Report: 8,000 of J Dilla’s Records For Sale in Detroit Shop
A record store owner in Detroit says that he’s stumbled upon thousands of LPs that belonged to the late J Dilla, according to a report published by The Detroit News.
Jeff Bubeck, owner of UHF, a record store located in Royal Oak, Michigan, told The Detroit News, that he acquired an abandoned storage unit in Dilla’s hometown of Detroit, which contained between 7,000 and 8,000 vinyl record, along with some cassettes and other miscellaneous items.
Upon further investigating the contents, Bubeck discovered mail addressed to James Yancey — Dilla’s birth name — and his parents.
“It was pretty shocking,” Bubeck told The Detroit News. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
For now, the records are still being sorted and offered for sale at UHF. Records that were part of the collection believed to belong to Jay Dee are marked with a special yellow tag.
Bubeck says that he’s working with Stones Throw to donate a portion of the record sale proceeds to the J Dilla Foundation, established in memory of the deceased producer and MC.
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