Hear J Dilla Rhyme Like Never Before On Freshly-Surfaced 'The Diary' Cut "The Introduction"
Over the past few weeks, the J Dilla memorials and musings have been copious. And rightfully so, as this February marks 10-years since the late legend passed and 10-years since his masterpiece, Donuts, landed and changed the game forevermore. Today, we have the pleasure of bringing you yet another fine token of his prolificacy, not as an innovative and inventive producer, but as an emcee.
Just moments ago, Zane Lowe invited NaS to his Beats 1 program to help pull the veil off “The Introduction,” which apparently comes from the long-lost, much-delayed The Diary LP; one that was worked on tirelessly and originally slated to be released back in 2013, showcasing Jay Dee’s often slept-on mic-slaying skills. Three years down the line and we’ve yet to hear anything, but “Anthem” and “Trucks,” both produced by Dilla and found on 2-inch tapes just after his death. With “The Introduction,” we hear Dilla rhyme like never before over a production from House Shoes, who hipped us to something being on the way just last week.. Stream it below and head over to Rappcats to pre-order your copy of the J Dilla vocal album, The Diary, on wax ahead of its official April 15th release.