About a week ago, I posted a new mixtape from rapper/blogger extraordinaire Charles Hamilton. As I stated, his Hamiltonization Process is in full swing and that means he’s dropping mixtape after mixtape on frequented blog sites. His latest is J. Dilla inspired, and is fittingly titled And Then They Played Dilla.
I have to admit, it’s nice to see some respect paid for Dilla by Charles – and he even goes in on Jay Dee’s short instrumentals and makes his own. Pretty interesting. I still don’t know if I’m a fan – but I’m getting there. Download below and enjoy.
After J Dilla’s untimely death a few years back, there’s been much speculation as to who would carry on the legacy. DJ Mick Boogie used some of his tracks and did a mixtape with Busta Rhymes, which was a pretty nice big-up, but since then there hasn’t been anything too major, besides some unreleased tracks produced by Dilla for MF Doom and Ghostface. Now, Dilla’s little brother is apparently carrying on the Yancey tradition and is rapping over big brother’s tracks. The latest is entitled “Illa J,” available for download below. The album is entitled “Yancey Brothers,” I believe. Let us know what you think if little man is worthy of the great one’s tracks.
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