I may not be the most educated person when it comes to hip-hop, but the album I reviewed this week gave me a little taste of a genre I should probably get to know better. Late rapper J Dilla's Rebirth of Detroit Instrumentals is the record I'm referring to, and it takes the original record and brings you twelve incredible instrumental tracks. These twelve tracks are sure to get you grooving, even if you're just delving into the giant genre that is hip-hop (like me)! —Maddie
This one is a double LP, coming to you in two classy white record sleeves. Also inside the sleeve is a credits sheet, with a photograph of J Dilla when he was little, along with words from Yancey Media Group about the artist. The LP's cover features a photograph of the city that the album is named after.
My favorite song on the record is "My Victory," on Side C. The beat reminds me of the '70s, which is my second favorite era in music! I felt that I vibed the most with this track. Also really enjoyed "Big Thangs," from Side A, because of how different it is from say, "My Victory." Lots of variety on this record, which is totally cool.
What it's good for:
If you're going to a party or throwing one, make sure you have this album in hand. With a huge variety of beats on it, it won't disappoint! These instrumentals, like I said above, are perfect if you're interested in learning more about hip hop, but aren't sure who to start with. Also, who better to learn about it from than the legendary J Dilla?
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