Published Apr 05, 2011It's been more than five years since J Dilla's tragic passing in 2006, but hip-hop fans still fondly remember the late producer. Soon, we will have another record with which to remember Dilla, as his mother, Maureen Yancey, has announced plans for a new posthumous release.
Entitled The Rebirth of Detroit, it serves as a tribute to Dilla's hometown. Like many of his past releases, it's heavy on collaborations. The guests are Dilla's "closest and most dear friends," all of whom come from Detroit.
The release date hasn't been confirmed, but expect this one to come out by the fall. Dilla's mother revealed that it will contain "entirely new, fresh ideas." There's no old material, and it promises to be "spectacular."
The project is being overseen by associate producer Jonathan Taylor. Scroll down to watch two separate videos, in which he and Yancey talk about the album, the city of Detroit and the culture of hip-hop.