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Hip-Hop Stars Help J Dilla 'Shine'
J Dilla's (also known as Jay Dee) longtime friend and collaborator Karriem Riggins served as the album's executive producer.The late hip-hop producer J Dilla's second solo project "The Shining," which was nearly completed when he died Feb. 10, will be issued Aug. 22 via BBE. The disc features appearances by Busta Rhymes, Common, Pharoahe Monch and Madlib, among others.
J Dilla's (also known as Jay Dee) longtime friend and collaborator Karriem Riggins served as the album's executive producer. "All the artists that contributed to this project Dilla considered family," says Riggins. "And when the world hears it, they will see that the love bleeds through the music."
A founding member of the rap trio Slum Village, J Dilla has produced for artists such as Common, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Janet Jackson and Macy Gray. Before his death, he also racked up production credits for projects by Madlib, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, Truth Hurts, MF Doom and Frank N Dank, among others.
"The Shining" will be the follow-up to J Dilla's 2001 solo debut "Welcome 2 Detroit." Another album, "Jay Love Japan (Operation Unknown)" will be released later this year.
Here is the track list for "The Shining":
"Geek Down (Intro)," featuring Busta Rhymes
"E=MC2" featuring Common
"Love Jones," Dilla & Karriem
"Jungle Love," featuring Med & Guilty Simpson
"Love," featuring Pharoahe Monch
"Baby," featuring Madlib & Guilty Simpson
"So Far To Go," featuring Common & D'Angelo
"Over The Breaks"
"Body Movin'," featuring J. Rocc & Karriem
"Dime Piece," featuring Dwele