[podcast summary below – *spoiler*]
You see, Jeff scours the planet for old albums and he finds these treasures some of everywhere including abandoned storage units. He was brought to one unit, that was years behind in rent, and found at least 6000 deteriorating vinyl records (mostly 70’s jazz records), and hundred’s of homemade cassette tapes. After digging through the storage unit even further, Jeff stumbled upon some junk mail under the name James Yancy.
Who was James Yancy? After researching on the net, Jeff realizes that Yancy is the one and only, musical genius, J DILLA . J Dilla, the legendary beat maker responsible for making music for the likes of; The Pharcyde, De La Soul, Common, Busta Rhymes, and Erykah Badu, just to name a few, had left all of this music behind after he died. This discovery came as a total shock to Jeff as the late great J. Dilla was one of the greatest producers all time. He knew he had struck a literal gold mine…but wasn’t quite prepared for what happened next.
Once word got out that Jeff was in possession of J. Dilla’s original and rare recordings, all hell broke loose. So-called associates of Dilla were antagonizing Jeff about his ownership of these records, and vulturous record labels were also coming out to stake ‘their’ claim.
Turned off my the madness, the vinyl shop owner decided to track down J. Dilla’s mother, Maureen Yancy, someone he knew would guide him in the right direction. After contacting her, and meeting her in person, in her ‘humbled abode’ in Detroit, he realized that she was in need of his help. J Dilla and his mom had lost everything from financially and physically battling his illness from Lupus. So Jeff turned every piece of J. Dilla’s undiscovered music over to her, and she began releasing new J Dilla EP’s, beginning with The Lost Scrolls – Part 1.
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The Lost Scrolls Vol.1 [Full EP]
1. Dewitt To Do It
2. Smack A Bitch
3. Yancey Boys — The Throwaway (feat. Frank Nitt)
4. Ruff And Rugged