Open The Book On J Dilla’s Last Vocal LP, “The Diary” (Album Stream)

Today (April 15) marks the true release of J Dilla’s The Diary album. First recorded and plotted in 2001 and 2002, the project was then shelved by MCA Records. Seeing the album properly delivered to fans was a top priority of James Yancey at the time of his 2006 death. Thanks to Nas’ Mass Appeal Records, Ma Dukes and Illa J, as well as Egon, that has finally happened.

The Diary includes contributions from Nas, Pete Rock, Madlib, Hi-Tek, Snoop Dogg, and others. In honor the release, the LP is currently available for free, full stream:

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