New J Dilla Album Coming Soon, Stream the First Single Now
Just last week, Shigeto released a free EP of J Dilla-inspired beats and Kutmah shared an all-Dilla mix in honor of the late producer's birthday. Now, news has come that an album of unreleased, J Dilla-produced vocal tracks will be released in the coming months. Consisting of "lost" Jay Dee tracks found on 2" tapes dating back to the early aughts, The Diary will feature unheard Dilla productions paired with his own and a handful of guest MC's vocal performances. No tracklist or official release date has been shared yet, though we do know the music is scheduled to appear this spring via the Dilla-founded PayJay Productions. Before then, lead single "Anthem" b/w "Trucks" is up for pre-order here, and you can stream the single's a-side—featuring verses from Frank N Dank—below.