“A project I started years ago but never finished. Here are some of the tracks that are completed.
About the title: J Dilla once said he was gong to make an album of him singing. The cover was a picture of him like Michael Jackson on “Thriller”. The title of the LP was going to be ‘Share My Bed’.” – J.Rocc
It’s the final week of Dilla Month (but everyday is Dilla Day). To close out the week, here’s a couple of Audio Treats by the Funky President J.Rocc, the one & only Houseshoes, & the young gun Dj Dstrukt to pep up your week. J Dilla Forever!
Adventures In Stereo w/ J.Rocc: Dilla Month, Week 3 w/ Mrs. Yancey (2.21.16) Click on link & search for “Adventures In Stereo” : http://archive.kpfk.org/
Today is February 10, 2016….the 10th Anniversary of Dilla’s passing. In honor of their good friend J-Dilla, J.Rocc & Rhettmatic joined forces to do a impromptu 2×4 tribute mix (which was done originally on Feb. 10, 2015). All done in one night. Put on your headphones, turn the speakers up, listen to it & turn it up! “Get Live With It!”
Tonight (February 6th), during the Superbowl Weekend, it’s Dilla Weekend in both San Francisco & Los Angeles to celebrate 10 years of life & music of our fallen brother, J Dilla.
First one, the Funky President J.Rocc & Shortkut will be throwing down at Mighty in San Francisco in honor of Dilla, along with Mr. E, Dj Haylow, & hosted by Fran Boogie. Bay Area, you don’t want to miss this.
Also tonight in Los Angeles, Rhettmatic will be doing a special set at the 9th Annual “Doin It For Dilla” at Boombox with residents Inka One, Ben Diggin, & Dj Analog. All happening at The Grand Star Jazz Club.
Wherever you are in the world, put one up for the one James Yancey aka J Dilla….one of the greatest music producer of our time!
TONIGHT (February 4th) is another installment of “All You Can Dance” w/ J.Rocc & Black Mr. Choc at Del Monte Speakeasyin Venice, CA. It’s DILLA MONTH so you know it’s going down tonight! It’s every 1st Thursdays of each month. This is the spot to be to get your dance on in honor of J.Dilla …..Don’t Sleep!
On Saturday, February 7th, 2015, our very own Mr. Choc & C-Minus aka The Almighty Ruffnex (& 2/4 of the Fantastik 4our w/ J.Rocc & Dj Truly Odd) did a live 2×4 mix during Boombox‘s Annual J Dilla Tribute. The guys practiced hard for this….Mr. Choc finally released it on his soundcloud page. Enjoy the mix as today is the last day to celebrate Dilla Month…..Turn It Up!!
February is what we like to call “Dilla Month” in honor of the birthday & death anniversary of the one of the greatest (if not THEE greatest) music producer of all time….the one & only James Dewitt Yancey, better known to the world as the legendary J-Dilla. He was born in Detroit on February 7th, 1973 and passed away in Los Angeles on February 10th, 2006 due to complications to Lupus, a few days after his 33rd birthday & the release of his final opus, “Donuts”.
J.Rocc & Rhettmatic both have a special bond with Dilla. J was part of the circle of close friends when Dilla moved to Los Angeles, that included Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, & Egon. J.Rocc is also the 3rd member of Jaylib, the collabo group of J-Dilla & Madlib. Rhettmatic eventually also became a part of Dilla’s LA’s circle of friends. Dilla personally asked Rhett to be his tour DJ for his European Tour (which actually turned out to be Dilla’s last tour ever) when J wasn’t available.
Both J & Rhett have done personal tribute mixes to their fallen friend over the years, but haven’t recently done one in a while….till now. This time, they decided to make another Dilla Tribute Mix….together. They basically planned to record an impromptu, inprovised 2×4 (2 person/4 turntables) mix…nothing pre-planned, video archive the live session, see what happens, pick the best part of the mix, & release it to the world to share.
This particular video footage was all recorded in one night with 2 separate GoPro cameras just to document the impromptu recording session between J & Rhett, as they improvise on the spot, weaving in & out of songs with blends & cuts. This is a visual preview of the free mix “Get Live With It”, that will be sharing with the world on February 10th, 2015.
This Audio/Visual Recording is dedicated to the loving memory of James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J-Dilla….We miss you.