With the wealth of unreleased material from J Dilla in the streets, it’s always ill to hear that more is on the way, especially when Ma Dukes actually had a hand in sorting through his material. This cut, which is barely over 90 seconds and is a demo of some shit that Dilla had just wrote, is taken from Jay Dee aka J Dilla: The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set), a special 40-track opus in a dope ass, custom-made wooden box modeled after the SP-1200 that Dilla got started on. The 40 cuts on it are from Dilla’s batches on 4×10″ vinyl records, as well as one special edition cassette featuring four unreleased tracks.
Also included in this box set is a “commemorative booklet contains interviews with his peers, scholars, etc. along with rare and never before seen photos with provocative insight and perspective of the early years of Jay Dee’s career,” as well as “a Limited Edition 3.5 inch floppy disk containing (1) unreleased J Dilla production, multi-tracked and formatted specifically to upload within the actual E-Mu SP-1200 machine.” Basically, if you are a fan of J Dilla, own an SP-1200, you win like a motherfucker if you own this box set. Word is that the opportunity to sign up for updates and pre-order this box set will kick off on June 24 at 10AM EST. Early Christmas gifts to yourself FTW.