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Audio: J Dilla – “The Introduction” [Prod. @HouseShoes] [@MassAppealRecs] [@OfficialJDilla1 @JDilla_Fndn]

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The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla’s longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary on April 15th, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records. Initially intended for release in 2002, The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime, lending crucial insight into the producer’s prowess and thought process in the period leading up to his break with the major label system and the extremely fertile period that followed. The Diary features vocal performances by J Dilla, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, Frank and Dank, Nottz and Boogie, over production by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-tek, Nottz, House Shoes, Supa Dave West, Bink! and Karriem Riggins. “The Introduction”, produced by House Shoes with additional production by J Dilla.

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Audio: @HouseShoes – “The King James Version Part III” Mix

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It’s no secret just how passionate House Shoes is about preserving J Dilla‘s legacy. Today House Shoes continues his crate-diggers trove of a mix series The King James Version with a third installment, mining Dilla’s sample catalogue like a truly devout disciple. The mix, sitting at a hefty 55 minutes, is chock full of rare soul, jazz, and should certainly add a few titles to your ongoing, ever expanding Dilla cheat sheet. Best of all, it’s available for you to hear in its entirety for the exceptionally low price of free ninety nine.

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Audio: @HouseShoes Magic Episode #4 (10.20.15) Mix [@Dublab]

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On Dublab Magic episode #4, the Detroit DJ mixes it up with a bit of DJ Soko, Denmark Vessey, Jay Rock, Breezy Lovejoy and 14KT. It’s a education of what’s vibing across today’s digital airwaves, so put your headphones on and prepare for the lesson to begin.

Tracklist:
1. Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers – Naima
2. Tall Black Guy – Whenever it Comes to You*
3. STRO – Hey!Hey!*
4. STRO – Virgina Wolf*
5. Denmark Vessey – Be Great (ft. Black Milk)
6. DJ Soko – The Beast (ft. Guilty Simpson)
7. EXT – Drums*
8. BRENK – 10 Crack Commandments*
9. NOTTZ – Kick In the Door*
10. Fashawn x Alchemist – Dreams (ft. Evidence)
11. Tuamie – SimpleNClean*
12. Skillz – FUCK NIGGAS THO*
13. Blu Jeedo JDavey
14. CHANES – Coins*
15. Cavalier – Tuck & Roll (ft. Quelle Chris, Iman Omari)
16. House Shoes – Nose Bleeds/MTFO (ft. Danny Brown, Quelle) (prod House Shoes)
17. Quelle – Golden (prod House Shoes)
18. Quelle – SLAVES (ft. Roc Marciano) (prod House Shoes)
19. The Purist – Patina (ft. Roc Marciano)
20. The Purist – By the Book (ft. Roc Marciano)
21. Jay Rock – Fly On the Wall (ft. Busta Rhymes)
22. Breezey Lovejoy – P.Y.P.
23. Flying Lotus – DMT Song (ft. Thundercat)
24. White Boiz – LIVE FROM THE MOTHERSHIP
25. The Lyman Woodard Organization – Joy Road*
26. Nottz – Joy Road pt. 1 & 2*
27. Jonwayne – Gross
28. SWARVY – Jawbreaker*
29. SWARVY – Aquarian*
30. Nottz – Where I Wanna Be
31. Phatkat – Dedication to the Suckers
32. Tuamie – nanamimiithankthee
33. Tuamie – Mullen Drink
34. Illingsworth – Kings*
35. CashUs king – Mo Betta Blues (ft. Donel Smokes)
36. 14KT – Off the Presses*
37. 14KT – Swis Mist*
38. 14KT/ D’Angelo – She’s Always In My Hair*
39. 14KT – The Library*
40. 14KT – Verbal Intercourse
41. 14KT – W.C.E.F. (ft. MED & Kokane)
42. Denmark Vessey – Think Happy Thoughts
43. Denmark Vessey & Scud One – drunk off the power of thought
44. Dert Floyd – the new once more
45. DJ Harrison – LostJDillaBeat
46. Dert – Flip Sessions Vol. 2*
47. Raj Mahal – gosel*
48. Chino XL – EYE (prod House Shoes)
49. Willie Jones III – The Thorn
50. Kendrick Lamar – Rigamortus
51. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Untitled/ Fantastic

* = Street Corner Music

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Audio: @HouseShoes – Magic: Episode #3 Mix (09.15.15) [@Dublab]

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House Shoes drops the Magic on us once more with his latest installment in his semi-regular series. Tall Black Guy, new Dr. Dre, some Beatnick Dee, Jay Rock, Jay Dee, Guilty Simpson and more. Get to it, from one of Detroit’s best.

