Sometimes Hip Hop doesn’t forget. 2006 watched one of the most under-appreciated musical visionaries pass in J Dilla. In his wake, albums like Donuts and The Shining lived on to give Dilla the name recognition that he never seemed out for, but so dearly deserved. In addition to those releases, longtime collaborators like Busta Rhymes, Common and The Roots carried out the name and work while Ghostface and Pharoahe Monch also extended a microphone and a loving hand.

Almost two years after the loss of James Yancey, the biggest star he ever worked with is still committed to the recognition of his favorite producer. With the foresight of one of the most creative deejays in the field, Mick Boogie, Busta Rhymes excavated his archives of unreleased tracks for Dillagence, a mixtape-collection of collaborations previously unheard. In an exclusive with HipHopDX, Busta Rhymes and