JELLYFISH RECORDINGS & CHERCHEZ LA FEMME PRESENT
OFFICIAL DILLA DAY VANCOUVER ? FEB 20TH @ FORTUNE
& Potatohead People (AstroLogical & Nick Wisdom) 7" Vinyl Release Party!
COME CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF THE LEGENDARY PRODUCER J DILLA WITH YOUR LOCAL DILLA HEADS.
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL J DILLA TRIBUTE EVENT AND FUNDRAISER. WE WILL BE DONATING TO THE J DILLA FOUNDATION!!!
JELLYFISH RECORDINGS WILL ALSO BE CELEBRATING THEIR FIRST 7" VINYL RELEASE WITH NEW YORK LABEL BASTARD JAZZ FOR THE SINGLE 'BACK TO MY SHIT' FT. FRANK NITT BY POTATOHEAD PEOPLE (ASTROLOGICAL & NICK WISDOM)
Listen to it here: http://tinyurl.com/amz7jrc
Facebook Page: http://tinyurl.com/bhcfkhf
Music Provided By
FRANK NITT (Detroit/LA)
Associated with the late J Dilla and a member of the revered Detroit underground, Frank Nitt (born Frank Bush) launched his career in the late '90s, joining fellow rapper Dankery Harv in the group Frank-n-Dank. After scoring an underground hit with the 2000 track "Everybody Get Up!," the duo would land on Dilla's Welcome 2 Detroit album (2001) before signing a deal with major label MCA. In 2003, their Dilla-produced official debut album would be rejected by the label and quickly became a bootleg favorite with the hip-hop faithful. It's non-release would also slow the band, although not its members, with both Nitt -- sometimes using the classic gangster spelling Frank Nitty -- and Harv both releasing solo efforts. Frank would drop The Concert Hall EP in 2008 on the Digipop label, while his 2010 EP Jewels in My Backpack would land on Delicious Vinyl. A year later he would join producer Madlib for Medicine Show No. 9: Channel 85 Presents Nittyville, a conceptual album that was also part of Madlib's ambitious 13-album Medicine Show series. In 2012 he penned a short (48 pages) memoir titled The View from the Underground. It was included with the packaging of that year's Digipop album Stadium Music.
ILLA J (Delicious Vinyl)
John ‘Illa J’ Yancey is a hip hop producer/MC from Detroit, Michigan and is also the younger brother of the late legendary producer J Dilla. In 2006 after the passing of his older brother, Illa J was invited by the live band Guerrilla Funk Mob to perform Dilla’s rhymes at a Detroit tribute show, a concept which was taken on the road soon after for a European tour. A self-released EP was issued in 2007, featuring self-productions, with the exception of one track (“Me and My Brother”) produced by Jay Dee.
On November 4, 2008 Illa J released his debut full length album entitled Yancey Boys on Delicious Vinyl. The album finds Illa rhyming and singing over a treasure trove of previously untouched Jay Dee productions and represents both a full-circle collaboration and a whole new beginning in the story of the exceptionally musical Yancey brothers.
In recent news, A digital-only release, "The Throwaway" has been the initial offering from from what J Dilla Music Catalogue Curator Frank Nitt has dubbed 'The Lost Scrolls' — previously unreleased productions from the considerable body of work Dilla left behind. This particular premium production has been laced with new verses and hooks from Illa J (Dilla's younger brother) and Frank Nitt (Frank & Dank).
Listen here: http://tinyurl.com/as65yo9
WITH SUPPORT FROM
NICK WISDOM (Potatohead People/Jellyfish/Chapel Sound)
HEADSPACE (Jellyfish/Chapel Sound)
A-RO THE NAUT (Elekwent Folk/Chapel Sound)
YOUNG BRAISED (YoungBraised.com)
JOLIN RAS (OUTERBOUND/SPACECAMP)
CHERCHEZ LA FEMME