Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey recently revealed some details about the forthcoming release of her son J Dilla‘s latest posthumous album, The Rebirth of Detroit. The album is slated for release in the fall.
The album will consist of brand new and unreleased material from Dilla, and will feature solely artists from his hometown of Detroit.
“It’s a tribute from the heart and soul of these people,” Ma Dukes said in a video statement. “It’s something different than what’s been in the past.”
“This will bring together artists that have drifted away from one another and haven’t been able to work with each other lately,” Mrs Yancey continued. “It’s a healing process for the city…for individuals its going to bring back the love passion and the passion for the music and for what Hip-Hop has to offer…Hip-Hop is a culture, it’s not a passing fancy. It’s thriving and growing, in a wonderful way. It has a positive message and learning experience for all ages.”
Dilla passed away from complications related to lupus in 2006.
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