James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla was unquestionably one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. He produced tracks for Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, the list goes on. He certainly had cult status as a Detroit hip hop musician during his lifetime, but he garnered an even wider audience after his untimely death in 2006. Tributes from acts such as The Roots, Flying Lotus, Dwele and Talib Kweli spread Dilla's music to a new audience. Immortal Technique said it best, "Dilla's still alive as long as his music is." Here's the latest posthumous release by Dilla.
Entries in Detroit (4)
The piece was shot by Chris Mulhern who captured the Carhartt and 5boro skateboard crew tearing up some of Detroit's quite industrial areas to the busy streets of NYC.
Once again it's New Balance showing off their wares in the form of this dope collaboration with Michigan based Burn Rubber entitled "The Workforce Pack".
The duo of kicks celebrates, as the title suggests, the people who built Detroits Motor City into the hub of industry it is today. Two builds of the NB580 pay homage to the opposite ends of the employment spectrum and represent the blue and white collar workers of the city and state.
As part of their City Destroyer pack, Nike have launched this dope collab with Detroit Lions Defensive Rookie of the Year Ndamukong Suh.