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Unreleased Dilla and the reopening of bling47

In a week 6 years has passed since J Dilla aka. Jay Dee left us, seems like yesterday we woke up to the sad and tragic news of his passing. We feel we lost the most gifted musician of all time. February is Dilla Month to commemorate J Dilla, and all over the globe people makes new mixes, DJ's having Dilla nights to celebrate his memory.

Waajeed of Platinum Pied Pipers and also around/part time member of Slum Village when all went down, relaunches his site which has been down for a couple of years now. He unveils three Dilla treasures listed below, and some beautiful short storys to go with them, fantastic stuff!

“I got this one on a cassette from T3 circa 1997. I’m not sure what it was for, or why Dilla had this on tape, but I thought it was hilarious. “Shut the F*ck Up and listen to this… this.” This kind of style was typical for our crew at this time – we were just finishing up the Fantastic Vol 1 album. It was never about what they said – but instead how they said it. We called it “R.A.W.” – Rugged And wild. And that is exactly what this one is – tape hiss and all. -Enjoy, Jeedo”

"There are plenty of music collectors that claim to have “All Things Dilla.” Maybe that’s true, if there is such a thing. With that said, I can honestly say that I’m fortunate enough to be amongst this breed. And it’s not because I am the most internet savvy or because I belong to some special  group of music nerds that have the rarest shit. In fact, I only have possession of this rareness because I happened to be there when it all happened!  And for whatever reason, call it divine intuition, I kept every cassette tape I was able to get my hands on.  I tried to collect every beattape, remix or freestyle possible. Even when we were just hanging out in Dilla’s basement in Conant Gardens, I’d often bring my hand held recorder and just tape us talking shit about any & everything.
Dilla was never the type to hoard music. Very often he’d make mixtapes for us to listen to while we drove around in his sparkling green Beamer. Those leather terracotta seats were the place to hear tracks that would never see the light of day to anyone outside of our small circle!  I remember it was a fall afternoon in 1996 and he and I were driving to a record store when he first played me the Ray J “Let It Go Remix” Version 1. I loved it then just as much as I do now. Excuse how quiet the recording is, I beat this tape up playing it over and over. The track was never released and only a very, very small hand full of people on this planet have even heard it. And now you will be among them… -Enjoy, Jeedo"

"On that fall afternoon in 1996, my jaw hit the floor as Dilla played the “Let It Go” Remix Version 1.  I looked at him as he turned the volume down half way and said in his soft stutter, “It’s — It’s cool, but I like this one better.” He turned the volume up to ten and my ears stood up anxiously waiting. I wondered how could he out do the first remix!?! The vocal played and all the elements slowly creeped in…  WOW!!! He only played it through to a little more than half of the track when he turned it down.  Laughing and covering his mouth, he said “That’s the one.” I told him to turn it back up. Version 2 was never released either. Its directly from the cassette I demanded to have when I got out of the car that afternoon. I’m still not sure which one I like better. Hit me on twitter at @jeedo47 to let me know which one you like better. -Enjoy, Jeedo"

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