The Legend of J Dilla (Jay Dee) to me…

10th of February 2006 the day the one and only Jay Dee passed. I remember my barber at the time called me up in bits telling me he'd passed. Around this time would probably be my height of Stanism for Jay. I really felt it when he died, we don't know these artists/producers personally but … Continue reading The Legend of J Dilla (Jay Dee) to me…


What a week in music!

So in the last week we've had albums from Oddisee, Jonwayne, Thundercat, DJ Jazzy Jeff and his personal selection of DJ's, producers, songwriters etc and the much-anticipated GSAP (Gang signs and Prayer) by UK artist Stormzy. On top of this Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj have exchanged indirect bars over remixes before it bubbled over … Continue reading What a week in music!

Anderson.Paak – the new go to guy?

Another "new" artist, 29 year old Anderson.Paak hailing from Oxnard, California who recently featured all over Dr Dre's Compton album. Now I will admit the Compton album was the first time I'd heard him myself but he's already put in a lot of work. Prior to this he's released 4 projects and been a drummer … Continue reading Anderson.Paak – the new go to guy?

Jay Rock 90059 Album Review

TDE's very own hitter Jay Rock finally dropped his 90059 album on 11th September after an interesting marketing campaign from the label. The release date for Jay Rocks album was put up as October 2016 and would only be pushed forward with each pre order until they upped the date to September 2015. A bit … Continue reading Jay Rock 90059 Album Review