The first in what is to be a series of unheard Dilla releases is due next month.
Last year, Dilla’s estate announced plans to release more previously-unheard music from the dearly departed producer via a series of releases under the umbrella “The Lost Scrolls.”
The first such release, Music From The Lost Scrolls Vol. 1, is due out on February 5. Release notes promise that “the beats are prime, vintage Dilla start to finish,” and that the songs also feature Dilla on the mic. The 10″ is being assembled by confidant Frank Nitt (of Frank N Dank), and includes the return of The Yancey Boys, as Dilla’s brother Illa J and Nitt trade verses on ‘The Throwaway’ (that video is below).
Pre-order the release now over at Fat Beats; the tentative cover art and tracklist follow. The release comes on the heels of Ma Dukes’ decision to sell off Dilla’s record collection on eBay.
J Dilla – DeWitt To Do It
J Dilla – Smack A Bitch
Yancey Boys (Feat. Frank Nitt) – The Throwaway
J Dilla – Ruff & Rugged