5 Sep
Who knew a vinyl collectible toy could lead one to enlightenment?

What do you get when you give the simplest of souls that which he seeks most? In the case of Homer J. Simpson and frosted donuts, you get a level of contentment on par with the most disciplined and enlightened of Zen monks. Ergo, Homer Buddha. Kidrobot has teamed up with The Simpsons to craft […]


14 Jun
Posthumous LP of 25 unreleased soon-to-be classic tracks

Back in May we previewed J Dilla’s Rebirth Of Detroit, a posthumous album of 25 unreleased tracks, with a trailer to get y’all excited. Unearthed straight from the ex-Slum Village producer’s vault, Rebirth Of Detroit features new verses from Danny Brown, Beej, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Chuck Inglish, Boldy James and many more. Pick up the physical […]


9 May
The pride of Detroit's 5th studio production album

The pride of Detroit, the late great J Dilla, aka Dilla, Jay Donuts, Jay Dee, et al, is coming out with another posthumous album, this one packed with 25 unreleased tracks and unheard beats from the ex-Slum Village producer’s vault. Titled Rebirth Of Detroit, the LP is technically J Dilla’s fifth studio album and will […]


20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


19 Sep
In homage to DJ Mehdi, a Mehdi-mixed homage to Dilla

As posted today over at Stones Throw: “This was Mehdi’s homage to J Dilla, created back in 2006, pressed up on about 200 CDs by Ed Banger Records for friends. Busy P posted it this morning for even more friends. DJ Mehdi rest in peace. Loukoums: non-produced and un-mixed by DJ Mehdi. “Based on the DONUTS […]