Pay Jay Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
The late J Dilla recently had his cult classic Ruff Draft EP reissued by Pay Jay as a new edition that foregrounded the mixes he preferred, but never released. Now those new versions are available sans vox on this instrumental record. Of course, they are impeccable beats - this is Jay Dee we’re talking about after all.
Just when one gets to thinking that the annals of J Dilla’s discography couldn’t be combed any more, we get another posthumous release from the MPC grandmaster. This one’s a souped-up re-rendering of his cult classic Ruff Draft EP from back in 2003. It features new mixes of the original track list as well as bonus tracks, alternative takes and some illuminating liner notes. On the 2xvinyl release you get the original LP on one wax, the producer's alternative takes on the other.
- Vinyl Double LP (PJ015LP)
- CD (PJ015CD)
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The Diary caused a storm among beat-heads recently when it was pulled out from some forgotten corner: this album from the dearly departed J Dilla was long thought lost. Now we have the instrumental versions of the whole album, featuring production work from Madlib and Nottz, among others. Vinyl release on Dilla’s old PayJay label.
Listen up beat-fans: a whole full-length album of J Dilla material, previously utterly unreleased. And get this: Dilla is on the MC duties here, spitting bars over productions by the likes of Madlib and Karriem Riggins. The Diary is thus a very fresh look at another side of a major hip-hop talent. On Mass Appeal.
For all the diehard fans out there, there’s always new gems popping up. This here is one of J Dilla’s earliest recordings, featuring himself at the production tables. Both Anthem and Trucks are featured in all their glory, including clean, dirty , acapella and instrumental versions one 12”.