The Yancey Boys’s (Frank Nitt & Illa J) “Sunset Blvd” album will be released next week on Tuesday, October 29th via Delicious Vinyl. The album is entirely produced by the late, J. Dilla, after a group of unheard beat tapes were discovered, never heard by the general public and used to help craft the album spearheaded by both Frank Nitt and Illa J. The album features guest appearances from Common, Talib Kweli, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Guilty Simpson, J. Rocc and others.
On October 29th, Delicious Vinyl will release the second Yancey Boys album entitled “Sunset Blvd.” Consisting of Illa J (J. Dilla’s younger brother) and Frank Nitt (Frank N Dank), the album features production entirely from the late, J. Dilla, featuring a new batch of beats that was recently unearthed. The album features Common, T3, Talib Kweli, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Guilty Simpson, J. Rocc, DJ Rhettmatic and others. As Frank Nitt states, “We created an album that would make Dilla proud. But this isn’t a nostalgia trip: Dilla’s beats were so future-forward that they’re right on time in 2013, and we’ve assembled the best artists possible to represent that.”
J Dilla’s “Sunset Blvd” instrumental beats will be also included on Digital, CD and Vinyl formats.
The upcoming Yancey Boys album, the group piloted by John “Illa J” Yancey and Frank Nitt, are preparing their upcoming album “Sunset Blvd” dropping later this fall via Delicious Vinyl. Entirely produced by the late, great, J Dilla (James Yancey), the album features a cache of Dilla beats recently discovered. As Frank Nitt states “We’ve created an album that would make Dilla proud. But this isn’t a nostalgia trip: Dilla beats were so future-forward that they’re right on time in 2013 and we’ve assembled the best artists possible to represent that.”
Today, enjoy the song “Quicksand” featuring long time friend and collaborator, Common, with Dezi Paige singing on the song’s chorus. “Quicksand” is the A-Side of the first single to “Sunset Blvd” available today and the B-Side features the song “Fisherman” which features J. Rocc (Beat Junkies/Stones Throw) & Detroit Serious. If you missed the music video to “Fisherman” that was recently released, the video is also below.
Stay tuned for release date and more info regarding “Sunset Blvd” coming soon.
The JazzReggae Festival at UCLA is celebrating its 27th year this Memorial Day Weekend! The amazing music from performers Santigold, Common, Ziggy Marley, Barrington Levy, and Mr. Vegas are just one of many brilliant aspects of the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA. JazzReggae proudly hosts a diverse array of 30 food vendors ranging from coastal Jamaican to fresh Vegetarian and Vegan, and a unique display of 33 craft vendors selling apparel, jewelry, and beyond. The art showcased in the art exhibit will come from the X is the Weapon collective, Sole bike shop, Canlove: A Graffiti Recycling Program, and installations designed by UCLA students. With an awesome music lineup, distinguished art displays and a diverse selection of delicious food from all over LA, the festival provides an enriching experience that can …
Can’t make it out to the Grammy’s? Wish you could be around to rub elbows with some of your favorite musical acts? Well, URB Magazine’s, @phil_enn has rustled up a pair of tickets to join him at one of the many Grammy Parties going down this weekend. This one just happens to be featuring Two-time Grammy Award Winning, Common, International Superstar, Vikter Duplaix, and the mastermind behind Kanye West’s ‘Mercy’, Twilite Tone!
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