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J Dilla

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    The Nine Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, September 19-25

    Good god, Dallas. It's going to be a cheap Monday. This weekend you've got live music in the city, in the suburbs, Fort Worth, and everywhere else in between. Unfortunately it's not a matter of who you're going to see, it's who you're going to have to miss. It's 2013, and though we were promised je ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Dawn Richard Makes Local Appearance and Reaches Top 10

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Lance Price, CD Source owner, was exhilarated to have Dawn Richard make an appearance at his s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Wishes Come True in Dallas

    Who says wishes don't come true? Last year, as I thought what could I do more of in this town in the new year, a few things came to mind. A Riff Raff live performance. Check, thank to March's South by So What bill. A late-night coffee option where I could pretend to get a little work done. Well, loo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Erykah Badu Lectures, Partners With Mark Ronson, Mos Def, Trombone Shorty, Dap-Kings

    Got two hours to kill? Then, by all means, give the above clip of Miss Erykah Badu talking to the folks at the Red Bull Music Academy a watch and hear her talk about her sonic evolution, her musical upbringing and the debt she owes to artists such as J Dilla. Alas, if you don't have two hours -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Last Night: Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) at House of Blues

    Black Star, Playdough, Topic House of Blues September 7, 2011 Better than: being blown away by a firearm. Mike BrooksMos Def in Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" ride post-show.​ Although each has enjoyed a remarkable solo career as one of the most important names in hip-hop today, Mos Def and Talib K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Afro Monk Perpetuates The Local Scene With Record Label Exposing Up-and-Coming Talents

    Musicians are undoubtedly influenced by the music they listen to. An artist's musical selections can sometimes even foretell what a next album might sound like. So if you've ever wondered what the artists who grace your stereo are getting funky to, here's your chance to find out. Every week, I'll as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Pedestrian Playlist: What Does Dallas Maverick DJ Whiz T Listen To?

    Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to people of interest in the metroplex about their taste in music, including likes, dislikes, and guilty pleasures. We're calling it Pedestrian Playlist -- because, hey, everyone listens to music.DJ Whiz T at work.​The Dallas Maverick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 4: DJ A1

    ​This week's DC9er takes you behind the booth with Dallas-based, hip-hop expert DJ A1. Having been exposed to DJ culture at a young age (back in the day, he used to tag along with his cousin, who was a DJ at the time), A1 entered his first DJ battle at age 16--and he came in second place. Not too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Erykah Badu Formally Announces New Amerykah, Pt. II Details--Which Pushes Its Release Date Back Till Late March, Oh Well.

    Cooler than the other side of the pillow.​The formal press announcement concerning Erykah Badu's upcoming New Amerykah, Pt. II: Return of the Ankh release just came through the inbox and, well, some bad news: The disc, originally slated for a February 23 release, has had its date pushed back a mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Year in Review: The Best Hip-Hop of 2009: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love da Bomb

    While year-end, catch-all wrap-ups are common to every musical genre, in no other style of music do they turn into the hand-wringing, "state of the game" examinations that hip-hop seems to provoke. (I've certainly written a few.) We worry because we care, of course. But at some point, like a thirty- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Gig Reminder: Mos Def at House of Blues Tonight

    Straight from the dead tree edition, courtesy Observer contributor Nate Patrin...Ten years after Mos Def's solo debut, Black on Both Sides, fans might've looked at his subsequent uneven catalog and started to wonder if their fondest memories of him in the '00s would consist mostly of his Chappelle' ... More >>

  • Music

    August 13, 2009

    Mos Def

    Tuesday, August 18, at House of Blues

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Over The Weekend: De La Soul at House of Blues

    De La Soul with Kenan Bell and Rhythm Roots AllstarsHouse of BluesJuly 31, 2009Better than: shows from performers ten years younger than these headliners.​It was interesting to see what the scene would look like for a rap act celebrating 20 years since its debut album; it seemed like it'd be the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Today In Music News: The Killers Do Covers, Beyonce Gets Validation, A Gossip Girl Gets A Deal, and J Dilla Gets Another Release

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, April 27, 2009...In a move that screams "contractual obligation," The Killers are prepping a live DVD and covers album for release.Looks like the Today clip of Beyonce singing horribly was "just a goof" made by some dude.The girl who plays the bitch ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008

    Erykah Badu Has Returned

    The songstress burst through her stuggles with writer's block and created a solid record

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    J Dilla

    Ruff Draft (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Pop's Kid

    DJ Rob Viktum's unlikely upbringing was in—get this—Amarillo

  • Music

    February 8, 2007
  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Various Artists

    Stones Throw and Adult Swim Present: Chrome Children (Stones Throw Records)

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2006

    D Does Dilla

    J Dilla died earlier this year at the age of 32. On Saturday, Dallas' hip-hop community turned out to pay its last respects. The career of J Dilla (born James Yancey) was illustrious, if tragically abbreviated. A solid and soulful Detroit beat wizard who produced seminal work with an impressive list ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Plus: Smells Like Indie Spirit

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Okay, Player

    Rap has always been about community. Now the community is online.

  • Music

    November 14, 2002
  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Various Artists

    Off-Centre: A Riot on Old Street (BBE), Beats & Pieces Volume Two (BBE), Funk Rock (BBE)

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Jay Dee

    Welcome 2 Detroit (BBE)

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