Ma Dukes is the illest—especially if you’re a J Dilla fan. The mother of the late, great rapper has steadily dropped his unreleased material over the past several years, including Dillatronic in October.
The latest leaked posthumous track, “The Look,” comes from the upcoming re-release of Jay Love Japan, one of many since his 2006 passing. On April 15, another highly-anticipated J Dilla album, The Diary, hits the shelves—a project originally slated to drop in 2002.
The Diary features vocals from Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Nottz, Kokaine, and J Dilla himself. It also gets some production assistance from Hi-Tek, Pete Rock, Madlib, and more. The release is a joint effort with Mass Appeal Records, Nas‘ record label.
The re-release of Jay Love Japan is a much needed reboot of the initial project, which saw a short release in 2008. Japan was reportedly one of Dilla’s favorite tour spots. The aptly-named album is expected to surface around Mother’s Day.