Out with the old and in with the new shit. As announced yesterday, 19 newly unearthed Dilla beats will see daylight on April 21st, curated by Dilla’s mother Maureen Yancey (better known as Ma Dukes). Motor City comes in a mailing envelope, as the project represents a “letter” by Ma Dukes to her son. The deluxe edition includes a flexi 7″, t-shirt, cassette, and slipmat.
To celebrate the upcoming release, Dilla’s close friend and beat junkie J Rocc decided to put together a series of blends featuring the unheard instrumentals on Motor City. Listen to the first blend below, or pre-order the album if you want to hear the real deal.
The featured photo of this post is an illustration of J Dilla by Francis Vallejo, commissioned by The Find for one of the print editions.