In light of what would have been Dilla Dawg’s 39th birthday, !llmind puts together a 4-track instrumental EP that he explains below.
J Dilla, what more can I say about the man that hasn’t been said already. He’s one of the greatest. When I started messing with beat making in the late 90’s, he was the one producer I studied. I still study him, to this day. During a time period of about 5 years, I was in “beat-making-boot-camp”, or “5 beats a day for 3 summers” as Kanye would say. I trained my ear and was inspired by Dilla the whole time. This is a collection of 4 beats (out of thousands) that I made during that time period. I hope you enjoy! Rest in power J Dilla. Forever. – !llmind
With over 3,000 instrumentals floating around his hard drives over the years, !llmind decided to liberate a collection of beats he created between 2000-2002.
It was an exciting time for me because I had ZERO placements, I had JUST copped an Ensoniq ASR-10 keyboard, and I was making, like, 10 beats a day. It was crazy. I was still pretty wet behind the ears, and after hearing it, you will notice the heavy J Dilla influence (R.I.P.).
Final leak off Jaren Evan’s upcoming 4th Chapter EP, due out June 26th. After the jump you can check out the first installment of dude’s new web series; which looks at the creation process behind the project.
Directed by T.S. Pfeffer (of Pier Pictures) and Zachary “Seer” Field.
Off Illmind and company’s upcoming project, The Shark and Helicopter, dropping this Thursday.
Bazooka is a bizarre story about two brothers, a madman artist and a Hollywood pop demon. Bent on rescuing his brother from the blindness of material success the artist sets off on a mission equipped with avocado grenades and a banana bazooka.
Hit the jump for the artwork, tracklist and flyer for the release party.
I swear this came out over a year ago, but I can’t quite recall. Either way, I’ll just use this post to let y’all know that Thoth is said to be releasing a new mixtape with Statik Selektah. Features and production from the likes of Raekwon, Mistah F.A.B, Danny Brown, Guilty Simpson, Termanology, Planet Asian, Chaundon, !llmind, Swiff D and more.