Tracklist:
1. DERT – smokeys reprise_r2
2. Tall Black Guy – Blak and Mild
3. Chanes – coins instrumental
4. Chanes – yazg
5. Dr. Dre – All In a Days Work (feat. Anderson Paak)
6. Dr. Dre – Gone (prod. by DRUGS)
7. The Mighty Elegant – I Don’t Know What It Is
8. Ka – Still Heir
9. Nikobeats – 21 candles
10. Illingsworth – Kings
11. Big Tone – Get Up (feat. 87 & Quelle)
12. Quelle Power
13. Requiem (feat. Oddisee & Phonte)
14. Beatnik Dee – Burning Clouds
15. PHONIX – banana kush
16. Jay Rock – Easy Bake (feat. Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
17. Electric Wire Hustle – Golden Ladder
18. Scarface – Exit Plan
19. Raj Mahal – Little Ones
20. Kool and the Gang – Little Children
21. Chanes – time is running out
22. Chanes – daydreams
23. Chanes – pads
24. Electric Wire Hustle – Desert of the Real
25. Jay Rock – Telegram (Going Krazy) (feat. Lance Skiiiwalker)
26. UNJUST – crazygame
27. Illingsworth – Duedads
28. Kev Brown – batida
29. Stro – James 3000
30. Good Life
31. Big Pooh – Memory
32. Jay Dee – BILLYBROOKSBAATIN
33. Guilty Simpson – Michigan Nights
34. Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson – The Cook Up
35. Black Milk – G feat. Guilty Simpson
36. Quakers – War Drums (feat. Guilty Simpson & Phat Kat)
37. Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson – Parkour
38. Guilty Simpson – Detroit’s Son
39. Guilty Simpson – Before I Die (feat. the Heliocentrics)
40. Guilty Simpson – Chief Pat Pockets
41. Guilty Simpson – Roll Call (feat. Cysion)
42. Guilty Simpson – Blunts In The Air (feat. Cysion)
43. Guilty Simpson – For the D
44. Quakers feat.Guilty Simpson & MED – Fitta Happier
45. Guilty Simpson – Back on the Road Again
46. Guilty Simpson – Stress
47. Guilty Simpson – Cali Hills
48. Guilty Simpson – Go! (feat. Madlib)
49. Guilty Simpson – Man’s World
50. Guilty Simpson – Lab Rats
51. Eric Lau – Yesterday (feat. Guilty Simpson)
52. Guilty Simpson – Smoking feat. Spacek
53. Guilty Simpson – Make It Fast
54. Guilty Simpson – Blow the Horns On Em
55. Guilty Simpson – Pigs
56. RON JON BOVI – We Get it Poppin

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Audio: @HouseShoes – Magic Episode #2 Mix (08.18.15) [@Dublab]

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Do you want a brand new House Shoes mixtape, loaded with cuts from Knxwledge, Hiatus Kaiyote, Robert Glasper, Quelle Chris, Bilal and a whole grip of Sean Price material? Yes, most definitely you do. Listen above and let the mic get you through this first day of the week.

