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May 29, 2009

JAY $tay PAID + DILLAnthology VOL 1 & 2


J Dilla’s Jay Stay Paid drops June 2nd. Executive Produced by Ma Dukes.

  • 1. “KJay FM Dedication”
  • 2. “King”
  • 3. “I Told Y’all”
  • 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)
  • 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 Megamix (Unadulterated Mix)” (feat. Diz Gibran)
  • 22. “24K Rap” (feat. Havoc from Mobb Deep & Raekwon)
  • 23. “Big City”
  • 24. “Pay Day” (feat. Frank Nitty from Frank-N-Dank)
  • 25. “See That Boy Fly” (feat. Illa J & Que D)
  • 26. “Coming Back”
  • 27. “Mythsysizer”
  • 28. “KJay and We Out”

“Reality Check” (feat. Black Thought)

"Possibly the best posthumous rap record since the final releases of 2Pac and Biggie.” -
Rolling Stone Magazine

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.



On June 22, Rapster/!K7 will issue Dillanthology2: Dilla’s Remixes For Various Artists, its second collection of vintage J Dilla tracks. Some fans criticized the first installment, Dillanthology for having too many familiar cuts. But with relatively obscure Dilla remixes for Masta Ace, Busta Rhymes and Mood, this one should satisfy the Internet rabble.

  • 1. De La Soul, “Stakes Is High (Remix)” (feat. Mos Def & Truth Enola)
  • 2. The Pharcyde, “Y? (Be Like That) (Jay Dee Remix)”
  • 3. Masta Ace, “Sitting On Chrome (Ummah Remix)”
  • 4. Slum Village, “Fall In Love (Remix)”
  • 5. Four Tet, “As Serious As Your Life (Jay Dee Remix)”
  • 6. Busta Rhymes, “Whoo Ha (Jay Dee Remix)”
  • 7. Artifacts, “The Ultimate (Jay Dee Remix)”
  • 8. Mood, “Secrets Of The Sand (Remix)”
  • 9. Spacek, “Eve (Jay Dee Mix)”
  • 10. DJ Cam, “Love Junkie (Jay Dee Remix)”
  • 11. Brother Jack McDuff, “Oblighetto (J Dilla Remix)”
  • 12. Brand New Heavies, “Sometimes (Remix)”


This is the first in a series of planned albums focusing on different aspects of the illustrious producer’s career and should be seen as a tribute to his memory and spirit. In the coming months, look for separate volumes for both his remix work and production on his own projects. Dillanthology,Volume 1 will be in stores March 31, 2009.

1. The Pharcyde - Runnin'
2. Slum Village - Fall In Love
3. Common - The Light
4. Erykah Badu - Didn't Cha Know
5. De La Soul - Stakes Is High
6. Busta Rhymes - Show Me What You Got
7. The Roots - Dynamite
8. A.G. Feat. Aloe Blacc - Hip Hop Quotable
9. The Pharcyde - Drop
10. Amp Fiddler - I Believe In You
11. Steve Spacek - Dolla

(NOTE From The HsH: With So Many Un:RARE - Easy to find tracks that you probally already paid for 10 tens over, I have no trouble putting the Download Link up for this Release. Do yourself A Favor and Support by Purchasing JAY $tay PAID, PLEASE!)

Download VOL1 Here Via Rapidshare