J Dilla - The Diary of J Dilla - 2016 RSD Underground Hip Hop - Sealed LP + 7"

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J Dilla - The Diary of J Dilla

Label: Pay Jay Productions – PJ007, Mass Appeal – PJ007
Format: Vinyl, LP ; Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, All Media, Album, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 16 Apr 2016
Genre: Hip Hop

Record Store Day 2016 release. Limited to 4000 copies.

Includes download card, bonus 7" and a 12-page book detailing the story behind this legendary album.

A1 The Introduction
A2 The Anthem
A3 Fight Club
A4 The Shining Pt. 1 (Diamonds) Featuring – Kenny Wray
A5 The Shining Pt. 2 (Ice)
A6 Trucks
A7 Gangsta Boogie

B1 Drive Me Wild
B2 Give Them What They Want
B3 The Creep (The O)
B4 The Ex Featuring – Bilal
B5 So Far
B6 Fuck The Police
B7 The Diary

C The Ex Featuring – Bilal
D The Ex (R&B Version) Featuring – Bilal

A&R – House Shoes, J.Rocc*
Art Direction – Errol F. Richardson
Mastered By – Dave Cooley
Mixed By – Dave Cooley (tracks: A1, A2, A6, A7, B2)
Photography By – Roger Erickson (2)
Producer – J Dilla
Producer [Produced For Issue] – Eothen Alapatt
Recorded By, Mixed By – J Dilla

"The bookends of the album—the cinematic intro, the proclamations, the heavy-handed ad-libs on the closing track—are conceits that try hard to position The Diary as an important record, but they're unnecessary. The tracks—namely Supa Dave West's "So Far," Hi-Tek's "The Creep (The O)," and Karriem Riggins' "Drive Me Wild"—are playfully bouncy enough to get heads bopping, shoulders bouncing, and hips grooving while still smart enough to be cerebrally rewarding to beat nerds. They're all incredibly short, as well. Like most numbers here, they clock in at under three minutes, all but begging for expanded editions masterminded by Dilla collaborators and devotees like, Madlib, Kanye West, and Flying Lotus. (Seriously and please.)

There are still moments, like the touchingly personal title track, where we are reminded Dilla was a beast of an MC when he wanted to be. On "The Shining, Pt. 1 (Diamonds)," Dilla lights up like a late-90's Jay Z. An obvious take on Jay's "Girl's Best Friend," it's a song-long metaphor as love song to bling and plays like Dilla's radio concession. But Dilla may as well have been prophesying his legacy: "You so special, you multifaceted/ You can cut glass with it/ It's so brilliant /Go spend a little dough, look like you sold millions/ Plus you everlastin'/ And drastically important when sportin' your ghetto fashion." That was Dilla—multifaceted and brilliant—and The Diary is notable for presenting an official release to his intended debut. And, just like any diamond unearthed after many years, The Diary is flawed, but still precious." ( PitchFork)

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Format LP
Color Black