Earlier this week we told you about the start of Ruff Draft Records, the label directed by Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancy, mother of J Dilla, who passed away in 2006. The first title (due out in June) will be “Rebirth of Detroit”, an album featuring Detroit MCs like Guilty Simpson, Chuck Inglish, Danny Brown and brother Illa J rapping over Dilla's beats. Now we know that that won't be the only previously unreleased Jay Dee material coming out at short notice.
Mahogany, the label directed by Moodymann, will release the “Dillaroit EP”, a mini album featuring twelve unknown Dilla tracks. Created in collaboration with Yancey Media Group and the J-Dilla Foundation, it will be released on the 25th May in the USA and the 12th June across the rest of the world
Below you'll find fragments of some of the tracks, with comments by the legend's mother.