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Yancey Boys Prod by J Dilla Featuring Vice, Detroit Serious & J Rocc “The Fisherman”

Friday • February 7, 2014 • BY noiseman
Yancey Boys Prod by J Dilla Featuring Vice, Detroit Serious & J Rocc

Yo, can you believe it would have been Dilla Dawg’s 40th birthday on February 7th, 2014?! Damn, man. Rest in Peace to one of the best to ever to this hip hop thing. J Dilla’s influence will linger in our world forever. The soul he put into his music while blending complexly chopped samples with THOSE DRUMS had everybody and their moms wanting a Dilla beat. And amazingly, his discography runs so deep that we are STILL getting tastes of his unreleased instrumentals to this day.

Which brings me to the subject matter of this post. Back in October, Jay Dee’s younger brother, Illa J, and former cohort, Frank Nitt, released “Sunset Blvd.” under the moniker Yancey Boys (a nod to Illa J’s debut album, supplied with some (obviously) dope Dilla beats). Much like Illa J’s formal introduction to music, Sunset Blvd. features the duo rhyming with friends over previously unheard musical soundscapes from the late, great James Dewitt Yancey.

Guest appearances made by Common, Talib Kweli, Guilty Simpson, Posdnous of De La soul, and many more. Watch the video for “Fisherman” featuring J.Rocc, Vice, & Detroit Serious, and the visual for the project’s single “Quicksand” featuring Common & Dezi Paige below.

Yancey Boys “The Fisherman” Produced by J Dilla ~ Featuring Vice, Detroit Serious & J Rocc

Illa J and Frank Nitt with special guests Vice, Detroit Serious & J Rocc bring you the first single from the Yancey Boys forthcoming J Dilla produced LP “Sunset Blvd.”

Yancey Boys “Quicksand” Featuring Common & Dezi Paige ~ Beats by J Dilla

Delicious Vinyl brings you Sunset Blvd, the new album from Yancey Boys, the group piloted by John “Illa J” Yancey and Frank Nitt. The dynamic new collection is built around previously unheard tracks created by Illa J’s brother: the late, great J Dilla (James Yancey). With Frank Nitt’s standing as J Dilla Music Catalog Curator and the official approval of Yancey Media Group, all productions on Sunset Blvd originate from The Lost Scrolls – the stunning cache of beats Dilla left behind.

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Article: Quinn Conrad
Editor: Noiseman
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