Won’t Do – J Dilla

5 years ago today music lost one of it’s greatest, in honor of Jay dee we going to touch on some of his classic material, his video for Won’t Do from The Shining.

Won\’t Do – J Dilla

Closer (Remix) – Fashawn

Fashawn gives us Closer for J Dilla’s birthday which is his remix of the Dilla classic So Far To Go from The Shining featuring Common & D’Angelo.  Be on the lookout for Fashawn’s upcoming mixtape Higher Learning dropping next week.

Closer (Remix) – Fashawn

Still Shining – J Dilla

Salute to J-Dilla the best to ever do it

“Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon…J Dilla is Still Shining.”

Jay Dee would have been 37 today, Happy Birthday fam.

Louder (Blast Your Radio Theme) – Jaylib

Some new Jaylib (Jay Dee & Madlib) Louder (Blast Your Radio Theme) off of Madlib’s new album Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget High Fi Music

Louder (Blast Your Radio Theme) – Jaylib

Ason Jones – Raekwon

Raekwon let’s go of the video for his dedication song Ason Jones on the day that would have marked Ol’ Dirty Bastards 42nd birthday. 

Ason Jones – Raekwon

Find A Way – A Tribe Called Quest

Messin me up, my whole head, teasin me, just like Tisha did Martin, now look at what you startin – Tip

I’m not sure what it is about this song, but whenever spring time starts to roll back around, this joint annually comes back to me.  Find A Way by A Tribe Called Quest and produced by J-Dilla appeared on 1998’s The Love Movement, it featured Q-Tip & Phife exchanging verses with a dope visual to boot directed by Paul Hunter.Find A Way – A Tribe Called Quest

24k Rap – J Dilla Feat. Havoc & Raekwon

Havoc & Raekwon team up on 24k Rap off of J Dilla’s 2009 summer release Jay Stay Paid.  The video just released, features Rae & Hav in some sort of underground sneaker boutique, with the owner tied up, sounds about right.

24k Rap – Jay Dee Feat. Havoc & Raekwon

House Of Flying Daggers – Raekwon Feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Gza

The late great Jay Dee (Dilla) crafted the beat for House of Flying Daggers which features kung fu clips and sounds like a vintage Rza banger. Raekwon enlists some of the Clan’s finest  Method Man, Ghostface and Inspectah Deck to spit verses while Gza holds down the chorus.  After listening to this song it’s starting to sound like Raekwon might actually pull this off and have his crown back this year.

Download/Stream–>http://www.zshare.net/audio/6343700689ef129c/

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part. II (Tracklisting) – Raekwon Guest Starring Tony Starks AKA Ghostface Killah

So here is the tracklisting to Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, this has got to be the most anticipated album in recent history.  Looks pretty official, don’t be surprised the tracklisting changes around a bit before it drops this September.

01. Return To The North Star (Feat. Papu Wu) (Interlude) (Prod. Bt)

02. House of Flying Daggers (Feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man) (Prod. J-Dilla)

03. Sonny’s Missing (Prod. Pete Rock)

04. Pyrex Vision (Prod. Marley Marl)

05. Cold Outside (Feat. Suga Bang & Ghostface Killah) (Prod. Atl)

 06. Godfather (Feat. Inspectah Deck) (Prod. Rza)

07. New Wu (Feat. Method Man & Ghostface Killah) (Prod. Rza)

08. Penitentiary (Feat. Ghostface Killah) (Prod. Bt)

 09. Criminology 09 (Feat. Ghostface Killah) (Prod. Bt & Rza)

10. Fat Lady Sings (Prod. Rza)

11. Canal Street

12. 10 Bricks (Feat. Cappadonna & Ghostface Killah) (Prod. J-Dilla)

13. G-hide (Feat. Ghostface Killah) (Prod. Negro)

14. Rockstar (Feat. Inspectah Deck & Gza) (Prod. Rza)

15. Catalina (Feat. Busta Ryhmes) (Prod. Dr. Dre)

 16. 40 Deuce (Feat. Jadakiss & Styles P) (Prod. Scram Jones)

17. Walk Wit Me (Prod. Scram Jones)

18. We Will Rob You (Feat. Slick Rick, Gza & Masta Killah) (Prod. Allah Justice)

19. Have Mercy (Feat. Beanie Sigel)

20. Surgical Gloves (Prod. The Alchemist)

21. Nigga Me (Prod. Dr. Dre)

22. Mean Streets (Feat. Inspectah Deck) (Prod. Allah Mathematics)

23. Kiss The Ring (Feat. Inspectah Deck & Masta Killah) (Prod. Scram Jones)

24. Ason Jones (Prod. J-Dilla)

HHTT Salutes J Dilla

It’s now been three years since the passing of legendary producer Jay Dee, but Dilla’s music definately lives on. 

“Won’t Do” from The Shining