The emotion of the night starts to catch up to Mos Def as he performs a J Dilla-produced joint off his new album. After the jump, a lil’ Dionne Warwick and then I discover “The Panties” (Pause) a joint that I knew more from the G-Unit mixtape. New Danger recollection FAIL.
J Dilla’s mom, Maureen Yancey tells HipHopDX how Vibe‘s recent feature was beneficial in her fight for unpaid royalties.
“The sad saga of artists being sued for using Dilla beats and profits earned by the estate not trickling down to Dilla’s two daughters and mother was for the first time fully documented for the world to see in the February 2009 issue of VIBE magazine in an article penned by Kelley Louise Carter entitled Dollars To Donuts.
‘Oh, it’s in a much better place thanks to the VIBE article,’ a very relieved-sounding Maureen Yancey (b.k.a. James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey’s mother, a.k.a. ‘Ma Dukes’) …That was a groundbreaking point for us. I think because of the viewer audience for that magazine, it made all the difference in the world.'”
Crunk Print Aint Dead!
Here’s something found by the good folks at The FADER.
“I made this mix because people sleep on DJ Quik. Maybe they’ve
forgotten or maybe they never understood, but people don’t get the
breadth or depth of his talent. “— Matthew Africa
East Coast bias-ness > The Swine Flu. *downloads now* Tracklist after the jump.