Patreon Exclusive Podcast Episode #5: Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey – Interview From May 2009 (Part 2)

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Patreon Exclusive Podcast Episode 5 - Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey - Part 2 - Interview from May 2009


On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.

For the episodes exclusively available on Patreon, your host Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier dives into his audio archives for interviews from past that were done outside the podcast for various print and web publications, and some that we never even used.

For this fifth Patreon exclusive episode, this is the conclusion of my interview that I did back in May 2009 with J. Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey. More Yancey family stories, more stories about J. Dilla growing up, and more Dilla as an adult are told in this episode.

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About the Author

Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier
Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues