Dilla’s mom puts on her cape and tries to save the day…
A follow up to the article posted on Dilla’s records being put up for sale.
After a report from the Detroit News that J Dilla’s vinyl collection was being sold off by a Michigan record store circulated online yesterday, sale of the records is now on hold, at least temporarily, while the proprietor–Jeff Bubeck of UHF records in Royal Oak, MI–coordinates with the J Dilla Foundation and Dilla’s mom Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey. Yesterday evening the DN posted a follow-up story, reporting that Bubeck was now in touch with Yancey who offered to help authenticate the records and ensure that some proceeds from the sale went to the Foundation (before yesterday, Bubeck reported that his attempts to contact Ma Dukes and the Foundation had been unsuccessful).
In addition to Yancey’s input, a groundswell of negative reaction to yesterday’s news–in particular, phonecalls and comments on UHFs facebook page–prompted the decision to pull those records already offered for sale from the store’s shelves. It’s unclear how many of the pieces, first made available for purchase last week for Record Store Day, have already been sold.
you can read the rest of the story here.
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