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J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, having supplied timeless soundbeds for the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, The Pharcyde,Busta Rhymes, Common, De La Soul, The Roots, D’Angelo,Erykah Babu, Madlib, and many more.  In 2005, rumors began circulating about an album called Jay Love Japan, a J Dilla solo project inspired by one of Jay Dee‘s favorite locations to visit on tour.  After Dilla’s untimely death in early 2006, the album became a lost classic shrouded in mystery, with only unofficial bootlegs and promo versions available.  An official CD version was eventually released in 2008, but quickly went out of print.

Now, the album is finally receiving the official release it always deserved.  Just in time for Mother’s Day, J Dilla’s mother Ma Dukes and her label Vintage Vibez Music Group are proud to present official vinyl and CD versions of Jay Love Japan.  This 11-track collection of Dilla instrumentals and vocal tracks features appearances from Blu, Miguel, J*Davey, Ta’Raach, Exile,Baatin, and more, making it the perfect snapshot of late-period J Dilla brilliance.

This limited-edition collection is available on CD, vinyl, ordeluxe edition.  Deluxe edition includes the album on CD + vinyl, plus an exclusive Jay Love Japan T-shirt and a bonus 7″ flexi-disc.  Bonus 7″ is exclusive and not available through any other retailers.