1. J Dilla's Mom Ma Dukes Talks Forthcoming Children's Book & Son's Hip-Hop Legacy: 'He Never Put Out Any Trash'

    October 12, 2016 8:04 PM EDT Last month, late producer/hip hop artist J  Dilla 's MPC was put on display at the grand opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C. After making a huge splash with his Detroit-based rap group Slum Village in the '90s, Dilla…

  2. Watch J Dilla & Nas' Eye-Popping Video for 'The Sickness'

    April 27, 2016 12:00 PM EDT After making its premiere at SXSW in March, J Dilla and Nas ' infectious collaboration "The Sickness" gets the visual treatment courtesy of director Ruffmercy. Images of the  late ra pper/producer (he passed away in 2006) and the Queens lyricist create colorful collages in the…

  3. Elzhi Talks Kickstarter, Depression & Long-Delayed Comeback Album

    March 15, 2016 3:00 PM EDT From the time Elzhi ’s career began bubbling underground through his time on mainstream radio, listeners have known he was one of the best lyricists around. After enjoying Internet buzz with his Out Of Focus EP , he accepted a nomination to join legendary Detroit group Slum Village after the…

  4. Slum Village & De La Soul Drop New J Dilla-Produced 'Right Back': Listen

    June 05, 2015 9:37 PM EDT In advance of Slum Village 's June 16 release of Yes!, the hip-hop veterans have released another J Dilla -produced track -- this time featuring legends De La Soul in a supporting role.  "Right Back" follows the BJ the Chicago Kid and Illa J-featuring "Expressive" the…