Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Nature Sounds will be releasing a totally new J Dilla LP executive produced by Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey on June 2nd. The album, Jay $tay Paid, is 25 tracks, mixed and arranged by Dilla’s musical idol Pete Rock. Features / appearances include Blu, Pacific Division, DOOM, Havoc, Pharoahe Monch, M.O.P. and Black Thought. Check out “Reality Check” featuring Black Thought and view the press release below.

Download — J Dilla Feat. Black Thought - “Reality Check”

GLO to Dan Green of Clockwork Music



Executive produced by Dilla’s mother, Ms. Yancey AKA “Madukes

New York, NY----- By now most everyone is familiar with the story of musical legend J Dilla. The quiet, prolific producer collaborated with everyone from Eryka Badu to Common to Janet Jackson to Prince. Dilla was just beginning to capitalize on his cult status when he sadly passed at age 32 due to Lupus-related complications. Jay Stay Paid is a 28 track collection of unreleased Dilla beats mixed and arranged by Pete Rock. While mostly instrumental, "J$P" also offers a few guests vocals from artists that Dilla worked with or admired including Black Thought of The Roots, MF DOOM, Havoc of Mobb Deep, M.O.P. , Raekwon and more.

Curtailing any notion of jumping on some sort of Dilla bangwagon, Jay Stay Paid was executive produced by Dilla's mother Maureen Yancey (aka Ma Dukes) along with the musical supervision of Dilla's only real musical idol, Pete Rock. "It wasn't rushed and it wasn't haphazard," explains Ms Yancey. "This album combines what he did in the beginning of his career, what he did in some of our early hospital stays, which was very deep, and some stuff pulled from old floppy disks & DATs. Its mind blowing...this is like the missing links to Dilla's legacy."

The format of the album plays like a radio show with Pete Rock as the program director. With regards to Pete's involvement, Ms. Yancey gets very excited, "Dilla wanted to pattern himself behind Pete. His dream was to become as close as possible to what Pete stood for. Pete meant everything to him. Dilla would have just been flabbergasted! " Pete's sentiments were the same toward Dilla, "Dude was amazing. He just kinda came outta nowhere and the more you heard his beats the better they got. He may not be here with us, but it's all good we're going to keep his music alive and well."

In the late 80s, Dilla founded the seminal rap group Slum Village and put Detroit hip-hop on the map, while the 90's saw him playing a major role in the production team The Ummah with Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad doing extensive work on Tribe Called Quest's last two albums.

For more information please contact Dennis Baquiran @ 718.360.4866 E-Mail: dennis@nature-sounds.net
Or Matt Aliabadi @ 773.645.1035 E-Mail: matt@biz3.net


  1. KJay FM Dedication
  2. King
  3. I Told Yall
  4. Lazer Gunne Funke
  5. In The Night (Owl N Out) – While you slept (I crept)
  6. Smoke feat. Blu
  7. Blood Sport feat. Lil Fame of M.O.P.
  8. caDILLAc
  9. Expensive Whip
  10. Kaklow (Jump On It)
  11. Digi Dirt feat. Phat Kat
  12. Dilla Bot Vs. The Hybrid feat. Danny Brown & Constantine
  13. Milk Money
  14. Spacecowboy Vs. Bobble Head
  15. Reality Check feat. Black Thought
  16. On Stilts
  17. Fire Wood Drumstix feat. DOOM
  18. Glamour Sho75 (09)
  19. 10,000 Watts
  20. 9th Caller
  21. Make It Fast Mega Mix (Unadulterated Mix) feat. Diz Gibran
  22. 24K Rap feat. Havoc of Mobb Deep & Raekwon
  23. Big City
  24. Pay Day feat. Frank Nitty of Frank n’ Dank
  25. See That Boy Fly feat. Illa J & Cue D
  26. Coming Back
  27. Mythsysizer
  28. KJay and We Out

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