By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      It’s been almost a year since producer J. Dilla’s passing but his music continues to live on. Stones Throw Records has announced that it will release J Dilla’s Ruff Draft, a rare 2003 album that was previously a vinyl-only released distributed by German label, Groove Attack.

      The album is all J. Dilla rhyming and producing, which is some of his best work that few fans have. For musical reference, while creating this album, Dilla was also working on his collaborative project with Madlib, Champion Sound as Jaylib. The double album will hit stores on March 20 with disc one featuring the original 10 tracks and four previously unreleased tracks and disc two the instrumentals for the songs from the original master tapes.


















Here’s the track listing:



Let’s Take It Back

Reckless Driving

Nothing Like This

The $


Make’em NV


Crushin’ (Yeeeeaah!)


Intro (Alt.)*


Take Notice*

Shouts (Alt.)*


*previously unreleased