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

Posted in News with tags , , , on Friday, February 10, 2012 by Tim Althaus

I still can’t believe that this man is gone because it always saddens me to think about Jay’s passing. Jay Dee truly was a producer’s producer, and no one will ever be able to top Dilla’s abilities. I feel as though I am a very fortunate human being; experiencing and finding out about Dilla’s music is truly one of the greatest things that has happened in my life. His music is something that I will always be able to confide in whether times are good or bad, and I thank him for that. For those of you fortunate enough to be in the D today, I salute you, and I hope you have an incredible time on Dilla Day.



Video: Will Sessions, Mix Takes: Take One & Take Two

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , on Thursday, January 19, 2012 by Tim Althaus

If you don’t know who Will Sessions is these days, you might be living underneath a rock. The funk outfit from Detroit that instrumentally crafted Elzhi’s Elmatic has been doing big things over the last two years; these two videos are no different. In both takes of the Mix Takes, you will see Will Sessions re-creating some of their favorite jams in real-time on video; this is something that is a must see for anyone that is a real Hip-Hop head. Scattered throughout you will hear some Dilla, Main Source, Nas, Slum Village and even some Herbie Hancock. You can catch Take Two after the jump. Continue reading

House Shoes Comments on Sonic’s (Charles Hamilton) Big Fuck Up

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Thursday, June 11, 2009 by Tim Althaus

If there are any of you out there have twitter and follow the real Detroit Hip-Hop Heads, you will know that there was a huge buzz surrounding hipster emcee Charles Hamilton. At one point it appeared as though he was going to give James Yancey (J Dilla) the executive producer credit on his new album The Perfect Life.

What occurred next was a wicked whirlwind of fury from the Detroit scene, outraged that Charles would do something so fucking stupid. Detroit ambassador House Shoes, as well as everyone from the Detroit scene attacked Chuckie’s dumb ass right away. Sonic then tried to claim that he was going to give the money to the “J Dilla Music Foundation” which, doesn’t exist. Chuckie also tried to say that he was close to the Yancey Family, and when House Shoes called Ma Dukes she said she had never heard of Charles Hamilton. As of right now Hamilton has pulled James’ name off of the album (which was a smart move) and will probably be visiting the city of Detroit.

Here is the video of House Shoes talking to Hip Hop Official

To be honest this kid seems like a wack dude, and I don’t think there is any chance that he would be spitting over Dilla’s treats even if Dilla knew him. After this whole debacle I would be surprised if Chuckie can make a good name for himself in the game, they say any publicity is good publicity I have a feeling that saying doesn’t stick here.

To leave you for tonight, here’s another funny video for you guys to watch: