The unreleased archives of James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey are once again the focus of attention with a new collection of material due out on Mahogani entitled Dilla Lost Tapes.
J Dilla’s classic LP Donuts will get a special 7″ box set edition reissue by Stones Throw in January.
Dillatroit, the EP of unreleased material from the archives of J Dilla on Kenny Dixon Jnr’s Mahogani label finally got released this week.
To complement it’s arrival, the Official J Dilla site have releasesd the above video with Mr Moodymann himself discussing his fondest memories of the sorely missed producer. Rocking a rather dashing “campaign hat”, Dixon Jnr discusses the first time he met Yancey, his ongoing musical legacy on Detroit and beyond and more in a typically amusing six minute conversation.
The full tracklisting for the forthcoming J Dilla release on Moodymann’s Mahogani imprint has been unveiled.