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This is a scene from “Suite For Ma Dukes” a 3 disc DVD that was put together to continue the great works of art created by one of hip-hop’s prized producers Jay Dilla.
Most are just now finding out about Jay Dilla’s work, but from my first listen of Jay Dilla’s production back in 1993 I knew he was The TRUTH. I actually tried to sign Slum Village back then, (shout-out to Good Vibe Recordings & J-Cor Records). As the initial deal didn’t happen for the “Fantastic Vol. 2” album, I re-approached them once I was at Capitol Records and signed Slum Village for the “Trinity” album. Tho Jay Dilla’s absence from the project was well felt, I had to and felt necessary to license the classic “Fantastic Vol.2” for re-release.
Alot more to the story but who wants to read that in a blog?? Shit is newsstand worthy what I done did…
Yeah… I Do This Shit!!! For Real!
Projects like this is what Hip-hop should now be about… preserving the legacy of the greats in a classy, esteemed fashion.
J DIlla x Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
“Suite for Ma Dukes” - …
J Dilla music Composed and arranged for a 60 piece Orchestra by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson feat. special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli and more. This premiere performance is still on the minds of many. Mixed and mastered by legendary Grammy award winning producer/mixer, Bob Power. The man behind hundreds of pop and jazz recordings for such artists as Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest and more, he had also worked with Dilla while he was alive. Hiphop has never sounded or looked like this, welcome to a new era, a new scale and a new sound. Part of the proceeds of all Suite for Ma Dukes performances and recordings will go towards Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey and the heirs to the Dilla Estate.