Blueprint Delivers Dilla
March 13, 2008, 4:44 pm
Filed under: Producers

Frank-N-Dank – ‘Rite Bites’ & ‘Take Dem Clothes Off’
taken from 48 Hours (TSO, originally recorded in 2003)

The first time I heard of Frank-N-Dank was on ‘Pause’, one of the standout tracks on J-Dilla’s Welcome To Detroit album. The LP still stands as one of the best producer led albums ever.

Frank-N-Dank signed a recording deal with MCA, but their 2003 album entitled 48 Hours was shelved by the label.  Dilla produced all 15 tracks for the album and showcases some of his best sample-free beats. This was due to the fact that the album was re-recorded after MCA rejected the first version of the album, probably because the label didn’t want to clear all the samples. This version was later released by the group, but without a great deal of promotion the album is one of the lesser known Dilla projects that obviously deserves some shine.

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