Instrumental version of this Record Store Day banger! 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 now available as an instrumental release, featuring production by the likes of Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins and others. This is a must have for the vinyl collection.

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. Initially intended for release in 2002, The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime. Diary features vocals by J Dilla, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, Frank and Dank, Nottz and Boogie, over production by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-tek, Nottz, House Shoes, Supa Dave West, Bink! and Karriem Riggins. Oh damn!
Cassette and CD also shipping.

Dilla Forever! As a selected retailer, UGHH is psyched to announce we are now taking preorders for the ‘J Dilla Figure: Donuts Edition’, a very limited J. Dilla action figure created in conjunction between Detroit artist Sintex, Seoul-based toy artist P2PL, Blitzway and Pay Jay Productions. This figure is fan-tas-tic, featuring Jay Dee’s outfit for the Donuts photos, removable hat, sampler & chain – plus it allows James Yancey to further look out for his heirs from above the clouds, so get yours now before they’re all gone!

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. Initially intended for release in 2002, The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime. Diary features vocals by J Dilla, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, Frank and Dank, Nottz and Boogie, over production by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-tek, Nottz, House Shoes, Supa Dave West, Bink! and Karriem Riggins. Oh damn!
Cassette also shipping and Vinyl LP available for pre-order.