J Dilla – Diamonds (The Shining pt.1) (prod. Nottz) [Mastered]

blame it on Shake August 2, 2013

Originally leaked years back unmixed, J Dilla’s Nottz-produced “The Shining pt.1” has finally been completed. Taking on the name “Diamonds” (which I believe many folks thought the song was already called), the newly-mastered single will find it’s way onto Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary, due out later this year.

Before the LP, “Diamonds” will be included on Dilla’s Diamonds & Ice 12-inch EP, alongside alternate mixes of “Ice (The Shining pt.2)” and the Madlib-produced “The D.”

  • Mitch

    Something seemed missing the first time I listened to this and it was because the ad-libs of the sample were removed during Dilla’s verses. Hopefully the alternate version will still have those ad-libs – They made the song seem more up-beat.

    I’ll bump the OG, Un-Mastered version over this version anyday

  • B

    It sounds decent but the raw version is pretty dope. Weren’t engineers known for messing up the levels on his tracks?

  • david

    anyone got a link to the original?