Fellow editor Eric Soul, just threw this one at me and I was in complete disbelive….according to Pitchfork…a lot of what was, J Dilla’s collection is now on Sale. If this is true…the same records that created numerous classic gems, can now be yours for cheap. This is sad news…as these records should collectibles by now, with immense value to any music fan.
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If you want to own a record that once belonged to J Dilla and you live near Detroit, here’s your chance. The Detroit News reports (via the Daily Swarm) that Royal Oak record store UHF has between 7,000-8,000 records that they believe belonged to Dilla. The collection is on sale at the store now.
According to the Detroit News, UHF’s Jeff Bubeck got the collection from an abandoned storage unit in Clinton Township. Included in the collection were “mountains of 94-cent Earth, Wind & Fire LPs,” but also lyric booklets, junk mail addressed to James Yancey, and cassette tapes labeled “Jaydee Beats.” The store released the first batch of the collection on Record Store Day.
Bubeck intends to share some of the proceeds with the J Dilla Foundation, but his attempts to contact the foundation and Dilla’s mother, Maureen Yancey, have been unsuccessful so far. Dilla was a notorious record collector, as illustrated by ?uestlove’s heartbreaking “5-10-15-20” story about his prized Brazilian Stevie Wonder EP. – via Pitchfork