J Dilla’s posthumous Jay Love Japan to get expanded, die-cut vinyl release

J Dilla’s posthumous Jay Love Japan to get expanded, die-cut vinyl release

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Originally posted on FACT.

A rare Dilla album is being expanded.

J Dilla’s posthumous album Jay Love Japan is to be reissued on vinyl and CD in expanded form.

Originally released two years after the producer’s 2006 death, Jay Love Japan was one of the first posthumous Dilla projects, and was released on CD in Japan.

Released on May 11, the reissued version will arrive on CD and vinyl expanded to 11 tracks. You can hear instrumental track ‘The Look’ and ‘Sun In My Face’ featuring Miguel and Blu below.

The reissue follows the release of posthumous Dilla album The Diary, which will land on April 15 to coincide with Record Store Day.

The Diary has been a long time coming: work on the album started in the early 2000s, but it remained unreleased for 10 years after his death in 2006.

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