Thursday, June 11, 2009
houseshoes on the Dukie/Dilla situation
By now it’s all over the internet that Charles Hamilton is crediting Jay Dilla as an Executive Producer on his upcoming debut album. Myself and various others were taken back by such a bold move and commented on it on everyone’s favorite social networking site. Charles had issue with our comments and requested people’s phone numbers to contact them personally. I gave him mine.
IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT AFTER THIS CONVERSATION, I WAS INFORMED THAT THE J DILLA FOUNDATION HAS NOT EXISTED FOR SOME TIME.
Charles Hamilton, what’s the hate?
It’s not hate. I just think you’re kind of a dweeb.
Ok, break down what your issue is with me so we can come to a mutual agreement to where you don’t have to say anything to me or support my music and you can go about living your life.
I only say anything about you in a public forum when I feel it’s something ridiculous like crediting Dilla as an executive producer of your album.
Do you know my relationship with Ma Dukes?
No I don’t.
If you don’t know my relationship with Ma Dukes, proceeds from my album are going towards the J Dilla Music Foundation, which is basically a temple. My issue is, if you don’t know all the details of it and simply are putting out negativity about me and what it is I’m doing, especially since I actually have a very good relationship with Phat Kat and everybody else involved, especially since I was in the studio with Pete Rock when he was mastering the Jay $tay Paid album. Do you really want to put such negative energy out there on a public forum?
Listen, that still doesn’t mean the man did anything for your album–
The thing is —
Let me talk. I let you talk, now let me talk. It’s cool that you’re giving proceeds from the album, I’ll admit that, I don’t have any problem with that. You crediting him as an executive producer of your album when you never met him is just foolish.
How do you know I never met him?
Fine. When you never had a working relationship with him, which I know you didn’t because I think I would have heard about that.
What do you know about James Yancey personally?
What do you want me to say? I never met him personally–
If you don’t know James Yancey, his little brother or his mother the way I know them, then you can’t put any negativity out there. That’s slander. Now I’m not taking a legal approach, I’m approaching you man to man–
That’s not slander. You have no basis to take a legal approach, that’s ridiculous of you to say that.
Yo…just deal with the fact that you don’t know a large percentage of the information. You don’t want to buy the album, don’t buy the album
I’m not going to buy the album.
By the way, don’t make this a bigger issue than it already is.
How am I making it a bigger issue?
By how you talking.
All I’m saying, I’m not saying you don’t have a relationship with the family–
If I’m putting him as an executive producer, and executive producer gets a percentage of the album, what are you so mad at?
I’m not mad. I think it’s laughable that you’re crediting someone who you never had a working relationship with, and yes I’m going to make that assumption, as an executive producer on your album. Outside of you supposedly giving proceeds of the album to the J Dilla foundation, I think this is a publicity stunt, in some way, shape or form.
Are you upset that I’m giving money to the foundation and that could possibly get publicity?
Not at all. I’m not upset at anything, I’m laughing at it. I laughed when I first saw it. I’m not upset.
In the heading of your email you said ‘Hate.’
Yeah, it was a tounge-in-cheek comment. In your twitter you posted, ‘any haters email me your number,’ so I was like, ok, if this is what you’re calling it, then I guess this is going to be what he classifies as hate.
Nah, but see you didn’t ask a question, you simply stated what you thought was a fact. So what I’m trying to tell you is, upon asking Ma Dukes, or Illa J, or even his daughter, you don’t know how close to the family I am. The Hamilton family and the Yancey family have a very good relationship, so I just want you to be clear on that. The next time you want to make a statement or anything about me, do realize that I’m the type of person that will ask for your number and call you.
That’s fine. Save my number. Call me anytime. Listen, I’m not taking anything out of pocket besides the fact that I think it’s ridiculous that you’re crediting him as an executive producer. You don’t have to credit him as an executive producer to donate proceeds of the album to the foundation, that’s just how you’re choosing to go about it.