J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, having supplied timeless soundbeds for the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, The Pharcyde, Busta Rhymes, Common, De La Soul, The Roots, D’Angelo, Erykah Babu, Madlib, and many more. In 2005, rumors began circulating about an album called “Jay Love Japan”, a J Dilla solo project inspired by one of Jay Dee’s favorite locations to visit on tour. After Dilla’s untimely death in early 2006, the album became a lost classic shrouded in mystery, with only unofficial bootlegs and promo versions available. An official CD version was eventually released in 2008, but quickly went out of print.
Now, the album is finally receiving the official release it always deserved. J Dilla’s mother Ma Dukes and her label Vintage Vibez Music Group are proud to present official Vinyl and CD versions of “Jay Love Japan”. With six soulful Dilla instrumentals and vocal appearances from Blu, Miguel, J*Davey, Ta’Raach, Exile, Baatin, and more, this 11-track collection is a perfect snapshot of late-period J Dilla brilliance.
01. Can’t You See
02. Sun In My Face (feat. Blu & Miguel)
03. In The Streets
04. Oh Oh
05. Say It (feat. Ta’Raach & Exile)
06. Lucy (feat. Bobo Lamb)
07. First Time (feat. Baatin & The Ruckazoid)
08. Red Light (feat. J*Davey)
11. Believe In God
The album J Dilla “Jay Love Japan” (Vintage Vibez) is going to be released May 06, 2016.