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J Dilla's Life Story Published As A Children's Book

J Dilla's Life Story Published As A Children's Book

Following the recent acquisition of J Dilla's fabled MPC, by The Smithsonian as part of a permanent collection at their National Museum of African American History and Culture. The life story of J Dilla's early years is the subject of a new illustrated children's book. Inspired by stories from Dilla's mother, Maureen 'Ma Dukes' Yancey-Smith, who also narrated an interactive audio component to the book.

Two versions of the book will be available, a standard edition and a deluxe edition which includes an audio USB. All proceeds will go to the J Dilla Foundation. The book is out on 22nd November.

Source: The Vinyl Factory

[UPDATE] Second Wave Of Marvel's Hip Hop Covers Features Wu-Tang Clan, Chance The Rapper And More

[UPDATE] Second Wave Of Marvel's Hip Hop Covers Features Wu-Tang Clan, Chance The Rapper And More

Update 17/09/16: As reported by Mass Appeal, Marvel has unveiled a new batch of hip hop covers featuring ScHoolboy Q, Insane Clown Posse and Action Bronson to name a few.

Check them out below.

Doctor Strange and The Sorcerers Supreme / ScHoolboy Q

Foolkiller / Insane Clown Posse

Solo / Action Bronson & Alchemist

Great Lakes Avengers / MC Lyte

Rocket Raccoon / Tyler, The Creator

Original Article: Hip hop and comic books have had a long and storied connection, from MC Daniel Dumile's moniker MF DOOM paying homage to the Fantastic Four's metal faced villain to Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah taking on the pseudonym of Tony Starks for his 1996 album, Ironman.

Marvel continues their run of covers which features classic hip hop album covers turned into comic book cover art, with their second wave looking set to hit this fall. Featuring homages ranging from classic albums like LL Cool J's Bigger and Deffer (aka BAD) to Kevin Gate's recently certified platinum Islah.

Look out for these covers coming this fall, and check out the side by side comparison via Playboy below.

Luke Cage / LL Cool J

Luke Cage / LL Cool J

Champions / Wu-Tang Clan

Infamous Iron Man / Big Daddy Kane

Ultimates / Salt 'N Pepa

Nova / Chance The Rapper

Jessica Jones / Kevin Gates

Source: Playboy, Mass Appeal