A posthumous release from the cult hip-hop figure will come out this month on Moodymann's label.
Later this month, Kenny Dixon Jr's Mahogani Music will release a collection of previously unreleased music by J Dilla called Dillatroit.
The 12-track "EP" comes six years after J Dilla, also known as Jay Dee (or James Dewitt Yancey), died of cardiac arrest at the age of 32. While he was alive the Detroit native churned out a still-undetermined number of productions, both for his own records and for A-list rappers and rap groups like Busta Rhymes, Mos Def and A Tribe Called Quest. He's become a cult figure in the years since his death, thanks in part to a series of posthumous albums and his now-classic Donuts LP, which hit stores three days before he died.
Mohagani music will release Dillatroit in collaboration with two organizations run by J Dilla's family: Yancey Media Group and The J Dilla Foundation, the latter of which helps fund music programs in inner-city schools. It will be available exclusively on limited edition vinyl. You can hear snippets from the release on the label's SoundCloud page.
02. Feel This Shit
03. The Best That Ever Did It
04. Lets Pray Together
05. Ride Wit It
06. Say My Name
08. Detroit Madness
10. Mind Yo Business
11. Rebirth is Necessary
Mahogani Music will release Dillatroit on May 25th, 2012.