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Friday, May 06 2016 | 02:34
Image: 1603461 PayJay Productions, Inc. was the company James Dewitt “J Dilla” Yancey founded in 2001 to
house his production company and his publishing company.
The Estate of James Yancey has revived PayJay as a functioning imprint, and announced the
release of J Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary. The tracks come straight from multi-track
masters found on 2-inch tape shortly after Dilla’s passing in 2006. Many were mixed by Dilla
himself. Those that weren't have been mixed by engineer Dave Cooley, who worked
extensively with Dilla during his years in Los Angeles. Using Dilla’s original demo mixes as his
guide, Cooley attempted to finalize Dilla’s vision for these tracks, while keeping all of the
elements that Dilla had in place in his original demos present.
The Diary is an album of vocal performances recorded between in the early 2000s over
production by the likes of Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins
and others.

A1. The Introduction
A2. The Anthem (feat. Frank & Dank)
A3. Fight Club (feat. Nottz & Boogie)
A4. The Shining Pt. 1 (Diamonds) (feat. 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 (feat. Bilal)
B5. So Far
B6. Fuck The Police
B7. The Diary Available from 06.05.2016
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