De La Soul is fresh off of trying their best to break the internet. Giving away their catalog (sans Grind Date) for free to build up anticipation for their new album appropriately titled You’re Welcome. The gifts just keep rolling too. Now we learn that they plan on dropping two mixtapes before the album drops Smell The D.A.I.S.Y. (Production by J Dilla) and Premiem Soul On The Rocks (Produced by DJ Premier & Pete Rock). This isn’t the year of the Horse, it’s the year of the De La.
“Dilla Plugged In” is the first track from Smell The Daisy and serves as an ode of sorts to the legendary Producer and his Ma Dukes.
Part 2 of Killer Boombox’s interview with Ma Dukes…well played fellas
Part two of our conversation with Maureen Yancey, known by the Hip Hop world as Ma Dukes, mother of iconic producer Dilla, . She sat down with us at high end sneaker shop, Bodega to discuss plans for the mountain of unrealeased Dilla tracks, how she still “talks” to Dilla daily, how the importance of the foundation named in his honor, creating a home/museum for the foundation, how Dilla inspired her to reach for her goals of education, her reaction to the art work from the Boston show and just exactly what she thinks of the slogan Dilla Changd My Life.