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J Dilla - Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit - Downtempo Hip Hop - 2LP
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Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit



Label: BBE
BBEBGLP001
Series: The Beat Generation – 1
Format: 2 × Vinyl, 12", Album, 33 1/3 RPM
has inner sleeve
New
Country: UK
Released: 19 Mar 2001
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop downtempo Nu Jazz
Style: Electro, Soul, Latin, Conscious



Tracklist

A1 Welcome 2 Detroit 0:48
A2 Y'all Ain't Ready 1:29
A3 Think Twice
Trombone – Antwan Gardner
Instruments [All Other] – James Yancey
Written-By – L. Mizell, Mjabi, Sigidi
Keyboards, Trumpet – Dwelle 3:52
A4 The Clapper
Rap [Guest] – Blu
Producer – Karriem Riggins
Co-producer – Jay Dee 2:06





B1 Come Get It
Rap [Guest] – Elzhi 5:04
B2 Pause
Rap [Guest] – Frank-N-Dank 2:45
B3 B.B.E. (Big Bootie Express) 2:07
B4 Beej-N-Dem Pt.2
Rap [Guest] – Beej 2:50




C1 Brazillian Groove (EWF)
Instruments [All Other] – James Yancey
Percussion [Claves] – Frank Bush
Keyboards, Guitar [Lead] – Dwelle 1:30
C2 It's Like That
Rap [Guest] – Hodge Podge, Lacks 4:04
C3 Give It Up 3:07
C4 Rico Suave Bossa Nova
Drums, Percussion – Karriem Riggins
Instruments [All Other] – James Yancey
Percussion [Claves] – Frank Bush 1:25




D1 Featuring Phat Kat
Rap [Guest] – Phat Kat 3:41
D2 Shake It Down 2:57
D3 African Rhythms 1:35
D4 One 1:28



Credits
Drums [Live] – Karriem Riggins
Engineer – J-Dilla
Engineer, Mixed By – Todd Fairall
Executive Producer – James Yancey (tracks: James "J-Dilla" Yancey), Lee "Scratch" Bright, Peter "Monty Burns" Adarkwah
Keyboards [Live], Trumpet, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Bass Guitar – Dwelle
Mixed By – James "J-Dilla" Yancey
Other [African Rhythms] – Plunky Branch*
Producer – James Yancey (tracks: A1-A3, B1-D4)
Trombone [Live] – Antwan Gardner



All songs produced for Pay-J Productions except: The Clapper produced by Karriem Riggins (ASCAP), Karriem Riggins Music, co-produced for Pay-J Music (ASCAP), Polygram Universal Publishing.
Dwele appears courtesy (Timotheous Entertainment/Virgin Records).

Recorded at at Pay-J Studios, Studio A, Dearborn, MI. All songs mixed at Studio A, Dearborn, MI.




Track durations and BPM are not present on the record.
BPM:
A1: 88 | A2: 100 | A3: 100 | A4: 88
B1: 95 | B2: 95 | B3: 96 | B4: 96
C1: 94-96 | C2: 96 | C3: 91 | C4: 99
D1: 89 | D2: 86 | D3: 91 | D4: 98



Another great collection of beats by Jay Dee, a must have for any fan of Slum Village! This, his first solo project, definately illustrates his passion for real hip-hop grooves, and, like all of Slum Village's work, is a breath of fresh air in todays' smog of rap bravado, pompousness, and over-materialism without substance.


Here we see actual musical substance, as in "African Rhythms," and an amazing guest appearance of Elzhi (sp?), one of the gifted lyricists of Slum Village. This also gives Jay Dee the opportunity to do what I would call the "Pete Rock or Erik Sermon thing," where a producer and DJ also is the main MC heard on the record, and like the aformentioned hip-hop legends, Jay Dee shines.


Jay Dee stuff is out in abundance now, but the reason may not be the one you think. (R.I.P.) Fact is, Dilla was reaching the height of his popularity after a long climb, and Donuts was perhaps his most critically acclaimed work. People have been scrambling to compile the man's back catalogue for months. This is obviously a key piece: his production album for BBE back in 2001 featuring Detroit/SV affiliates like Phat Kat, Frank N Dank, Elzhi and others.



J Dilla - Think Twice


One of my favorite Dilla tunes. It's a smooth Jazzy, Hip-hop instrumental. Yes, J flipped another great joint. I've uploaded some random Dilla pictures, friends and label artists. For example Peanut Butter Wolf, Frank N Dank, Medaphoare aka MED, Madlib, Loot Pack, Charizma, Slum Village, Stones Throw owners and his mother. Also check out de records he was working on. R.I.P to a genius.

J Dilla was a genius, and this cover /remix of a famous Blue Note track was sheer genius.





J Dilla - Ya'll Aint Ready





J Dilla - African Rhythms (Instrumental)

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 25 October, 2011.

 
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