Now with the verification from Ma Dukes, a limited amount of J Dilla’s personal record collection is being offered for sale with a signed and numbered certificate from Ma Dukes!
These records come from the storage unit that Dilla and Ma Dukes moved his records and personal recordings in after his Detroit basement flooded. Then shortly thereafter he moved to Los Angeles. The storage unit was left by Dilla and taken care of by Ma Dukes but lost once Dilla fell ill and priorities changed. After 5 years it was recently found again. The back payments and fees were paid and Ma Dukes was reunited with the contents she last saw just before leaving to L.A. to take care of Dilla. A planned 2 week trip that turned into years.
All the J Dilla (Slum Village...etc.) test pressings, personal recordings, personal items, tapes, along with a large portion of the record collection are being held by Ma Dukes for inclusion in a possible future Hip Hop museum and upcoming record release projects.
What you will receive:
1) A signed and numbered certificate from Maureen Yancey (Ma Dukes) stating the LP record you will receive is from J Dilla's personal collection.
2) An LP originally bought by Dilla (on one of his many crate diggin’ expeditions) still in the loose bag Dilla put all his records in. None of the records have been cleaned or checked for defects. You will receive it just as it was in Dillas collection, possible writing on covers, old price tags, fingerprints and all.
The certificates are numbered with the plan of an online registry for Dilla fans to list their Dilla Collection LP. Including the artist, title, and whether any tracks on the LP are known to have been sampled by Dilla. This registry is dependent on the sales of the limited amount of the collection and response from the fans. Visit the J Dilla foundation web site for future updates.
Records are being chosen randomly (Ma’s Choice) so please do not send any requests, it will not be answered.
Shipping is $3.99 for Domestic Media mail plus $1.00 for each additional record.
International Shipping is First Class anywhere in the world for $15.99. Please add $2.00 per additional record up to 4 total.
Proceeds from the sale of these records go to benefit the J Dilla Foundation. Please visit the foundation web site and support Ma Dukes and all the foundations efforts!