City Slang: New J Dilla releases
Delicious Vinyl and Yancey Media Group have announced the joint release of records from J Dilla’s Lost Souls archive.
A statement says, “Storied hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl (Tone-Loc, Young MC, The Pharcyde) proudly announces a new partnership with Yancey Media Group, the family-operated company administering the catalog of late, great producer James Yancey aka Jay Dee, aka J Dilla. The fruits of the partnership will include new releases from what J Dilla Music Catalogue Curator Frank Nitt has dubbed ’The Lost Scrolls’ — previously unreleased productions from the considerable body of work Dilla left behind. Delicious Vinyl has significant history with J Dilla.”
“The first release from the ‘Lost Scrolls’ cache will be digital-only single “The Throwaway” this December. The song, credited to Yancey Boys feat. Frank Nitt, features new verses from Illa J and a tight hook from Frank over a vintage Jay Dee beat.”
“Subsequent releases in 2013 will include a 10-inch vinyl release of unheard Jay Dee cuts featuring the producer himself rapping. The new year will also see the first official release the oft-bootleged Frank & Dank album 48 Hours, the only LP ever produced by Jay Dee without any samples. Frank Nitt is set to host the Second Annual Dilla Day in Detroit on February 9th, 2013 with special guests Talib Kweli, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Brandon Williams Experiment, Frank & Dank, Illa J + DJ’s Spinna, Sicari and Houseshoes at The Fillmore Detroit. The flame of the Yancey legacy keeps on burning.”