch up with the rap veteran following his recent performance alongside Q-Tip for Kanye West’s “Yeezus” tour. Phife speaks on his cooking skills compared to Jarobi’s, shares the craziest rumor he’s ever heard about himself, his most recent favorite moment performing on tour with Kanye and more. Take a look as Phife Dawg also gives his top three funky diabetics, reveals his last three album purchases, touches on his upcoming “Dear Dilla” single and his new album MuTTYmorPHosis.
Madlib stopped by BBC Radio 1 to talk with Benji B about a number of topics which included MF Doom, his alter ego Quasimoto, getting sued so many times for sampling and much more. Take a listen as Madlib tells a funny story about a fight he found himself in with Quasimoto after he found out the rapper stole his girlfriend. With all the jokes aside, Madlib opened up about his experience with crate with J Dilla and admitted to listeners that he’s been sued more times than he can remember for sampling. Before calling it a wrap, Madlib reassured fans there’s a Madvillian follow-up in the works, however, the producer admits that it’s all on MF Doom when he wants to come in and work on the project.
Seems like yesterday, but it’s actually been 7 quick years since the hip hop world was affected by the the passing of well-known rapper Proof. To celebrate his life, here’s an unreleased record featuring production and a hook coming from J Dilla. Supposedly, this track is from 1994 and was recorded while the duo were working on their Funky Cowboys project.
Fuse gives us a sneak peak with the brand new trailer of their upcoming J Dilla episode for their series Crate Diggers. In this episode the crew will give background information on Dilla’s massive vinyl collection and reveal a portion of it which currently located in Detroit.