You Need J Dilla’s Unreleased ‘Back To The Crib’ Mixtape In Your Life

blame it on Meka August 24, 2016

On August 22nd, J Dilla‘s The Shining reached a milestone as it turned 10 years old. To commemorate, British label BBE Music has revealed another unreleased goodie from the late producer.

Called Back To The Crib, the 45-minute mixtape features Jay Dee spinning a wealth of gems, including songs from Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, The Doobie Brothers and several soul, funk and R&B jams.

It’s already been a decade since J Dilla — the mercurial producer and rapper from Detroit — passed away and his posthumously completed album, The Shining, saw the light of day on BBE Records. Made some time between mid-1999 and early 2000, fans of the late James Yancey should immediately press play on the session below.