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Robert Glasper has already released what is easily one of my favorite albums of 2012 in Black Radio. With an outstanding list of featured artists including, but not limited to, the inimitable Erykah Badu and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def).  Now, half a year since the release of Black Radio, the Remix EP has been released with a mouth watering lineup of producers and guest vocalists. I guess I will just list them off: ?uestlove, Phonte, 9th Wonder, Black Milk, Pete Rock Georgia Anne Muldrow, and vocals from Bilal.  I’ll start you out with this remix of “Letter to Hermione” by Robert Glasper and Jewels, accompanied with the slick flow of none other than Black Milk. One of my favorite parts of this track is the minute long outro that is then backed up by an awesome voicemail from Ma Dukes.

Up next? How about a Pete Rock remix of the track, “Black Radio” also featuring Mr. Yasiin Bey.

To top off the remix project, Glasper followed up his previous Dilla tribute, from In my Element, with “Dillalude #2”. A nine minute compilation of a couple of Dilla tracks ranging from “The Look of Love” and “Open Your Eyes” that all feature Casey Benjamin on vocals!! Give ‘Dillalude #2″  a listen below and you can find the rest of the tracks on Robert Glaspers’ soundcloud here.

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Well this is a pleasant surprise. It’s not often that brand new Dilla beats come out, and especially not with one of the most well respected MC’s in the game lacing it. A video just emerged with Mos De.. or cough.. Yasiin Bey lacing a never heard before Dilla instrumental. As much trouble as I have calling him Yasiin Bey this track is hot and if it ever comes out, could be one of his best tracks in recent memory. I haven’t been a huge fan of Yasiin’s recent material, but god damn those horns are nice. The track is called “Sunshine Screwface.”

Black Star,  composed of the prolific MCs Talib Kweli and Mos Def, comeback onto the scene with two solid releases Fix Up and You Already Knew (off the Top secret Aretha Franklin mixtape). Mos Def should now actually referred to as Yasiin Bey…the guy just got tired of Mos Def.  Black Star has been relatively dormant as both artists have been working on their own projects but hopefully this is the beginning to a long awaited reunion. The two performed Fix Up live on The Colbert Report and then released You Already Knew on their website. Fix Up is produced by Madlib and You Already  Knew is produced by Oh No.