Funny how things happen for a reason. I just downloaded De La Soul’s Da.I.S.Y. and while it was downloading I watched the Still Shining documentary on J Dilla on De La’s website. All of you should check it out to understand a fraction of the impact J Dilla had on some of Hip-Hop’s greatest. Shortly after watching it, I received an email to premiere “Yes Yes.” I didn’t even watch it and I replied with a “Yes Yes.” Oh, and I had just covered NYC’s first annual #NYLovesDilla show on Sunday.
When I posted up the single over a month ago, I thought it couldn’t get any better. Then they announced that all of the proceeds would go to charity. And now, we get a pretty hilarious video to go with it. The retro styled video comes complete with Jheri curls, disco balls, neon writing, and corny dance moves. But its all good because the music is far from corny. Illa J, Young RJ, and T3 hold it down on the mic while J Dilla did was he did best-composing flawless beats that could be harder than two day old grits or smoother than fresh honey. In this case, it’s most definitely the latter.
But I haven’t even told you the best news. This is the first single off of Slum Village’s Vintage EP. And after that? They’ll release an LP titled YES which will feature Chance The Rapper, Jon Connor, BJ The Chicago Kid, De La Soul, and Phife. YES is scheduled to make everyone’s life better this summer.
BTW: Peep the Throwback Thursday on the TV in the video. Didn’t plan on premiering the video so it would drop on #TBT, but like I said, funny how things happen for a reason.
Directed by: Ryan Lightbour
Bryan Hahn (@notupstate)