Articles tagged j dilla

24 Nov 2015 // 2:05 AM

J Dilla: Dillatronic

Ma Dukes digs into her late son's backlog of unreleased work for a 41-track album of instrumental cuts influenced by electronic music.

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The Polymorphous Questlove Shape Shifts Into a Memoirist with ‘Mo’ Meta Blues’

Mo' Meta Blues is everything you’d expect from a book Questlove would write: smart, funny, and infused with structural twists on the norm, with dashes of insight and perspective on the ever-evolving state of hip-hop.

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15 May 2013 // 10:05 PM

Bibio: Silver Wilkinson

Eclectic producer Stephen Wilkinson's seventh studio album is a richly textured, often pretty, but strangely detached effort.

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Finale: A Pipedream and a Promise

Finale is not messing around on his debut, a fiery blend of introspection and braggadocio that never slows down.

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Various Artists: Dillanthology Vol. 1

Although it offers nothing new, this is a fine introductory piece for new or unacquainted J Dilla listeners.

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24 Mar 2009 // 9:00 PM

DOOM: Born Like This

The masked villain returns from a controversial hiatus with a satisfying and flawed album that bores or delights based on your mood.

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Hip-Hop Hooray: Tributes in Rhyme

Forget the beef, let's talk about honoring our hip-hop icons. Perhaps the best way to pay homage to hip-hoppers is to let them speak in their own words.

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These Are the Breaks: The Motown Sound’s Influence on Hip-Hop Sampling

For any influential group in the hip-hop game, specifically in the early 1990s, Motown's stamp of approval and its variety of subsidiaries were undeniably influential.

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10 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Q-Tip: The Rennaisance

Logical thought could have safely concluded on November 3rd that yes, Barack Obama would be elected President, and yes, the new Q-Tip album would be good.

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30 Jul 2007 // 10:04 PM

Moka Only: Vermilion

Ask Moka Only, and he'll tell you that this is the album he "wanted" to make.

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14 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Phat Kat: Carte Blanche

Lyrics, beats, or delivery? Well, I'd like to have them all, but we don't always get what we want.

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30 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

BIRDMONSTER [Photo: Chad Wadsworth] Birdmonster Cause You Can [MP3]       Skeleton Suit [MP3]       Kate Havnevik Unlike

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24 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

J Dilla: The Shining

The problem is that while the whole of Dilla's first true posthumous release is incredibly solid and expertly crafted, it's for the most part unremarkable.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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