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- WELCOME , I GO BY THE NAME OF RAYDO. I WAS RAISED IN THE SOUTH BRONX, NEW YORK CITY SINCE THE AGE OF SIX YRS OLD.GROWING UP IN THE BRONX I WAS SORROUND BY THE ELEMENTS OF HIP-HOP, GRAFFITI , DEEJAYING, BREAKDANCING, RAPPING. I HAVE CREATED THIS WEBSITE TO PRAISE & PAY HOMAGE TO THE MEN & WOMEN BEHIND THE BOARDS MAKING THE BEATS FOR ALL YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS.REMEMBER HIP-HOP IS NOT DEAD AS LONG AS THE BEATS KEEP BANGIN'.
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Royal Oak store selling records said to be from Dilla's personal collection By Adam Graham From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120425/ENT04/204250423#ixzz1tAgcgura
At first, they were just crates full of records, numbering in the thousands. But after digging through their contents, Jeff Bubeck learned he'd stumbled upon something special: what he says is the personal record collection of late Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla.
Bubeck, one of the owners of Royal Oak record store UHF, is selling the records in his store. They come with yellow tags that identify them as part of Dilla's personal stash.
"Is it even possible?"
That was Bubeck's first reaction when he learned the 7,000-8,000 records he acquired from an abandoned storage unit in Clinton Township last month may have belonged to Dilla, the celebrated producer and founding member of Slum Village who died in 2006 at age 32 due to complications from lupus.
When first digging through the crates, amid the mountains of 94-cent Earth, Wind & Fire LPs, Bubeck noticed a box of cassette tapes, labeled in black marker as "Jaydee Beats." There were also lyric booklets, along with magazines and pieces of junk mail addressed to James Yancey, as well as to his parents, Beverly and Maureen Yancey.
The names didn't ring a bell with Bubeck. But when he punched Yancey's name into a Google search on a whim, two and two came together.
"It was pretty shocking," says Bubeck, who has been buying and selling records for years. "I was like, 'Are you kidding me?'"
Dilla was a notorious crate digger, scooping up albums by the caseload to scour for obscure beats and samples. So while many of the records in the collection are dollar-bin throwaways, there are some, including titles from 1970s Detroit jazz label Tribe Records, that have significant value, Bubeck says.
After his find, Bubeck reached out to Stones Throw Records, the Los Angeles-based record label that Dilla recorded for in his later years.
He plans to share part of the proceeds from the sales of the records with the J Dilla Foundation, though Bubeck says his attempts to contact both Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, and the foundation have been unsuccessful.
Detroit News attempts to reach Maureen Yancey were unsuccessful, as well.
For now, Bubeck is still combing through the boxes of records, and UHF is putting them on sale several at a time. When Record Store Day was celebrated on Saturday, the first batch of Dilla records hit the shelves, and fans were excited to get their hands on them.
"A lot of people were saying, 'I just want one record that was his," says Scott Hagen, one of UHF's owners. "They just want to own something that once belonged to Dilla."
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When I first signed with Cash Money [Records], a lot of people in New Orleans felt like I was going backwards. I was a regional artist. I had a deal with a label in New York called Warlock [Records]. They were like, “Why would you sign to Cash Money?” I said, “Hey man, I see it. You probably don’t see it, but I can hear myself on Mannie Fresh’s beats.” They had something that I was interested in. I knew Mannie Fresh was the only cat in New Orleans that was making music that fit me to the fullest. I kind of rapped over everybody’s beat he was making tracks for. If a song came out that he produced, I tried to rap over it and see how I would sound. It was kind of a blessing in disguise for me, but everybody just couldn’t see it. Now they know.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Female rap’s new face is joining forces with one of hip-hop’s trailblazers on a new collaboration. Azealia Banks has announced that she and Missy Elliott have something in the pipeline.
“@MissyElliott and I are working together. Y’all m’fkkahs r SERIOUSLY NOT READY FOR THIS,” tweeted the “212” rapper, who just signed with Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter.
She shared her excitement on Twitter, adding, “LMFAOO me and my homies were on the like “MIIIISSSSSSAAAAAAAYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
It’s currently unknown where the song will appear. The 20-year-old Banks is working on an EP called 1991 and her Interscope debut Broke With Expensive Taste, due in September.
Missy has been in the lab with longtime collaborator Timbaland, readying her first in seven years.