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.

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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.