After you check out these rare photos of J Dilla’s record collection studio, be sure to take a minute to stop what you’re doing and appreciate some other recently unearthed goodness from the late Detroit king. And like those two Ray J remixes before it, this Dilla freestyle again stems from the archives of the folks at Bling47. Dubbed “Clap Your Hands,” it features the rapper-producer flexing some playful rhymes over his own jazzy instrumental. Here’s what Bling47 owner/acclaimed producer Waajeed said about the freestyle:
I got this one on a cassette from T3 circa 1997. I’m not sure what it was for, or why Dilla had this on tape, but I thought it was hilarious. “Shut the F*ck Up and listen to this… this.” This kind of style was typical for our crew at this time – we were just finishing up the Fantastic Vol 1 album. It was never about what they said – but instead how they said it. We called it “R.A.W.” – Rugged And wild. And that is exactly what this one is – tape hiss and all. -Enjoy, Jeedo
Awesome. Stream the freestyle below.