Nextup: J Dilla – The Doe

Something both ‘nextup’ and ‘throwback’ – last week Rappcats unveiled previously unheard material by legendary producer J Dilla. Created in 2001, ‘The Doe’ is one of three vocal tracks from the scrapped album ‘The Diary’, and is to be released on a new vinyl EP entitled ‘Give ‘Em What They Want’.

Although he’s best known for his revolutionary production, this time Jay Dee takes a stab at the mic and proves to be an able lyricist. ‘Straight with the cake about what they sell, they see me blazin’ hay and be high as a stealth,’ he raps over a bouncing West Coast beat and funky bass guitar.

Dilla may have died before his time, but his legacy will live on as one of hip-hop’s greatest contributors.

Release: 23.05.2014

–          Isa Jaward

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