Something That Means Something
September 5, 2013 7:56 PM Subscribe
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When record store owner Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection out of an abandoned storage unit, he has no idea what he’s stumbled across. Jeff learns the collection once belonged to the late great J. Dilla, one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. Along with the thousands of LP’s from Dilla’s personal collection, there is something else that is uncovered, something huge...
Jeff also learns that Jay's mom Maureen Yancey is in serious debt
, receiving his medical bills but no royalties
So, Jeff decided to turn the whole contents of the storage unit over to her, and on advice from others she searches the tapes left amidst the other contents of the unit for more than just the comfort of her son's voice. What she finds is what others had suspected, that Dilla had left (or hidden) a hundred or more tracks within them. These are the "Lost Scrolls". Vol. 1
has been released this year
, but there's apparently years and years of material left.
Mom has also set up the J Dilla Foundation
, to provide inner-city music programs and scholarships for young musicians attending schools with progressive musical cirricula.