The Diary is the sixth studio album by American hip hop recording artist J Dilla. It was originally intended for release in 2002 via MCA Records under the title Pay Jay. This long-lost album is the final batch of unissued material that J Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime. It also represents his first rap album released since Ruff Draft (2003) and Champion Sound (2003).
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The Diary (J Dilla album). Pay Jay, as it was known, is a vocal album James Dewitt "J Dilla" Yancey completed over eight months in the early 2000s, following the release of his first solo album, Welcome 2 Detroit, in 2001. Yancey was signed to a solo deal with MCA Records in 2002. The album was his attempt to take advantage of the attention he gathered after his brightest period as a behind-the-scenes hitmaker and influencer.
Now called The Diary, the lost album will finally see light of day on April 15, released under the artist name J Dilla. No major labels, no bootlegs, no bullshit: just the singular vision of one of hip-hop’s greatest pioneers given shape by a handful who knew Yancey well and knew what the album meant to him. In many ways, the story of The Diary resembles the story of Yancey’s life: it wasn’t easy, but it was hopeful. The Diary is the most comprehensive document of Yancey’s duality as a rapper and producer. While he is best remembered for the latter, to dismiss him for the former was always a grave mistake. Yancey knew he was a bad motherfucker says Houseshoes, a fact apparent in the majority of the rhymes he left behind.
J Dilla – The Diary (album cover); J Dilla with Slum Village circa 2001, by Eric Coleman. Vinyl on sale here: j dilla – the diary. The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla’s longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary on April 15th, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records. Initially intended for release in 2002, The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime, lending crucial insight into the producer’s prowess and thought process in the period leading up to his break with the major label system and the extremely fertile period that followed (which encompassed the making of the canonical classics.
The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla’s longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary on April 15th, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records.
Dilla's most noted collaborators had been progressive, socially conscious writers who waxed about the big ideas about their immediate society in grand terms. In many senses, it's hard to understand who this record is directed towards.
|The Shining Pt. 1 (Diamonds)||2:53|
|The Shining Pt. 2 (Ice)||1:09|
|Drive Me Wild||2:23|
|Give Them What They Want||2:28|
|The Creep (The O)||2:50|
|Fuck The Police||2:34|
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