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My 2010 Dilla Day Mix

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Tim Althaus

I don’t know if you guys were readers last year around this time, but I did this exact same thing. I am a huge fan of J Dilla; he is a huge inspiration to me. I actually made this mix on what would have been Dilla’s 36th birthday. I took a lot of time thinking about what tracks would go smoothly together, but I also thought about what tracks of his were among my favorites. The outcome? 23 tracks of straight unadulterated Jay Dee goodness.

I figured I would post this mix here because I really want everyone to be able to have it; it’s nothing big, but if one more person starts to listen to Dilla because of it, then I’ve done my job. James Yancey really was the king of the beats, and his presence is strongly missed in the music world. All of the tracks on this mix are either produced by or featuring J Dilla (with the exception of one).

(R.I.P. J Dilla February 7th, 1974 – February 10th, 2006)


1.) Words from Ma Dukes

2.) Reality Check (Feat. Black Thought) (J Dilla)

3.) House of Flying Daggers (Raekwon) (Prod. By J Dilla)

4.) Raise it Up (Slum Village)

5.) Love Movin’ (Feat. Black Thought) (J Dilla)

6.) Stakes is High (De La Soul) (Prod. By J Dilla)

7.) Find a Way (A Tribe Called Quest) (Prod. By J Dilla)

8.) Diamonds (J Dilla)

9.) Let’s Grow (Royce Da 5’9″) (Prod. By J Dilla)

10.) It’s Dope (J Dilla)

11.) It’s Goin Down (Skillz) (Prod. By J Dilla)

12.) Gazillion Ear (DOOM) (Prod. By J Dilla)

13.) Gobstopper (J Dilla)

14.) Survival Test (Jaylib)

15.) Dynamite! (The Roots) (Prod. By J Dilla)

16.) Wild (J Dilla)

17.) Whip You With a Strap (Ghostface Killah) (Prod. By J Dilla)

18.) Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World) (Common) (Prod. By J Dilla)

19.) Move (Oh No) (Prod. By J Dilla)

20.) Secrets of the Sand (Jay Dee Remix) (MOOD)

21.) Game Over (Flying Lotus Remix) (Dabrye) (Feat. Phat Kat & JayDee)

22.) History (Mos Def) (Prod. By J Dilla)

23.) Paid Homage (Finale)



Pete Rock, “When I Need It” (NBA Live ’10 OST) x De La Soul, “La La La”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Friday, September 25, 2009 by Tim Althaus


It’s always great to hear new tracks from Pete Rock. The dude is one of the biggest legends in the history of the game. This new track, “When I Need It”, appears on the soundtrack of the newest NBA Live game. As you can expect, the beat and the rest of this track is super dope. I can’t wait for the new Soul Brother material to come out, nobody touches his beats these days. You can follow me after the jump to grab the De La Soul track that will also be featured on the soundtrack. Continue reading

Skillz & Colin Munroe Remake De La’s “Baby Phat”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 by Tim Althaus


Your favorite rappers favorite ghostwriter, and the R&B prodigy from Canada linked up to remake De La Soul’s classic track “Baby Phat“. Your boy Skillz & Colin Munroe do a great job of remaking an already great song. To be honest, I totally agree with the message that is being displayed on this track. All you ladies out there should definitely give this track a listen.You can catch this track with many other De La remakes on Mick Boogie’s newest project with Terry Urban, Le Da Soul: 20 Years of De La Soul.

Download: Skillz, “Baby Phat ’09” (Feat. Colin Munroe)

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De La Soul to release new album with Nike tomorrow

Posted in Music News with tags , , , on Monday, April 27, 2009 by Tim Althaus

de-la-soul2According to an article over at HipHop DX, De La Soul will be releasing their first full album in five years partnering with Nike to release Are You In? The Hip-Hop pioneers will be releasing the 44-minute workout album tomorrow (April 28th) via Nike’s label SportMusic. Apparently the folks over at Nike promote creativity and meshing of minds. The guys in De La said that’s the main reason why they chose Nike’s SportMusic to release their album instead of a major or independent label.

I can assure you that this is going to be one workout album that you are going to want to have on your iPod. In addition to this album, the article mentioned that De La is in the lab working on another full length, as well as touring Australia & Europe. You can pick up Are You In? on iTunes tomorrow 4/28/2009.