Today marks what would be the 33rd birthday for late hip-hop/R&B producer (Tribe Called Quest, Common, Ghostface Killah, among others) J. Dilla (ne James Yancey, a.k.a. Jay Dee), who succumbed to complications from lupus one year ago next week. His second posthumous release, Ruff Draft (which follows on the heels of last year's The Shining), will be re-released March 20 via Stones Throw Records as a two-CD set with bonus tracks. One such track, "Make'em NV," highlights Dilla's affinity for buoyant hip-hop, boasting rugged and crisp beats ballasted by twinkling chimes.
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J. Dilla - "Make'em NV" DOWNLOAD MP3
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J. Dilla at stonesthrow.com
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