There’s a new batch of beats from J Dilla that’s about to be released this summer, and Ma Dukes is overseeing the project coming to fruition. This project will contain 40 tracks under one box set, called The King of Beats Box Set (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition).
Originally premiered on Rolling Stone, Ma Dukes spoke about how there are some artists out that are using her son’s work without her consent.
“This project came about by a lot of soul searching and meditation as to what can I do now that my son has so many bootleg projects out by unknown artists without my approval. Now that I’m out of mourning and full of insight and feeling my son’s energy radiate around me, I wanted to do something different but iconic; Something that people would preserve and relish for a lifetime that spoke quality.”
The box is made in the image and likeness of his first sampler/drum machine, the E-Mu SP-1200. The instrument was his first choice during his early days of his career, which was responsible for the works of many artists like ATCQ, The Pharcyde, Slum Village, and more. Ma Dukes assembled a team of family and industry professionals who spent nine months crafting this project for you to enjoy.
The King Of Beats box set will include:
- (4) 10 inch vinyl records featuring music from Jay Dee’s ‘Batches’
- (1) special edition cassette containing 5 unreleased tracks
- A commemoratve booklet containing interviews he did, rare and never before seen photos with provocative insight and perspective of the early years of Jay Dee’s career
- A limited edition 3 inch floppy disk containing (1) unreleased J Dilla production, multi-tracked and formatted specifically to upload within the actual E-Mu SP-1200 machine
Pre-orders of this collection set will begin this Tuesday, June 24th, and will be shipping out on August 26th. It will also be available at select retail outlets and also during Slum Village’s tour dates.
In the meantime, listen to the first single from the collection called Filth (stream above).