Mass Appeal

J Dilla - The Diary (CD + Embroidered Patch)


The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla’s longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary on April 15th, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records. Initially intended for release in 2002, The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime, lending crucial insight into the producer’s prowess and thought process in the period leading up to his break with the major label system and the extremely fertile period that followed (which encompassed the making of the canonical classics Ruff Draft, Jaylib, and Donuts). The Diary features vocal performances by J Dilla, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, Frank and Dank, Nottz and Boogie, over production by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-tek, Nottz, House Shoes, Supa Dave West, Bink! and Karriem Riggins.

The Introduction

The Anthem feat. Frank & Dank

Fight Club feat. Nottz & Boogie

The Shining Pt. 1 (Diamonds) feat. Kenny Wray

The Shining Pt. 2 (Ice)


Gangsta Boogie feat. Snoop Dogg & Kokane

Drive Me Wild

Give Them What They Want

The Creep (The O)

The Ex feat. Bilal

So Far

Fuck The Police

The Diary