GETDOWNNN Love Dilla (& Diddy?)
[HIPPO’S NOTE: I’ll be off to Chi-Town for a little bit of business and a lot of R&R. So I won’t be putting up any posts for about a week. Any of y’all out there who know where the spots are for clubbin’, records, and eats please help me out.]
Good week for the Exclusive Heads, especially if you like dope hip-hop producers. First Hi-tek’s Hi-Teknology 2 (checkout my post, An Old Flame… if you haven’t yet). Today it’s the late, great J. Dilla’s Jay Love Japan & Diddy’s (he was a producer before he became the artist/fashion designer/Broadway actor/business mogul/Proactiv spokesperson ) Press Play.
First up is, as we should, Jay Love Japan. If you’ve ever been to the record stores in Japan, you understand why Jay Love Japan. I know its already out in Japan, but hey, there hasn’t even been a release date set for it here yet. It’s Jay’s parting shot, the last of the last. And it ain’t table scraps. Makes me sad, but I won’t dwell on it here (checkout Soulquarian: The Love Tribute). It’s unfortunate that it’s so short and sweet, but we do with what we have.
Fortunately (or also unfortunately), we do have Puffy’s, Sean Comb’s, P. Diddy’s, Puff Daddy’s, Diddy’s, whatever the hell you want to call him, new album Press Play (if you dare!) set to be released on 10/17. For me, it’s alright, nothing crazy, but alright. I’ve included the tracks below that I could stand and that don’t sound so obviously ghostwritten. If you're wondering why Diddy’s on GETDOWNNN - we need the traffic and really, some of it isn’t that bad. It could be worse, he could be giving us breast milk from a Cambodian immigrant (see above).
[MP3] J. Dilla feat. Ta’Raach & DJ Exile :: Say It!
[MP3] J. Dilla feat. J’Davey :: Red Light
[MP3] J. Dilla feat. Blu & Jontel :: Sun In My Face
[MP3] J-Rocc :: Thank You Jay Dee (A Tribute Mix)
[MP3] Diddy feat. Big Boi, Ciara & Scar :: Wanna Move
[MP3] Diddy feat. Keri :: After Love
[MP3] Diddy feat. Jamie Foxx :: Partners For Life