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J DILLA'S LONG LOST ALBUM, "THE DIARY" HAS A RELEASE DATE

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With more than 10 years after his death, the legendary and hugely loved James “J Dilla” Yancey’s 2002 album The Diary gets to finally see the light of day. The lost project is scheduled to drop on the 15th of April, it features unreleased songs and some fan favorites. Yancey’s camp unveiled a never-before-heard track called “The Introduction.”
“First off, let me introduce myself,” Jay Dee raps on the futuristic track. “My peeps call me Dilla, known to write and produce myself.”
J Dilla manned the boards on the project, but it also features other producers who created soundscapes. The Diary boasts a star-studded production lineup that includes Pete Rock, Madlib, Hi-Tek, Supa Dave West, Bink!, House Shoes, Nottz, and Karriem Riggins.
This is “the last record that [Dilla] actually wanted out,” Dilla estate’s creative director Eothen Alapatt told Rolling Stone. The collection was originally meant to be released in 2002 before Jay Dee was dropped by MCA. Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, Frank and Dank, Nottz, and Boogie all join Mr. Yancey as guests on the album, which took years to complete.
THE DIARY TRACKLISTING
1. “The Introduction”
2. “The Anthem” feat. Frank & Dank
3. “Fight Club” feat. Nottz & Boogie
4. “The Shining Pt. 1 (Diamonds)” feat. Kenny Wray
5. “The Shining Pt. 2 (Ice)”
6. “Trucks”
7. “Gangsta Boogie” feat. Snoop Dogg & Kokane
8. “Drive Me Wild”
9. “Give Them What They Want”
10. “The Creep (The O)”
11. “The Ex” feat. Bilal
12. “So Far”
13. “Fuck The Police”
14. “The Diary”

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