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J Dilla: The Rebirth Of Detroit

The Rebirth Of Detroit will be the third posthumous J Dilla album to come out of the woodwork, but this time it’s focused on Detroit and its artists. J Dilla's mother, Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancey, is curating the project and introduces it in the video below. She says: “The people on this project will be the closest and most dear friends that Dilla had. They worked with him, personally one on one and collaborated with others, and they have a vested interest in Detroit… It’s a tribute from the heart and soul of these people, and it’s something different than what’s been done in the past. This will bring together artists that have drifted away from one another…it’s a healing process for the city, and for the individuals.”

The Rebirth Of Detroit is due out by the end of the year, although no details of the line up or label are available yet.