Tag Archives: J. Dilla
So a few weeks ago, Glenn Davis (1/4 of Way Yes and 100% of Triangle Piece) sent me his new album, The Man I Love. Being a fan of the music he makes, I was intrigued before the first listen and it has since become a breath of fresh air peeking through the infinite amount of indie bullshit right now.
I sat down and interviewed Glenn via the interweb (thank goodness for technology) and he told me how Triangle Piece came about. The Man I Love can be downloaded starting today here (name your price).
So you ARE Triangle Piece, correct?
Yes is the answer to your first question.
Is this your first full release?
Yes. Well… it’s not the first I started, but it’s the first I’ve finished. I have another one that I have been working on very slowly and this was an attempt to make an album in a more immediate way because the other way was taking so long. I made The Man I Love in two weeks.
What are we calling this collection of jams? Other than The Man I Love.
I call it an album. It’s sort of a mixtape, or a beat tape but I don’t really understand the difference because I feel like I know what to expect if a rapper puts out a mix tape… a release of tracks that aren’t album material. This is not that, but it’s sort of a beat tape. I don’t know, I’m not trying to get people to hire me to make beats for them or to get people to rap over these, so it’s not really that either. So I just call it an album.
Two random, unrelated but good things I found on the net. First is this little PBJ/IOK/DROIDS/3WA jammie. (above).
Jay Swifa of Fly Union put this remake of Slum Village’s “Fall In Love” on his soundcloud to pay tribute to J. Dilla. (below)
Black Star (Talib Kweli & Yasien Bey)performed “You Already Knew” (above) and “Litte Brother” (below) with the help of the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night.http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnff7b
If you like interesting storys then visit Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s website to hear Questlove explain the late J. Dilla’s process when making the beat for “Little Brother” and how the song came about.
Today would be J Dilla’s 37th birthday.
Director B. Kyle released this documentary on the late Hip Hop producer earlier today. It was made in 2006 about Dilla.
I just got off work and am about to crack a brew and watch this look into a Hip Hop legend’s life .
It is snowing pretty hard in here Columbus. So Donewaiting can perhaps be your netflix for the evening if you are shut-in.
J-Rawls is taking part in a J-Dilla Tribute Night here in Columbus at So What Wednesdays.The show will consist of Blueprint, Rawls, Ill Poetic, the Rhythm Section and K81 showcasing their own production. Following the showcase Detox, and Pos 2 will spin Dilla songs. (The Detroit Producer passed Feb 10,2006)
I caught up with Rawls the other day and asked him what Dilla beats were his favorite. He had just returned to Columbus from L.A.. He was in Cali to take part in another J Dilla Tribute Show with The Stones Throw Crew and the Beat Junkies on the 9th.
Zero Star, who recently wrote a blog on Art of Rhyme about animals he thinks he could beat up, following up his genius tribute blogging about big girls earlobes, just dropped an illy mixtape. If you don’t know about Zero? Well he raps in technical patterns about how dope he is at rapping or sex. He also likes to tell humorous antidotes and reflect on issues facing black folks. Zero tends to rap over beats that are either raw as fuck or soulful. And for you Downwaiting friendlies the mixtape’s price is free99.
1. Intro: Take’em or Erase’em (Prod. Ree-Dic)
2. Sheeeesh (Prod. Blueprint)
3. The Real Thing (Prod. Ill Poetic)
4. Random Tales (Prod. K81)
5. You Wish (Prod. Przm)
6. Deeper ’07 (Tribute to Bo$$)
7. Lookin 4 Me Remix (Feat. V-Hyphen [Prod. Przm)
8. Criminology 101 Freestyle
9. Forever’s Never (Prod. Ree-Dic)
10. Reality (Prod. Ree-Dic)
11. Wordperfect Remix pt. 2 (Prod. Przm..RIP)
12. We Gone Roll (Prod. Pete Rock)
13. Fast Shit (Prod. Blueprint)
14. BlueStar (Prod. Blueprint)
15. Lo Fi Funk Freestyle (Prod. Blueprint)
16. Another Time (Feat. Blueprint [Prod. Ree-Dic)
17. Follow Me (Prod. Grmm)
18. Shotgun Freestyle (Prod. J Dilla)
19. Flashing Lights Freefall (Prod. Kanye West)
20. Yaaaa… RIP Przm (Prod. Przm)
21. The Hole (Prod. K81)
22. Outro: Jazzyball Rideout (Prod. Ree-Dic)
Zerostar will rap at the Weightless N.Y.E. Show. More info here on the bored.
For more info on Mick Boogie check his website.
1) Words From Ma Dukes
2) Dillagence (produced by DJ Spinna)
3) Takin What’s Mine
4) Step Up
5) The Conversation (f/ Talib Kweli)
6) Code of the Streets (f/ MOP)
7) Lightworks (f/ Q-Tip and Talib Kweli)
8) Baggage Handlers (f/ Raekwon)
9) How We Roll
10) Best That Ever Did It (f/ Rah Digga)
11) Psycho (f/ Cassidy and Papoose)
12) The Range (f/ Rah Digga)
13) Not Right Now
14) Other Side Of The Road
15) Who Tryin To Kill You
17) Dillagence Outro
Pos 2 just put me onto this. Above… is a You Tube video of Frank from Frank N Dank, DJ Rhettmatic, and the late great Dilla discussing the process of recording what they claim to be an unreleased BIG attack on Tupac Shakur and why it never came out. And below the video is the actual song, Modern Day Gangstas. Obviously Frank has the verse confused with BIG’s verse off of Jigga’s Reasonable Doubt..but the story is still pretty interesting…and it does sound like Biggie is going at Pac.