J Dilla

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Let Waajeed Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Detroit House

In a special edition of Crate Expectations, we meet the local legend at Detroit's Submerge to learn about some records that tell the tale of Motor City machine music.
David Garber
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The Guide to Getting into De La Soul

The Long Island trio is one of the greatest rap groups in history, and there's far more to them than the sliver of their catalog most people know.
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This Uncut 2013 Kanye Interview Feels Like It's From a Lifetime Ago

He talks Wu Tang, Biggie, J Dilla and more in a full version that's just surfaced.
Lauren O'Neill

Inside the Detroit Doughnut Shop Founded in Honour of a Hip-Hop Legend

Dilla's Delights is a Detroit doughnut shop operated by the family of J Dilla, the hip-hop artist/producer who passed away only three days after the release of his influential album, <i>Donuts</i>.
Tom Perkins

8 Things We Learned About Madlib From His Red Bull Music Academy Interview

The enigmatic producer opened up about working with Kanye, Dilla, and MF Doom during a recent chat with Chairman Mao.
Gabriella Lewis
Holy Shit

Has Heaven Opened? Because a Track Featuring Nas, J Dilla and Madlib Has Been Released

The track appears ahead of J Dilla's upcoming posthumous album 'The Diary'.
Noisey Staff
Holy Shit

Listen to J Dilla's Groovy, Newly Released "Gangsta Boogie" Featuring Snoop Dogg and Kokane

The perfect listen for a chill Sunday afternoon.
John Hill
In Memoriam

This Rare Flying Lotus Mix Was Made the Day J Dilla Died, and Is a Piece of Hip-Hop History

It's a potent mixture of “hip-hop, rare grooves, exotic international records, and a few of Dilla’s own tracks" and is free to download.
Francisco Garcia

Composing Kurosawa: an Exploration of Movement in the Movies of a Master

Film essayist Tony Zhou launches his exploration into cinematic kinematics, 'Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement.'
Emerson Rosenthal
You Need to Hear This

This Website Lets You Recreate J Dilla, Kanye West and 9th Wonder Classics with Your Keyboard

The latest fun creation from the guy that brought you last summer's rap vocabulary analysis.
Dan Wilkinson

Joey Bada$$ on Jay Z, J Dilla and Malia Obama Wearing a Pro Era Shirt

The Brooklyn rapper drops his debut album on the same day he turns 20. Bed Stuy is going to get wild tonight!

The Evolution Of Flying Lotus

How did a Nintendo-playing cartoon addict become a Flying Lotus? Stage by stage, Noisey.com took a look at the evolution of LA’s modern beat king.
Joe Zadeh at Noisey