Some new J Dilla has been unearthed. From the tombs of the late Dilla Dawg comes a two track EP in anticipation of the long overdue vocal album, The Diary. It’s amazing to see how Jay Dee’s legacy has persisted since his passing in ’06. The tracks featured on this Diamonds & Ice EP are “Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1)” along with “Ice (The Shining Pt. 2).” One could only assume that this was long before Dilla dropped The Shining back in 2006, as the upcoming The Diary was shelved in 2002.
The seven track EP includes 2 versions of each track, along with the instrumental. As an added bonus, there’s a Madlib instrumental Dilla was going to jump on, but never had the opportunity to. Here’s to what could’ve been. Diamonds & Ice will be released on 12″ vinyl August 27th, but for now bob your head and pay homage to one of the greatest to ever bless a track! RIP Dilla Dawg.
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