Happy Dilla Year

Happy New Year! 2007 was a great year for Ecliptic Sight and 2008 looks like it will be ramping up to be another good one. Why is the post titled: “Happy Dilla Year”? Well 2007 was the year of J Dilla aka Jay Dee aka James Yancey (R.I.P.) and will continue to be his century if the collaborations, mixtapes and CDs keep popping up. Here’s the run down in case you missed it:

J Dilla – Ruff Draft (2007)
Turn it up and get Wild!

Dilla Month (2007)

February “Dilla Month” and Ruff Draft Parties in March. Thanks to Jati, Nicole, Joe, and Rhettmatic for photos.

The Roots – Please Don’t Go co-produced by J Dilla (single) (2007)
Via the Okayplayer.com Boards

DJ Soul & Okayplayer present “Assorted Donuts” (A Tribute To J Dilla) (tracked verison) (2007)

1. Intro
2. Talib Kweli “Intro”
3. Notorious BIG “Kick In The Door” (J Dilla Remix)
4. Nas “Hope”
5. Ghostface “Whip Me With A Strap”
6. Jay-Z & The Escorts “Song Cry”
7. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “A Legend In It’s Own Time”
8. Jadakiss “Why”
9. Redman “The Saga Continues”
10. Big L “Put It On”
11. M.O.P. “Pounds Up”
12. Black Thought & Peedi Crack “Freestyle”
13. Black Thought Interlude
14. Kanye West Interlude
15. Busta Rhymes, Rah Digga & Young Zee “Freestyle”
16. Mos Def “Miss Fat Booty”
17. Ghostface “Beauty Jackson”
18. Notorious B.I.G. “Things Done Changed”
19. The Roots “Can’t Stop This”
20. J Dilla “Won’t Do”

DJ Soul & Mad Decent Radio (2007)

Right after I dropped Assorted Donuts, the homie Diplo (from Hollertronix) asked me to do a Dilla mix for Mad Decent Radio… Well, it’s finally posted and the (copy and paste) links are below. Enjoy!
1. Pete Rock & Marley Marl “Intro”
2. J Dilla “Diamonds” (produced by Knottz)
3. Chris Rock “Interlude”
4. The Impressions “We Must Be In Love”
5. Pharoahe Monch “Love” (produced by Dilla)
6. Billy Paul “Let The Dollar Circulate”
7. Spacek “Dolla” (produced by Dilla)
8. J Dilla “Nothing Like This”
9. J Dilla & Dwele “Think Twice”
10. Frank N Dank “Where The Parties At?” [Inst] Original Mix

Mick Boogie and Busta Rhymes – Dillagence (Free Edition) (2007)
Mick Boogie and Busta Rhymes – Dillagence (Collector’s Edition)

A portion of proceeds from “Dillagence” will be donated to the “J. Dilla Foundation”

J Dilla – Jay Love Japan (2008)
J Dilla - Jay Love Japan
The real story of why Jay Love Japan has been delayed

That is not every J Dilla thing to happen last year or coming up but it is good summary for some of the things you may have missed. Watch for the next podcast coming this month called the Future Edition and have a great year.

3 thoughts on “Happy Dilla Year”

  1. yoooo thanks so much for the tracked version, somehow DJ Soul’s zshare upload of the tracked version got deleted. Many, many props

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