Repressed! J Dilla's 4th album from 2007 (2006 in Japan), which has been out-of-print for years, finally gets an official uncut pressing. Jay Love Japan was one of the last projects the influential producer worked on before his passing. Similar in style to his masterpiece Donuts, these beats flip soulful samples and snippets into true works of art. It's a mostly instrumental affair, with some MC's thrown in for good measure, who don't detract at all from the vibe. Peep Ta'Raach rocking mic duties on "Say It," Baatin on "First Time" with Ruckazoid, or J*Davey on "Red Light." Also includes the addictive "Believe In God," "Can't You See," and "Lucy." Glad to see this get the proper release that it deserves. Comes housed in handsome diecut jacket with printed innersleeve. Recommended.
- official 2016 reissue
- diecut jacket w/ printed innersleeve
- music label: Vintage Vibez 2007 / 2016
reviewed by Cmish 05/2016
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