Wednesday, May 27, 2009

J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid (Artwork & Tracklist)

On June 2nd, possibly the best posthumous rap record since the final releases of 2Pac and Biggie (© Rolling Stone Magazine) will be released. Executive produced by Ma Dukes.

Jay Stay Paid is a 28 track collection of unreleased Dilla beats mixed and arranged by Pete Rock. While mostly instrumental, J$P also offers a few guests vocals from artists that Dilla worked with or admired including Black Thought of The Roots, MF DOOM, Havoc of Mobb Deep, M.O.P. , Raekwon and more.

Below is the press release:

Curtailing any notion of jumping on some sort of Dilla bangwagon, Jay Stay Paid was executive produced by Dilla’s mother Maureen Yancey (aka Ma Dukes) along with the musical supervision of Dilla’s only real musical idol, Pete Rock. “It wasn’t rushed and it wasn’t haphazard,” explains Ms Yancey. “This album combines what he did in the beginning of his career, what he did in some of our early hospital stays, which was very deep, and some stuff pulled from old floppy disks & DATs. Its mind blowing…this is like the missing links to Dilla’s legacy.”

The format of the album plays like a radio show with Pete Rock as the program director. With regards to Pete’s involvement, Ms. Yancey gets very excited, “Dilla wanted to pattern himself behind Pete. His dream was to become as close as possible to what Pete stood for. Pete meant everything to him. Dilla would have just been flabbergasted! ” Pete’s sentiments were the same toward Dilla, “Dude was amazing. He just kinda came outta nowhere and the more you heard his beats the better they got. He may not be here with us, but it’s all good we’re going to keep his music alive and well.”


1. KJay FM Dedication
2. King
3. I Told Yall
4. Lazer Gunne Funke
5. In The Night (Owl N Out) – While You Slept (I Crept)
6. Smoke f. Blu
7. Blood Sport f. Lil Fame (of M.O.P.)
8. caDILLAc
9. Expensive Whip
10. Kaklow (Jump On It)
11. Digi Dirt f. Phat Kat
12. Dilla Bot Vs. The Hybrid f. Danny Brown & Constantine
13. Milk Money
14. Spacecowboy vs. Bobble Head
15. Reality Check f. Black Thought
16. On Stilts
17. Fire Wood Drumstix f. DOOM
18. Glamour Sho75 (09)
19. 10,000 Watts
20. 9th Caller
21. Make It Fast Mega Mix (Unadulterated Mix) f. Diz Gibran
22. 24K Rap f. Havoc (of Mobb Deep) & Raekwon
23. Big City
24. Pay Day f. Frank Nitty (of Frank n’ Dank)
25. See That Boy Fly f. Illa J & Cue D
26. Coming Back
27. Mythsysizer
28. KJay and We Out

* Show your love for the greatest producer of all time and BUY the album, DON'T BOOTLEG IT!

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