December 2, 2013


Joey Bada$$ Rhymes Over J Dilla Beat on "Two Lips"

Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ basically stumbled upon gold... also known in the hip-hop world as an unused J Dilla beat. The revered beat maker passed away in 2006 due to a rare blood disorder.

The track "Two Lips" is featured on a new seven-inch brought to us by Dilla's mother and Akomplice clothing. The release will benefit the J Dilla Foundation, an organization that provides musical instruments and music lessons to underprivileged children. The B side is J Dilla's original instrumental version of the song.

"Working on this project alongside Akomplice and the J Dilla Foundation was a great success," Bada$$ told Rolling Stone. "I thank both parties for allowing me to be a part of it and allowing me to use unreleased beats by my favorite producer of all time. It's a brighter day."