DE LA SOUL X J DILLA – SMELL THE DA.I.S.Y.

As far as treats for Hip Hop fans go, they don’t really get much better than this.  One of the game’s most original rap groups over classic beats from arguably Hip Hop’s most influential producer.  De La Soul’s ‘Smell The Da.I.S.Y’ (Da Inner Soul Of Yancy) is a tribute to the late production legend, who posthumously…

DE LA SOUL – VOCABULARY SPILLS

De La Soul’s J. Dilla produced ‘Smell the Da.I.S.Y.’ is due for releases next Wednesday (March 26), for which we’re incredibly excited.  De La have created the project in order to “celebrate the life and legacy of James D. Yancy aka J Dilla”, something that proves to be incredibly effective as Trugoy and Posdnuos go over…

DE LA SOUL – DILLA PLUGGED IN

De La Soul recently gave their entire discography away for free, and incurred some criticism in the process. Now, ahead of their upcoming mixtape ‘Smell The D.A.I.S.Y.’, they release ‘Dilla Plugged In’.  The track (and indeed, the whole mixtape) is produced by the late J Dilla, and is on a laid back, classic tip.  The…

JOEY BADA$$ – TWO LIPS

Clothing brand Akomplice and the J Dilla Foundation have enlisted the help of Joey Bada$$ to put together a capsule collection featuring some limited edition clothing and a 7″ of J Dilla’s ‘Two Lips’, which drops tomorrow.  Ahead of the release comes this, a previously unheard Dilla beat which perfectly complements Joey Bada$$’s style.  All…

AROUND7 – SOUL ON WIRE

Regrettably, Province is a little late to the Around7 party.  The Parisian producer’s full length debut was released November 25, and is a sumptuous mix of Jazz and Hip Hop.  In fact, no one summarises the feel of the LP better than Around7 himself: “The aim of the tracks is to sound acousitc through the…