DILLA IS STILL STAYING PAID!
If you've been hanging around these parts of the blogsphere for any length of time, you already know that Jay Dee/Dilla is one of my favorite all time producers. His ability to flip a sample is unmatched in my opinion. Since the beginnings around the "D" before all of the later fanfare I was addicted to his hypnotic production. Jay Dee's contributions to music in general will never be forgotten, even though he's no longer here in the physical sense. I possess just about everything that J Dilla has musically been involved with over the years, so I was pretty hyped to hear about Pete Rock and Mother Yancey (Ma' Dukes) releasing some more unreleased material.
The new album is called "Jay Stay Paid" and it hits the streets on June 2nd! The project was mixed and arranged by Pete Rock himself, and it's 28 joints full of instrumentals with a few vocals thrown in for good measure. Guest appearances include: Lil' Fame (M.O.P.), Frank-N-Dank, Illa J, M.F. Doom, Black Thought, Danny Brown, Phat Kat, Raekwon and Havoc (Mobbdeep). If you consider yourself a true Dilla fan, then you definitely need this album in your collection. Support great music...
Havoc (Mobb Deep) speaks on J-Dilla as producer
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