Tracklist:
1. Brenk Sinatra – ForThePeople Intro
2. Buck Clarke – Feel
3. Hiatus Kayote – Breathing Underwater
4. QUELLE POWER
5. Quelle Chris, I Ced – House Rag
6. QUELLE POWER
7. Quelle – Quantize
8. Illingsworth – Mr. Glow Body
9. Illingsworth – Everhard
10. knx – rounmywai[TWERK]
11. Pony – 16
12. John Dankworth – Return From the Ashes
13. Hugh Hopper – Hopper Tunity Box
14. Jonwayne – Trilla G
15. oriJanus – Clover
16. Robert Glasper – Intro [Live at Capitol Studios]
17. Chanes – circulate (dollar mix)
18. KRNDN ft. Kobe – Lean On Me
19. Bilal ft. KRNDN – Flying (J Roxx Remix)
20. T.I. – Salute
21. Guilty Simpson – Look Alive
22. DRUGS – Easy
23. easy
24. Dilla – Doe
25. One More Chance (Knx Rmx)
26. J Rocc – firedancer
27. J Rocc – COFFEE REMIX
28. KNX. – Riminise
29. Black Milk – Reagan ft. FatRay
30. Pharoah Monche – Haile Selassie Karate – ft. Mr. Porter
31. KNX. – BestFrends86
32. Bud Shank – Elizete
33. Slum Village – sentimental gag
34. Wendy Rene – After Laughter (Comes the Tears)
35. Bilal Salaam – Another Chapter
36. Heltah Skeltah – Sean Price
37. Sean Price – Planet Apes (prod.PFCuttin)
38. Sean Price – Bar-Barian
39. Sean Price – Brokest Rapper You Know
40. Sean Price – STFU Part 2
41. Sean Price – BBQ Sauce (feat. Pharoah Monche)
42. Sean Price – Slum Shady Skit
43. Sean Price – Top Rank
44. Alchemist – Sheet Music (Feat. Havoc and Sean Price)
45. Sean Price – FigureFour
46. Roc Marciano – Snow Remix Ft. Sean Price
47. Sean Price Feat. Tek – Onion Head
48. Sean Price – Boost (Feat. PFCuttin)
49. Sean Price – Peep My Words
50. Sean Price – One Two Yall
51. Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me
52. Sean Price – Stop
53. Sean Price – Sean Shank Redemption (feat. Starvin B) (prod. by EXT)
54. Sean Price – I See (Bonus Track)
55. Heltah Skeltah – Midnight Madness (M-Phazes Remix)
56. Random Axe – Random Call
57. Random Axe – The Hex
58. Random Axe – Chewbacca (feat. Roc Marciano)
59. Random Axe – The Karate Kid
60. Random Axe – Jahphey Joe feat. Melanie Rutherford
61. Random Axe – Monster Babies
62. Fab 5 – Leflah (Beat Junkie Sound EDIT)
63. Sean Price – Pyrex
64. Sean Price – Heartburn
65. Random Axe – EVERYBODY, NOBODY, SOMEBODY
66. _________________
67. Sean Price – Angel Dust
68. Random Axe – Shirley C feat. Fatt Father
69. Sean Price – King Kong
70. Heltah Skeltah – Operation Lock Down
71. Sean Price – Boom Bye Yeah
72. Random Axe – Secret Song
73. DERT – Smokey’s Reprise
74. Bent Wing Ascent – Sidewards

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Audio: @HouseShoes – Magic (07.21.22) [@Dublab]

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You should know by now what you’re going to get from a new House Shoes mix. Hard-hitting music that has a strict “No bullsh*t allowed” policy. Shoes pulled up some Jonwayne, Mndsgn, Knxwledge, Robert Glasper and more for this one, which touches just about every enlightened producer and rhythm bender active in this year’s scene.

