Prolific doesn’t even begin to describe the beloved late beat-maker J Dilla, whose posthumous catalog seems to grow every few months. “Dewitt To Do It” is one of four unreleased tracks found on Music From The Lost Scrolls, Vol. 1, which dropped today at Fat Beats. The 10-inch vinyl series was assembled by Frank Nitt of Dilla confidants Frank N Dank, and features Dilla on both beats and mic.
Directors Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen were winners of the Stones Throw video content last year, with their incredible clip for J Dilla’s “Last Donut of the Night.” They recently finished the official music video for “Round The Outside” from Karriem Riggins’ recently released album “Alone Together.”
House Shoes’ album “Let It Go” is out now via Tres Records!!
Here’s the second music video from the album, for the song “Castles” featuring Jimetta Rose, a song dedicated to J-1 “The Deer” (RIP). The video was directed by Greg Ponstingl. Life + Times premiered the “Castles” video and sat down with House Shoes to talk about all things Detroit, his title as “Detroit’s Hip Hop Ambassador,” J Dilla, and his new album “Let It Go.”
Stones Throw continues their wonderful podcast series, this time featuring Detroit’s own Karriem Riggins in support for his upcoming album “Alone Together” being released later this Fall. Karriem Riggins has produced for some of hip hop and soul’s elite, including Erykah Badu, Common, The Roots, J. Dilla, Slum Village, Madlib, Dwele, and many others. He’s also one of today’s most in demand jazz drummers, playing with jazz heroes which include Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd, etc while collaborating with Paul McCartney on his first studio release in five years. Karriem also is Diana Krall’s drummer and tours the world with her band.
Karriem Riggins’ upcoming album “Alone Together” is a 34 instrumental track voyage highlighting his various influences and jazz roots, and his podcast for Stones …