Last year, we showed you some studio footage of Cool Kids Chuck Inglish in the studio with Ma dukes as part of the Rebirth of Detroit project, which put Motown’s best MCs on pothumous beats by the beloved J Dilla. The album hit stores yesterday, and we have two tracks to share, including “Detroit Game,” which features Inglish and Boldy James on top of an amazing Dilla beat the samples David Essex’s classic “Rock On” (we’re guessing the Betty Moon cover).
Even though he came to fame in Chicago’s hip-hop scene as one half of The Cool Kids, Chuck Inglish is a Detroit native, which makes him eligible to participate in the much anticipated posthumous J Dilla project, The Rebirth of Detroit. This clip captures the day Chuck entered the studio to record his contribution, under the watchful eye of Ma Dukes. We don’t get to actually hear any of what Chuck laid down, but it’s still a nice taste of what is to come from this project.
In the grand scheme of posthumous hip-hop, J Dilla is still well behind folks like Tupac in releases from beyond the grave. But the deceased producers mother, known affectionately as Ma Dukes, has announced a new project entitled The Rebirth of Detroit, featuring many of Dilla’s former Motor City collaborators, as well as new music from the great man himself. …MORE