Rare J Dilla tracks to see vinyl release

News / May 18, 2012

Twelve tracks of unreleased material from J Dilla will be released onto 12″ vinyl, according to Juno Plus. The record, entitled “The Dillatroit” EP, is being released on May 25th by the Yancey Media Group and the J-Dilla Foundation, with the vinyl release being handled by Mahogani Music. Both the media group and the foundation are run by Dilla’s mother, Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancy.

J Dilla, or James Dewitt Yancey, died in 2006 at the age of 32. He was a highly regarded hip-hop producer and performer. You can hear snippets of the new EP, below. The snippets also include some commentary from Dilla’s mother.

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Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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