J Dilla The Diary Vinyl LP+7" (Record Store Day)

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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. The Record Store Day vinyl issue of The Diary includes a special 7” pressing of "The Ex" that will only be found on the RSD issue of the LP.

  • Record Store Day 2016 exclusive
  • long lost Dilla vocal album finally being officially released
  • featuring production by Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins, and others.
  • bonus 7" will come exclusively with RSD issue of album
  • limited to 4000 copies worlwide
  • first stock will be available at our New York Shop on April 16th, 2016
  • leftovers will be available online, sign up for stock email above to get first notification