Tracklist:
1. George Braith – Braith-A-Way
2. Iman Omari – Never
3. Chanes – Loving You Today
4. Dert – 068.15
5. Kendrick Lamar – U
6. Jonwayne – Green Light (feat. Anderson Paak)
8. The Lyman Woodard Organization – Joy Road
9. Nottz – Joy Road Parts 1 & 2
10. De La Soul – Trying People
11. Mndsgn – Bweyy (feat. Swarvy)
12. Knxwledge – demskreets.fekts
13. Swarvy – Nana
14. Hiatus Kaiyote – Only Time All the Time: Making Friends with Studio Owl
15. Doc Illingsworth – Everhard
16. DRUGS – Dying
17. Robert Glasper – Intro (live at Capitol Studios)
18. Tsvia Abarnei – Wings of Love
19. Lizard
20. Woima Collective – Caveman’s Revenge
21. Ment Plus – Stormy Nights
22. Tuami – Nanamimiithankthee
23. Jay Dee – Risin
24. Roger Glover – Magician Moth
25. Slum Village – Hoes
26. Quelle – The Ones to Watch
27. Hiatus Kaiyote – Creations Part Two
28. Nas – 2nd Childhood
29. Raj Mahal – One4Smokey (The Transition)
30. Archie Whitewater – Hulk
31. Skillz – FUCK NIGGAS THO
32. Iman Omari – Stick n Move
33. Ohio Players – Pack It Up
34. Raj Mahal – STBB 2
35. 14KT – Holy Moley
36. Knxwledge – shuremng
37. Swarvy – Dewitt
38. House Shoes – Dirt (feat. Oh No, Alchemist, Roc Marciano)
39. Iman Omari – So Mch2Due
40. Gil Scott Heron – Your Daddy loves You (Live)
41. Os Diagonais – Eliana
42. Hanne Huckleberg – Do Not As I Do
43. Wu Tang Clan – Let My Niggas Live (feat. Nas)
44. Robert Glasper – I’m Dying of Thirst (Live at Capitol Studios)
45. Raj Mahal – Msytic Sea Remix
46. Iman Omari – HaveuBeen
47. Jay-Z – This Can’t Be Life
48. Jay-Z – Some How Some Way (feat. Beanie Sigal & Scarface)
49. DJ Soko – Stand Up (feat. Guilty Simpson & Hassan Mackey)
50. D’Angelo & The Vangaurd – Really Love
51. Awesome in Outer Space – close to u song
52. Outkast – E.T. (Extraterrestrial)
53. Quelle – I Asked God
54. Marc Almond – Song for a Sad Musician
55. Keith Jarrett – Eyes of the Heart pt.2
56. Shawn Jackson – On the Radio (feat Ty$)
57. Bilal – Sometimes
58. House Shoes – Castles

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Audio: @HouseShoes – @FreshSelects/@TightSongs – Guest Selects Mix #11

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The Detroit selector has returned with a vengeance thanks to a new installment of the Fresh Selects/Tight Songs radio show. Digging into both excellent newness and great rare cuts, it’s a gritty and head-knocking hour of music from one of the best in the game. Check the tracklist below and let us know what you think of the mix.

Tracklist:
1. Black Spade – New U [0:00]
2. Knxwledge – OpinyunGayme [01:40]
3. Brenton Wood – I Like The Way You Love Me [2:09]
4. Knxwledge – dntleave[k] [2:40]
5. SWARVY – Stevie Baywatch) [3:48]
6. Black Milk – Gold Piece (instr.) [4:56]
7. Blundetto – Nautilus [5:25]
8. Mashmakhan – If I Tried [8:44]
9. Raj Mahal – Rario [10:40]
10. denitia and sene. – Casanova. (Knxwlege Remix) (instr.) [11:56]
11. Knxwledge – so[rt]. [13:03]
12. The Swingle Sisters & The Modern Jazz Quartet – Sascha (Little David’s Fugue) [14:32]
13. Knxwledge – mylife [15:19]
14. SWARVY – My 1 & Only Love [16:25]
15. Bilal – You’re All I Need (Feels Like Heaven) [18:11]
16. Bilal – Gotsta Be Cool [19:21]
17. Onra – (2009 Beat Tape – Track 19) [21:14]
18. TUAMIE – nanamimiithankthee [22:34]
19. T White – Discovery (Wind Cycle Map) [23:58]
20. SWARVY – Chicken Fest [24:53]
21. D.R.U.G.S. BEATS – Dying [25:45]
22. Shash’U – The Message [27:41]
23. Gary Bartz – Gentle Smiles [28:52]
24. ILLingsworth – x64 [29:32]
25. Black Milk Story & Her (instr.) [30:19]
26. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Welcome To The Show (J Dilla) [31:45]
27. The Command All-Stars – Autumn In New York [33:12]
28. Mort Garson – They’re Off To Find The Wozard [35:40]
29. Tiombe Lockhart – California [36:19]
30. Black Milk – Scum (instr.) [38:02]
31. Rodion G.A. – Cantec Fulger [41:45]
32. Stelios Kazantzidis – Efige Efige [42:37]
33. Knxwledge – behindme [44:22]
34. Ext aka Rudy Eckes – Strange [45:37]
35. Steve Kuhn – Meaning Of Love [47:10]
36. Rodion G.A. – Zephyr [48:27]
37. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Bibo No Aozora [50:04]

