Update: DJ House Shoes did this interview with Hip-Hop Official giving his side of the debacle:
Interscope signee and XXL freshman alumnus Charles Hamilton has released details on his debut, This Perfect Life on his blog, surprisingly giving executive producer credit to late great Detroit producer, J Dilla.
Along with releasing the 11-song track listing, Hamilton revealed the samples used for each song. Among interpolations songs by Sade, Chicago and PJ Harvey, the Harlem MC heavily relied on inspiration from Dilla, known for his famed soulful production style.
“Shouts to Radar at SubCon who did the cover,” he wrote on his blog. “I’m in love with it (the album cover). I also wanna thank James Yancey for his guidance in putting this album together. Sound wise, I couldn’t be happier. Again, the album was mastered reel-to-reel/digital-to-digital, and I couldn’t have done the entire process without him being a total jerk about me getting that EXTRA vinyl-ish sound. Thanks Dilla.”
Many Detroit musicians who knew Dilla, most noteably DJ House Shoes, are not pleased about this one bit.