J Dilla – Diamonds & Ice
Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:23 AM
“Diamonds & Ice” is the second single, a 7-track 12-inch EP slated for August 27th.
ON SALE: J DILLA – DIAMONDS & ICE 12-inch EP
This EP contains what might be the two best known tracks from The Diary – one leaked years ago in the form of a low-bit MP3, and another as a short-lived promotional single. These versions – both final and alternate mixes – come straight from mixed-down masters that Dilla himself created.
Long before his posthumous album The Shining (2006), J Dilla titled these two tracks “The Shining Pt. 1″ and “The Shining Pt. 2.” “Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1)” was produced Nottz, and “Ice (The Shining Pt. 2)” was produced by Madlib, who Dilla would later collaborate with under the group name Jaylib. The Diamonds & Ice EP contains two markedly different versions of “Ice,” with one showing the musical direction Dilla would embark on after The Diary was shelved in 2002.
Rounding out this EP is a Madlib instrumental that J Dilla secured for the album but never turned into the final song, titled “The D.” We’ve included this beat as a hint of what could have been.
The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey’s four heirs – his mother, Maureen “Madukes” Yancey, his brother John “Illa J” Yancey and his two daughters, Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.
'Champion of the Lo-Fi Sound....'
Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:11 PM
Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:04 PM
I prefer some unreleased Slum tracks like this that someone posted on another topic: https://www.youtube....h?v=PNegrKlwsro - - Huge props to who ever is responsible for dispersing this track
Posted 03 August 2013 - 04:09 AM
I've avoided tracking down any of the MCA tracks all these years so I'm definitely enjoying this experience.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:07 AM
I couldn't have foreseen an official release of the MCA album when I listened to the leak years ago and even if I had, I don't know that I could have resisted listening to the records so I commend your patience. It's a similar situation with the beat tapes too. Some of the new tracks they've released/ are releasing are beats that scumbags like myself have already spent the hours of the day marveling at so they don't do it for me. The only track that I remember absolutely loving from the MCA leak years ago was a track produced by Bink Dawg that if I remember correctly was called "Diary." Wait until that hits!!
Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:38 PM
Is "Ice" the exact same as the Jaylib version? What's the Ruff Draft version? Something to do with Make 'Em NV?
How's The D?
Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:44 AM
is that gonna be on The Diary?
I don't remember "Radio" being on the album...
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