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This is the last of the J Dilla collection that will be available at the "buy it now" price. When these are gone, that is it!!
Now with the verification from Ma Dukes, a limited amount of J Dilla’s personal record collection is being offered for sale with a signed and numbered certificate from Ma Dukes!
Years ago J Dilla moved a large collection of records, personal test presses and audio master tapes into a storage until after his Detroit basement studio flooded. Shortly thereafter he moved to Los Angeles.
The storage unit was left by Dilla and taken care of by his mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, but attention and priorities soon shifted: Dilla became seriously ill and hospitalized, and with his mother at his side in Los Angeles during a planned two-week visited that turned into years, the unit was lost.
In Spring of 2012, the entire collection was finally recovered. The back payments and fees were paid – Ma Dukes was reunited with the contents she last saw just before leaving to L.A. to take care of Dilla. All the J Dilla(Slum Village...etc.)test pressings, personal recordings, personal items, tapes, along with a large portion of the record collection are being held by Ma Dukes for inclusion in a possible future Hip Hop museum and upcoming record release projects.
What you will receive:
1) A signed and numbered certificate from Maureen Yancey (Ma Dukes) stating the LP record you will receive is from J Dilla's personal collection.
2) An LP originally bought by Dilla (on one of his many crate diggin’ expeditions) still in theplastic bag Dilla put all his records in. None of the records have been cleaned or checked for defects. You will receive it just as it was in Dillas collection, possible writing on covers and labels, old price tags, fingerprints and all.
The certificates are numbered with the plan of an online registry for Dilla fans to list their Dilla Collection LP. Including the artist, title, and whether any tracks on the LP are known to have been sampled by Dilla. This registry is dependent on the sales of the limited amount of the collection and response from the fans. Visit the J Dilla foundation web site for future updates.
Records are being chosen randomly (Ma’s Choice) so please do not send any requests, it will not be answered.
If you make the mistake of buying multiple records at different transactions and not just changing the quantity above, we cannot help. We are receiving thousands of questions/messages during the record sale and logistically are not staffed to fix all the requests for combined shipping after the sale. Please be patient for message answers. Again we are receiving thosands and cannot answer until sale is complete. Thanks!
Shipping - US Domestic Media Mail is $4.00 for the first record and $2.00 per additional record shipped in one box.
Due to a rise in US Postal rates in January, there is a limited of 4 records per shipment for international packages. International shipping is $18.99 for the first LP and $2.25 for each additional up to 4 records per package.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE INCLUDED APARTMENT AND SUITE NUMBERS IN YOUR REGISTERED ADDRESS. WE CAN ONLY SHIP TO THE REGISTERED ADDRESS AND HAVE ALREADY HAD MANY PEOPLE WRITE STATING THEIR ADDRESS IS WRONG. ONCE IT HAS SHIPPED THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT YOUR PACKAGE.
Proceeds from the sale of these records go to benefit the J Dilla Foundation. Please visit the foundation web site and support Ma Dukes and all the foundations efforts!