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J Dilla: Rebirth Of Detroit

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J Dilla's mother, Mrs. Maureen "MaDukes" Yancey, is pleased to announce a new album of unreleased material from her son. "Rebirth of Detroit" will be released on 6-12-12. The "Rebirth of Detroit" will feature new music from the late producer, as well as Detroit's finest emcees and musicians who have both worked with and/or been influenced by J Dilla. It was important to Maureen Yancey that this project be a collaboration of emcees and musicians working in the Detroit Hip Hop community.

"This will bring together artists that have drifted away from one another and haven't been able to work with each other lately. It's a healing process for the city. For individuals, it's going to bring back the love and the passion for the music and for what hip-hop has to offer." - Maureen 'MaDukes' Yancey

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1. The New Installment (Intro)
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
2. Detroit Madness
featuring Phat Kat
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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3. Big Thangs
featuring Esham
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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4. Ride With It
featuring Tha Almighty Dreadnaughtz
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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5. Say My Name
featuring LaPeace; Moe Dirdee; Seven The General
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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6. Detroit Game
featuring Chuck Inglish (of The Cool Kids); Boldy James
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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7. Feel This
featuring KetchPhraze
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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8. City Of Boom
featuring Loe Louis; Beej
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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9. Let's Pray Together
featuring Amp Fiddler
Producers: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee); Amp Fiddler
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10. Requiem
featuring Allan Barnes (of The Blackbyrds)
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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11. Do It Right
featuring Fat Ray; Vstylez; Soul Man (of A.W.O.L.)
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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12. My Victory
featuring Boldy James
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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13. Rebirth Is Necessary
featuring Tone Plummer; Mr. Wrong
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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featuring Supa Emcee; Nick Speed; Guilty Simpson
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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15. Center Of The Movement
featuring 5ELA (aka 5 Elementz); Pierre Anthony
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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16. Pitfalls
featuring Fat Ray; LaPeace; Loe Louis
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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17. Do It For Dilla Dawg
featuring Illa J (of Slum Village); Frank Nitt (of Frank-N-Dank)
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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18. Jay Dee's Revenge
featuring Danny Brown; DJ DEZ
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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19. Motor City Sparks
featuring Corey Sparks; Beej
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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20. House Shoes Was Spinnin
featuring Quelle Chris
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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21. The Best That Ever Did It
featuring Jon C; Allan Barnes (of The Blackbyrds)
Producer: J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
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Total Comments: 40
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/15/2012 11:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.219.207)
Location: Houston, TX
Comment: Yeah this shit should not have Dilla's name on it.
Name: (Posted: 8/2/2012 2:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 183.26.166)
Location: T Dot
Comment: Let the man rest in peace without this abysmal mockery being let out in the air.. mama yancey do you need to pay the bills that bad?
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/22/2012 3:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 194.17.123)
Location: minga
Comment: iam so glad there people who see this album is trash! after dilla died his time was over period. the people who uses his name to get famous are idiots. let him rip. only the shining and donuts were great because its really from dilla himself, the way he wanted it even when they were released after his death.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 7/17/2012 8:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 134.168.23)
Location: NYC
Comment: God damnit this shit sucks. Wow. Worst album of the year probably. Dilla would of had nothing to do with this bullshit coming out.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/11/2012 4:07:00 PM; Partial IP: .3.166.105)
Location: france
Comment: beats terrible fuckin rhymes c'nice ca D's the high top
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/6/2012 8:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 03.238.125)
Location: earth
