J Dilla's "The King Of Beats" Album Announced, Single 'Filth' Released


Rolling Stone reported today that J Dilla will be releasing a brand new 40 track album, including five never-before-heard productions.

The title of the album is The King Of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set).

Rolling Stone says, “When revered hip-hop producer J Dilla passed away from complications from lupus in 2006, he left behind not only an expansive catalog of released productions, but a trove of beats that have never been heard. Dilla’s mom, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, has helped to oversee her son’s posthumous legacy and this summer, she’ll release The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set), featuring 40 J Dilla tracks.

“This project came about by a lot of soul searching and meditation as to what can I do now that my son has so many bootleg projects out by unknown artists without my approval,” Yancey tells Rolling Stone. “Now that I’m out of mourning and full of insight and feeling my son’s energy radiate around me, I wanted to do something different but iconic; Something that people would preserve and relish for a lifetime that spoke quality.”

Read the full story – via Rolling Stone