Good news everyone! We will be blessed with some post-mortem Dilla! And not just a collection of Dilla’s beats, but a lost vocal album recorded in the early 2000’s. It will be called The Diary and there’s a first track of the album already available to stream on Soundcloud: “Anthem” featuring Frank N Dank, produced by J Dilla. Mixed and mastered from the original 2-inch tape. 12-inch clear vinyl to be released on Pay Jay Productions, Spring 2013. You can pre-order “Anthem” and another track titled “Trucks” here: rappcats.com/shop/jdilla-anthem/
While “Anthem” and “Trucks” are produced by J Dilla, the rest of The Diary features Dilla rapping over choice production by Madlib, Pete Rock, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins, etc.