Comment: 3 stars for dilla, this album is so sporadic and random to be called just that. this is more like a mixtape...a poorly mixed one. imo I dont think jay wouldve ever worked with these emcees its not that the unheard ones are terrible (just a hair above it) and the fact that majority of the beats have been heard and used on other releases says alot. entering the realm of posthumous releases is a tricky one (look at biggie and tupac) but after all is said and done this is only worth it if u want to support dilla's foundation. maybe pay jay lp sitting at stones throw can redeem this feeble attempt. oh and the artwork should speak volumes for what is inside that case. nuff said
Name: (Posted: 7/3/2012 12:01:00 AM; Partial IP: .89.153.53)
Location: troy mi
Comment: ok. not bad
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/29/2012 10:23:00 AM; Partial IP: .28.45.249)
Location: Bedford,England
Comment: This joint is decent real hip hop real music maybe not a classic but a must have Detroit has the flavour,abit suprized there is no Slum Village on this joint or at least Elzhi who is one of the best MCs out there and indeed Royce Da 5 9.I like the fact there is a few MCs that are new to me tho. JAY DEE FOREVER
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/28/2012 8:44:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: newbedford, mass
Comment: no way in fuck dilla woulda put this out. worst release yet. shame on the n*ggas that are ruinin dillas name after he died
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2012 5:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.168.27)
Location: Your hood
Comment: I love dilla, but this album doesnt really compare to his previous albums, beats are too simple, and the features are rappers i've never even heard of rappin over dilla beats? Not feelin it.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2012 12:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 178.226.27)
Location: bangor me
Comment: a great attempt at a classic by ma dukes. the love is there, but people are right, its not mixed very well. also a few of the beats have been used again and again. flyy is dope but it was on j$paid, unreleased inst, and this? if there are 1000's of unreleased dilla beats let them breathe! also, get dj dez or k riggins to mix this stuff and give it that extra bang like the shining. also these cartoon covers gotta go. could have been a lot better but understandable as a first attempt.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/20/2012 8:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 230.190.46)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Comment: The first single for the Rebirth of Detroit album is "Dillatroit", and the beat was used already by Copywrite. The Copywrite track is called "Best Seller". The beat to me is wicked, but I like how Copywrite spit to it. His track sounds better than the Dillatroit track. Only being real. J.Dilla & Real Hip Hop Forever.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2012 2:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 147.22.124)
Location: usa
Comment: thin ass beats
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2012 10:07:00 AM; Partial IP: 12.233.250)
Location: The D
Comment: The only thing this album does well is let the world know what rappers from Detroit NOT to f_ck with because they sh!tted over them Dilla beats! Besides Danny Brown, Phat Kat, and Quelle, everyone else sucked. INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM PLEASE (WITH MUCH BETTER ARTWORK)
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/17/2012 12:31:00 AM; Partial IP: .89.153.53)
Location: troy mi
Comment: dope ep. good effort
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/16/2012 12:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 174.186.99)
Location: california
Comment: banging album, R>I>P> JAY DEE respect the dude and ma dukes
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2012 10:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 233.147.38)
Location: Miami, USA
Comment: There's better charities to give $ to than the Dilla foundation. Just sayin'
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2012 6:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 70.141.124)
Location: hurr
Comment: You should hear the ones he was alive to make...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2012 9:39:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.123.36)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: this album was a masterpiece. best album that i've ever heard!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/14/2012 2:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.212.159)
Location: São Paulo
Comment: J Dilla the best groove
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/13/2012 3:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 28.239.173)
Location: Maputo, Moçambique
Comment: Ya, sem kerer desrespeitar a Ma Dukes, mas este album é uma grande Merda. Dou apenas 1 estrela pra Musica do Dilla e Phat Khat (Really Detroit). Porra um monte de Mcs patetas. (Esta Merda foi feita apenas para um Bairro de Detroit), mas conveniamos Detroit não é uma ILHA pa! Estou estupefacto. Dilla p sempre, mas não com estas merdas pa!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/13/2012 1:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 88.226.175)
Location: really
Comment: fu*ked up. they don't released like this. cover design is so cheesy and whole track mixing and mastering is horrible. don't sell dilla's beats like this.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/13/2012 12:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 38.214.119)
Location: Yay Area
Comment: thembani said it all. 'My Vicory' is nice though. Remember when they started releasin all Pac's old shit? Better Dayz double disk? LPs like this make a legend seem human.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/12/2012 8:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 151.79.229)
Location: PE (South Africa)
Comment: Dilla must be mad where he is, I dnt mind the beats coz maybe thats wat is left in the archive but why choosin wack emceez that Dilla neva even worked wif?where is Elzhi,Blackmilk,Madlib(his Jaylib partner),Royce,Common(his house partner)i personally am not happy wif this bt im supportin the Dilla Foundation anyway..
