The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set) , featuring 40 J Dilla tracks, drops on August 26 , and is manufactured in the image and likeness of the late producer’s SP-1200. Check out the raw, unfinished, first take, “Filth,” which will be included on the limited edition project.
Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey tells Rolling Stone : “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.”
Rolling Stone adds: The box set will include four 10″ vinyl records from Dilla’s “Batches” collection, a commemorative booklet containing interviews with peers and music scholars, a limited-edition 3″ floppy disk containing one unreleased J Dilla production and a cassette featuring five unreleased tracks. The unreleased tracks are all, as Yancey puts it, “lost scrolls found in Dilla’s storage locker and gifted back to me.”
[Via Rolling Stone ]