This is relatively old news, but I completely missed the boat on it when it first came out, and it’s dope, so I’m posting it anyways.
â€œHere it isâ€¦ a project I unofficially had done since 2006. It started when James Yancey a.k.a. J Dilla passed that February. To cope with the death of my favorite producer, who I liked to call my unofficial â€œmusical mentor,â€ I started making â€˜donutsâ€™ â€¦uncontrollably. I never planned to release any of the material out of respect for Dilla & his craft. Iâ€™ve shared some of the music with others, in which they would repeatedly ask me to hear it, so I decided to put a little something together and make it official.Â JUST FOR YAâ€™LL.This is a collection of beats created about 3 years ago. Some â€˜donutsâ€™ style, some just around that era of 14KT beats. â€œNow & Latersâ€ were always a favorite candy of mine. I used to go to Mindellâ€™s Pharmacy in Ypsilanti back in the day and buyÂ ALL of them. Sadly, I even stole change from my grandmaâ€™s (RIP) purse for them. They are addictive, yet fun to eatâ€¦ something I found mutual when making music at the time. Ironically, I fell back in love with â€œNowalatazâ€ around this era (ask my homey Sarah â€œMerk Merk,â€ haha). Enjoy.â€œ
As you might’ve guessed, Nowalataz has a distinctly Dilla vibe to it.Â Chock full of well-chopped soul samples and hard hitting drums, this LP is a regular slice of Detroit boom-bap goodness.
Download it here: 14KT – Nowalataz
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