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/12/2012 7:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .250.17.86)
Location: Bronx
Comment: what did you people think it was gonna be? some beats u might know with new features, throwaway beats never heard cause thats whats left in his archive, soulful chops and bangers never released that make the album worth it cause anyone here is here to support the dilla foundation or at least should be. did you expect more from a deceased legend and a loving mother trying to continue a legacy for her son who majorly blew after his death. dilla never had the best features on his solo efforts. he repped his city always. could it be better? every album could be better but you get dilla and thats what you want aint it? tell ya like this, 2,8,10,12,13,14,17,18 dope as hell!!!!!! 19,20,21 grow on you and are dope. thats more than you get with other albums. id buy it with just those tracks. dont care if beats were released or not. there all on one disc and everything sounds good. some tracks coulda been scrapped and track order could be better, but dilla didnt have a say in it.
Name: (Posted: 6/12/2012 6:33:00 PM; Partial IP: .112.135.3)
Location: Delaware
Comment: @wtf then they shouldn't advertise this as "a new album of unreleased material from her son". It's reused beats with new verses from emcees. To me the statement is misleading.
Name: (Posted: 6/12/2012 1:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 248.81.127)
Location: dillatroit
Comment: "I was expecting more. I already heard most of the beats that were on the album because most of these are on his other beat tapes." sorry he didn't make any new beats for you.......
Name: (Posted: 6/11/2012 7:58:00 PM; Partial IP: .112.135.3)
Location: Delaware
Comment: Gotta agree with @War, much respect to Dilla and his family but this is a horrible LP.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/11/2012 3:30:00 PM; Partial IP: .87.119.81)
Location: Bay Area, CA
Comment: I'm a huge Dilla fan but I was expecting more. I already heard most of the beats that were on the album because most of these are on his other beat tapes. There are a couple songs I like but the album as a whole was a bit of a let down. RIP Jay Dee
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/10/2012 9:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 46.162.200)
Location: ZONE
Comment: got my copy yesterday!!!!! no disrespect to da god j-dilla rip but dis album is mad wack..alot of throw away beats on here, and alot of wack ass mcs on here...sorry but ya fucking up his legacy with this garbage!!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/10/2012 6:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 29.217.126)
Location: Czech Republic
Comment: This is so great, so amazing.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/9/2012 12:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 215.134.26)
Location: MIdwest
Comment: Makes me proud to be from the midwest LAKE MIchigan is ill in the summer.
Name: (Posted: 6/9/2012 11:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 57.142.120)
Location: Benztown
Comment: Dilla will forever be the best that ever did it. The tracks with Phat Kat and Danny Brown are pure fire! That said, the rest of the lineup looks quite disappointing indeed - a rebirth of Detroit, sans Black Milk, Elzhi, Royce, Finale, Invincible, Journalist 103, Magestik Legend... I hope those guys you never heard of wont all be useless.
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2012 8:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 74.119.102)
Location: Middle of Nowhere
Comment: @Dayz I AGREE, no Elzhi?! No T3 (not that I really care) I would like to have seen Black Milk and even a One Be Lo feature. No Finale or Invincible either...
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2012 4:58:00 PM; Partial IP: .112.135.3)
Location: Delaware
Comment: Not seeing anyone from Slum Village listed??? Hmmm... Is it just me or does it seem like there are a lot of artists missing from this release that should have made the final cut before others that did? I think it'll still be a choice LP but it could have been so much better with some of Detroit's finest emcees on it.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2012 12:48:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.206.246)
Location: heLL
Comment: DILLA BOY!!!!!!!! What ya'll Know bout that.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2012 11:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 33.102.113)
Location: N.CAKALAK
Name: (Posted: 6/6/2012 7:52:00 AM; Partial IP: .47.78.150)
Location: ontario,can
Comment: Mrs yancy's keeping her son's legacy alive, you are the epitome of a loving mother, god bless.
Name: (Posted: 6/5/2012 12:11:00 AM; Partial IP:
Comment: should be good. the danny brown single they put out for this was great so im lookin forward to this junt
Name: (Posted: 6/4/2012 2:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .37.171.52)
Location: DrowningInBittenNails
Comment: Waiting patiently... what a blessing this is. This may be one of few I am eager to hear posthumously. Take your time... and thank you Ms. Yancey. I bow and speak for me and mine who have all but nodded our heads clean from our shoulders drinking in the perfection of what your son has created. Thank you for the the gift of hs life. Forever Impacted, TheBALL.
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