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There seems to be an unwritten rule in groups, no matter what genre: That once a key member either leaves or passes away, the morale of the group is never the same and usually for the worse. 844 more words


J Dilla "Still Shinning" (Documentary)

Today would be Jay Dee’s 41st birthday and his life should always be revered and respected. Dilla was a super genius when it came to production and for the life of me, I still wonder HOW he did it all. 68 more words



Good afternoon internet readers! I’ll have two posts today because of my lack of posting yesterday. There’s always so much to do! This first post is a 45-minute mix of songs from the greatest hip-hop producer to ever do it, the late, great… 126 more words


I Got You- A Lesson In Leadership and Consideration

Brother Solo and Ma Dukes; circa 2011

Barnes brother Solo tagged along with me last week when I took my mother to the eye clinic for a minor procedure. 948 more words

Talib Kweli & Ma Dukes J. Dilla Episode by The Combat Jack Show

Great interview with Talib Kweli and Ma Dukes, mother of the late great J Dilla. About an hour and ten minutes in, Ma Dukes speaks about Dilla’s battle with lupus. 24 more words


Ma Dukes: The Woman Behind J. Dilla

Behind every man is the amazing woman who raised him. Meet Maureen Yancey better known as Ma Dukes, Mother of one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time , J. 210 more words

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