Spotify seems to have the goods when it comes to J Dilla rarities. Yesterday, while diving down the Dilla beat tape rabbit hole (as one tends to do) I found a curious new tape at the top of the dial. So when we posted Jay Dee aka King Dilla, this writer thought that’d be the end of it; couple of new-to-yous mixed in with selections from Dimensions of Dilla and The New Slave. But thanks to a comment on that post, we were able to dig up yet another early display of Dilla’s production prowess.
Today we salute JAJ for pointing us towards Slum Village Vol. 0, where you’l hear the original line-up (Jay Dee, T3 and Baatin) in full-effect. Seasoned heads will be able to trace some of these cuts to the EPHCY Sessions (you’re welcome,) but there are others that even a devout Dilla stan might have trouble identifying. So if that vocal album The Diary didn’t do the trick, we implore you to dive in down below, where you’ll hear a young J Dilla doing his damndest work on the mic. Stream Slum Village Vol. 0 via Spotify down below. And if you see something, for the love of all that is good in the world, say something.