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Audio: @JRocc x @SangoBeats – “Adventures In Stereo” 5-17-15 Mix

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J Rocc and Sango, are two progressive heroes of Hip-Hop that never seem to take a break; the former a Stones Throw legend and the latter a Soulection stalwart. The two collided on J Rocc’s regular “Adventures in Stereo” program earlier this month, and the results were glorious. Rocc’s set of mostly-new oddities serves as the perfect appetizer to Sango’s brainy excursion.

J Rocc Tracklist:
Embryo – Tala Tarangini
De La Soul – God It feat. Nas
Chris Clark – LAFD feat. Blvme & Double K
J Dilla – F*** The Police (Super Blast Remix)
Space Suits – Speedy
Roc Raida – Ill Colabo
Roc Raida – OC Joint
Frank Nitt – Slippin feat. Illa J
Mobb Deep – Waterboarding
Earl Sweatshirt – Warlord Leather
Action Bronson – Terry
Ras G – Lord of Lords
Bosq – Bad For Me (Late Night Dub)
Spacek – Who Cares
lek.lun – Okay
Kamasi Washington – Re:Run HOME
Seven Davis Jr. – No Love Lost
Church Boy Jeedo – Alright Paulapella
Lil Silva – Drumatic
Special Request – Hackney PARROT (Special Request VIP)
House Shoes – Slaves
J Dilla – Dorthy Ashby
The Unit – Ain’t No Need (Live)
Thundercat – Them Changes

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Audio: J Dilla – Give Em What They Want

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Following up his Diamonds & Ice EP, today J Dilla‘s family-run Pay Jay label releases the first cut to the late great rapper’s latest record Give Em What They Want. The five track effort includes Dilla’s 2002 collaboration with Supa Dave West on “The Doe” alongside vocal cuts from 2001 and unreleased heat, “So Far.” The five tracks will be available in translucent 12″ vinyl from Pay Jay Productions on May 6. Stream “Give Em What They Want” here and stay tuned for more from The Diary, a complete album from J Dilla featuring exclusive tracks from associates Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins, and more.


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Audio: House Shoes – ‘The King James Version Vol. 2′ Mixtape

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In celebration of James “J Dilla” Yancey’s 40th birthday, House Shoes presents the first half of the follow up to his critically acclaimed “The King James Version” mix, paying tribute to one of, if not the best producer in Hip-Hop’s history by strolling through some more of the records that were mined by Dilla for his productions. From jazz, to soul, to moog and electronica and more, this mix serves as a reminder to show how broad the range of music that inspired him was. Taken from all original vinyl. No youtube rips. No mp3s. Stream House Shoes’ The King James Version Vol.2 from Mad Decent‘s Worldwide Radio podcast below.


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Tonight in LA: Motown On Mondays w/ C-Minus, House Shoes, DJ Expo + More

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Audio: House Shoes Presents The King James Version On Double LP + Download

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House Shoes returns with a limited quantity of The King James Version Chapter One: Verses One – Four, a compilation of source material that takes the listener on a journey through the sonic foundations of J Dilla‘s catalog. The project, originally released on CD in 2009, arrives on deluxe black vinyl double LP with a stunning collection of tracks that provide a taste of the thought process and preferences behind Dilla’s iconic productions. The project comes packaged in artwork by Joseph Buckingham with liner notes featuring anecdotes from a host of tastemakers, including ?uestlove and others. The series of gems mixed and arranged by House Shoes is sourced from the original vinyl recordings tapped for Dilla’s beats. This is a joint for diggers and Dilla devotees alike. Check the track below to listen to House Shoes Presents The King James Version Chapter One: Verses One – Four, and download the mixtape for free. Purchase the limited 2LP vinyl via Redefinition Records.


