Published Jun 06, 2012After last month's Dillatroit, it's already been a good time to be a fan of the late hip-hop producer J Dilla. Next week, however, his biggest posthumous release yet will drop in the form of The Rebirth of Detroit.
As previously reported, the album will mark the first release from Ruff Draft Records, a new label founded by Dilla's mother Ma Dukes and her business partner Jonathon Taylor.
Speaking with AllHipHop, Taylor said, "I named this project The Rebirth of Detroit because there will be no more outsourcing of Detroit soul and culture as in the recent past."
The full list of rappers who lent their verses to Dilla's beats fully supports this notion, as it's a Detroit-heavy roster that includes the Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish, Boldy James, Danny Brown, Illa J, Guilty Simpson, Tha Almighty Dreadnaughtz and many others. The full tracklisting is available below.
A CD edition The Rebirth of Detroit will be available on June 12 via Ruff Draft through Fat Beats. Then, later this year, a vinyl edition will be pressed, though there's no solid release date for that just yet.
The Rebirth of Detroit:
1. "The New Installment" (Intro) 2. "Detroit Madness" (ft. Phat Kat)
3. "Big Thangs" (ft. Esham)
4. "Ride (ft. It" (ft. Tha Almighty Dreadnaughtz)
5. "Say My Name" (ft. LaPeace, Moe Dirdee and Seven The General)
6. "Detroit Game" (ft. Chuck Inglish (COOL KIDS) and Boldy James)
7. "Feel this Shit" (ft. KetchPhraze)
8. "City of Boom" (ft. Loe Louis and Beej)
9. "Let's Pray Together" (ft. Amp Fiddler)
10. "Requiem" (ft. Allan Barnes of The Blackbyrds)
11. "Do It Right" (ft. Fat Ray, VStylez and Soul Man of A.W.O.L.)
12. "My Victory" (ft. Boldy James)
13. "Rebirth is Necessary" (ft. Tone Plummer and Mr. Wrong)
14. "DILLATROIT" (ft. Supa Emcee, Nick Speed and Guilty Simpson)
15. "Center of The Movement" (ft. 5ELA and Pierre Anthony)
16. "Pitfalls" (ft. Fat Ray, LaPeace and Loe Louis)
17. "Do It For Dilla Dawg" (ft. Illa J and Frank Nitt of CAKE BOYS)
18. "Jay Dee's Revenge" (ft. Danny Brown and DJ DEZ)
19. "Motor City Sparks" (ft. Corey Sparks and Beej)
20. "House Shoes Was Spinnin" (ft. Quelle Chris)
21. "The Best That Ever Did It" (ft. Jon C and Allan Barnes of The Blackbyrds)