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Image: 1605108 Jay Dee a.k.a. J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest producers in hip hop history.
The E-Mu Systems SP-1200 drum machine and sampler was the first electronic instrument
Jay Dee worked with while crafting the incomparable styles and sounds which defined the
early stages of his legendary production. The SP-1200 was his primary tool of choice at the
inception of his career as he created classics for early Slum Village, The Pharcyde, A Tribe
Called Quest, Busta Rhymes and many others. However, as his career moved forward Dilla
began to work on an Akai MPC. And that’s the focus of this collection. The 15 cuts featured
on this vinyl edition are from the groundbreaking “Batches” collection, but were crafted by
Dilla using the MPC.
The MPC Dilla utilized to create the material heard here was recently donated to the
Smithsonian for their National Museum of African American History and Culture scheduled
to open to the public in 2016.
This release is more than a collection of Dilla’s unheard works, it’s a glimpse inside the mind
of a creative genius, a view into Dilla’s artistic process and a must have for any who call
themselves a fan of his musical legacy.

01. Jay Dee 39 • 02. Jay Dee 40 • 03. Jay Dee 41 • 04. Jay Dee 42 • 05. Jay Dee 43 • 06. Jay Dee 44 • 07. Jay Dee 45 • 08. Jay Dee 46

01. Jay Dee 47 • 02. Jay Dee 48 • 03. Jay Dee 49 • 04. Jay Dee 50 • 05. Jay Dee 51 • 06. Jay Dee 52 • 07. Jay Dee 53 Available from 05.08.2016
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