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Audio: House Shoes Presents – The Gift Volume Two – DertBeats

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House Shoes is at it again. He got the ball rolling last month with the first edition of his new series spotlighting up and coming producers, The Gift. Last time around we got some heat from Nameless (who went on to drop a very tight LP with Nametag), and today for volume two, we get L.A. beatsmith DertBeats. Says Shoes: “Los Angeles based cat who actually produced an entire album for KRS-ONE a few years back. I have been beating the shit outta his flip of Pink Floyd’s “Money” for like 4-5 years now… Enjoy THE GIFT VOLUME TWO, and once again if the music moves you go to his site www.dertbeats.com and cop sumn. These ain’t for y’all to rhyme on either. If you want tracks contact him on the site and handle the business. I release these joints in good faith that y’all will respect and appreciate the music.” Listen to twelve beats from DertBeats, curated by Shoes, below.


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Video: Crate Diggers x DJ House Shoes’ Collection

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In the latest installment Crate Diggers spotlights the collection of DJ House Shoes, the official keeper of the Detroit Hip-Hop flame and a whole lot of dope vinyl. House Shoes opens the vault he calls home to give the world a peek at his vinyl stash for the FUSE series. The producer discusses everything from being first to break J Dilla during his record store days and witnessing Eminem‘s ascent, to his disdain for country music and selling off his extra vinyl in the club during DJ sets. Check the video for choice quotes and a handful of the musical gems that highlight his collection, stacks of vinyl and musical memorabilia housed in a room with no respect or space for hard drives crammed with mp3s. Peep game.

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Video: J Dilla’s Record Collection Revealed On Crate Diggers

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With this a tribute to the late great J Dilla Crate Diggers has outdone itself. The latest episode of the FUSE TV series takes an archaeological look at the life of the über-prolific producer and the artifacts he left behind following his untimely passing in 2006 at the age of 32; this is the story of Dilla as told by the samples he chose and the people closest to him. The segment includes commentary from Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Illa J, House Shoes, Amp Fiddler, J Rocc, DJ Spinna and more. Fellow producers unlock the storage unit containing a portion of Dilla’s impeccably kept collection to take a look at some of the things he sampled. They discuss the producer from his earliest musical inclinations to his organizational habits and ceaseless dedication to the music, even in the face of death, a point made unbearably tangible as J-Rocc touches a mask the producer had to wear during his lengthy stay in the hospital and finds himself in tears. Alluding, maybe for the first time ever, to the severity of his illness and the subsequent suffering Dilla quietly endured. There was not a dry eye in the joint. While we all have a tendency to get caught in the iconography of our greatest achievers, death is the unfortunate point at which the public is usually forced to abandon the trappings of fame to acknowledge an individual’s humanity. Seeing the pain of his loss, still fresh almost a decade since his passing, written on the faces of his closest friends makes Dilla’s importance as a world-renowned producer seem a bit less pressing for a moment as you realize the kind of impact he had as a man. His music remains on repeat around the world as a timeless testament to his anomalous sonic dynamism and soulful touch. Though his beat tapes will continue to be duplicated, he is irreplaceable. This is a celebration of a man who lived and died for the crates.


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Audio: House Shoes Presents: The Gift Volume One – Nameless

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House Shoes has been known for putting the masses onto emerging talent in the music game from day one, now he’s doing it in a more organized form. Today, he released the inaugural edition of a series he calls, The Gift, which spotlights producers and artists you may not be up on, yet. He gets things started with Nameless, says Shoes: “Ex-Flint, MI resident now living in Florida, he is a definite descendent of all that is good and dirty about that Detroit shit…” Shoes curates 11 tracks from Nameless, those of you already familiar with dude may know some of the songs, and the rest of y’all can become fans, below.


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