Our human relationships with inanimate objects are surreal yet satisfying to the simplest parts of our mind.
My relationship with the eBay website has been one filled with turmoil, pure joy and loss.
Recently I was searching for records on eBay when I stumbled upon a dope remix record from De La Soul. The EP is entitled, "Mo Supa Sweet Stakes" and was essentially a combination of remixes from tracks on the De La Soul album, "Stakes is High". What is so ill about this record you might ask?
Ill cover featuring a painting of Maseo
I began to read the specs on the record when I realized that this record was more special than any other versions created before it.
This record ... was from J Dilla's record collection.
In an effort to raise money for J Dilla's "Ma Dukes" Foundation, a charity group that
donates to local charities and causes and along with supporting J Dilla's family upon his passing,
Ma Dukes releases various records and articles from Dilla's collection.
And this copy of "Mo Supa Sweet Stakes" was a part of the record collection of one of the
greatest Hip Hop producers of all time.
Take this as a lesson... Never hesitate on eBay. Never.
I hesitated for a day or so to see how the bidding would go, and someone snagged
it up for in hindsight, a very reasonable price.
Truth is, I got schooled on the auction for this record.
But I am telling you this for a reason my friends...
Don't sleep on this one.
Just released exclusively by Stones Throw records,
comes a J Dilla release that trumps a record from his collection in my opinion.
Upperhands Presents :
The J Dilla Box Set
Much like Dilla's beats The J Dilla boxset is a sign of craftsmanship and dedication.
Made from custom wood and steel hinges, this boxset most likely has the feeling
as if it is a real SP 1200 sampler you stole from J Dilla's studio.
Promo Video for the J Dilla Boxset
Whether you want to put it in a box and never open for sheer fear that it will be as
powerful as the briefcase from Pulp Fiction, or you want a piece of history to adorn
the mantle in your living room, this box set is for you.
Chock full of Stones Throw and Ma Dukes treats, this box set
takes you back in time visually and auditory.
Featured inside the Boxset are 4 Vinyl Records, One J Dilla Life History Booklet, One Cassette Tape and One 3 1/2 inch Floppy Disk for actual playback through a real SP 1200 sampler.
All media included in this Boxset are previously unreleased beats!!!
If you are as nerdy for Hip Hop as I am and also want to help a great cause,
To purchase the J Dilla Boxset and unleash the power of Hip Hop at it's finest.
RIP J Dilla