12 PM | 23 Aug

Yancey Boys: “Quicksand” (feat. Common And Dezi Paige)

Delicious Vinyl brings you Sunset Blvd, the new album from Yancey Boys, the group piloted by John “Illa J” Yancey and Frank Nitt. The dynamic new collection is built around previously unheard tracks created by Illa J’s brother: the late, great J Dilla (James Yancey). With Frank Nitt’s standing as J Dilla Music Catalog Curator and the official approval of Yancey Media Group, all productions on Sunset Blvd originate from The Lost Scrolls — the stunning cache of beats Dilla left behind.

With its rapturous single “Quicksand” featuring Common, Sunset Blvd also teams Yancey Boys with De La Soul’s Posdnuos (“Beautiful”), The Pharcyde’s SlimKid3 (“Rock My World”), and T3 of Slum Village (“Jeep Volume”), making it clear that the Dilla legacy is being represented by those who knew and collaborated with Dilla in his lifetime. Additional guests on Sunset Blvd include DJs Rhettmatic, C-Minus, and JRocc (Beat Junkies) as well as rap roughneck Guilty Simpson and R&B strongman Eric Roberson. “We’ve created an album that would make Dilla proud,” says Frank Nitt, who grew up with Dilla in Detroit. “But this isn’t a nostalgia trip: Dilla’s beats were so future-forward that they’re right on time in 2013, and we’ve assembled the best artists possible to represent that.”

07 PM | 01 Aug

Yancey Boys: “The Fisherman” video

Yancey Boys Advance J Dilla’s Legacy With Release Of “The Fisherman” on Delicious Vinyl / Yancey Media Group 

(Los Angeles, CA): Delicious Vinyl proudly debuts a teaser from the forthcoming Yancey Boys LP Sunset Blvd., “The Fisherman”.

Yancey Boys are John “Illa J” Yancey and Frank Nitt. The new LP (due Sept. 17) is built around previously unheard tracks created by Illa J’s brother — the late, great J Dilla (James Yancey).

As anticipation builds for the first official single “Quicksand” (w/ Common & Dezi Paige), its b-side comes first. “The Fisherman” is a full-court press featuring a chorus from Vice and blistering rhymes from Detroit Serious. With cuts by J.Rocc of Beat Junkies, the track is, as Frank Nitt promises, “guaranteed to make you bang your head!”

Also debuting today is the video for “The Fisherman” directed by Rowe Shot Me, filmed on location in Detroit. For an eye-popping glimpse of rhyme-ready rapscallions taking a trip down the Detroit River in their nifty skiff, peep the clip on YouTube:

Yancey Boys – The Fisherman http://youtu.be/hErWq-TqSuQ

With Frank Nitt’s standing as J Dilla Music Catalog Curator and the official approval of Yancey Media Group, “The Fisherman” is officially sanctioned by the Dilla estate.

See Yancey Boys live this fall on the Welcome To Dillaville Tour alongside Detroit legends Slum Village. (Tour dates to follow shortly.) Rooted in history and realized in the present, this is a new chapter in the Yancey legacy.

10 AM | 12 Apr

Yancey Boys in LA: The Making of an Album

Detroit’s Yancey Boys, Illa J and Frank Nitt are in Los Angeles making a new album with beats left behind by the late great J Dilla. Between chilling in Long Beach and recording in Hollywood, illa & Frank found some time to take their jet black Mustang out to Spiritual Journey Tattoo & Tribal Gallery in Stanton, CA.