The word "legend" is often thrown around the blogosphere recklessly, but it's damn near
impossible to use anything less to describe the late James "J Dilla" Yancey. And while the trend of releasing a trailer in anticipation of an upcoming project, video or single track may often leave us mildly perplexed, this Rebirth of Detroit teaser is received with open arms. The video takes the viewer through the city of Detroit while residents of all shapes and sizes show their love for their hometown hero. We even get a cameo from his mother, Maureen "MaDukes" Yancey, who released the following statement along with the project:
"This will bring together artists that have drifted away from one another and haven't been
able to work with each other lately. It's a healing process for the city. For individuals, it's going to bring back the love and the passion for the music and for what hip-hop has to offer."
Rebirth of Detroit is set for a June 12th release so how 'bout we ditch those summer diets in favor of some donuts. Check the teaser after the bounce, and visit J Dilla's official website for more information.
After the bounce