New J DIlla album, The Diaryaka the MCA album
Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:07 AM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:36 AM
This is an incongruent feeling, that I too have...every time there is a mention of Dilla and a project--I am like?????
Or "Dilla Changed MY Life": I want to hit the pause button. But same with cats wearing golden age Tshirts and they pants is tight with broke ass Jordans. They making up for their lack of dicks.
Who am I to question a Yancey boys record or whatever? Personally, I know that it is not Dilla. The hardest cats all pretend to get soft when his name comes up, but you can see it inside their eyes that they no know not what of Gods and BroKing speak.
We will just have to grin and bear it much like everything else that is happening. I went through some weird shit a some five years ago--and I retreated to a cave with just my vinyl and none of this internet shit. I wouldn't even touch a sampler. I hoped everything would be kept on the low--but androids kept being built and dickriders took over. Shit, mocha -flavored/Irish Coffee Starbucks Obama won an election on that shit.
OfficeTime I'd love to hear some examples that you have, sometime.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:52 AM
true dat. i gotta admit though, i did buy one of Jay's records haha...
but yeah, you raise a good point. we should just take everything Dilla-related and close it off for several years, like they do with the movies in the Disney vaults every couple of years.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:18 PM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:07 PM
Examples of what?
Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:26 PM
That's an excellent point. I definitely sympathize w/ how things have gone for the Yancey family. I have enough perspective in me to understand why things have been done as they have; I just wish that it wasn't at the expense of Dilla's artistic integrity, that's all. Posthumous works in general are of inevitable contentious nature. If his estate wasn't releasing the EPs, beat albums, compilations, and so forth that they have, I, and others like myself, would probably be writing about how they should release his unreleased works.
For the record, I bought one of the records from Jay's personal collection and, until exhaustion, was indulging in many of his posthumous releases. I guess what happened was that the supply became much greater than the demand. It was as if every other month some new J Dilla project was hitting store shelves or "in the works"; there was a time, albeit brief, probably right after The Shining was released, when Dilla heads were longing with anything Dilla related. Dilla had brand loyalty with me...then I grew increasingly frustrated with the quality, politics, and basis of the the posthumous release themselves and I stopped investing in the projects.
That's the truth
Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:36 PM
Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:27 AM
Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:10 AM
I feel you there. When it comes to posthumous releases and Dilla there are only certain things I'm willing to buy or even listen to. For me if its a record that he actually did himself or just like an official release of some of his beat tape instrumentals then I'm totally willing to cop the vinyl. But releases like 'Rebirth' and to a big extent 'Jay $tay Paid' definitely turn me off.
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