Published Feb 18, 2016There's been no shortage of posthumous J Dilla material since the highly influential producer passed away in 2006. The steady stream hasn't stopped, either, as Nas plans to release a new Dilla album through his Mass Appeal imprint.
Earlier today (February 18), Nas appeared on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show to announce a new release called The Diary. The album will arrive on April 15.
"I feel like he was still growing," Nas said of the late artist. "His was the one that was still emerging. It was still growing."
The Introduction will feature guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Frank and Dank, Kenny Wray and others. You'll find its full tracklisting below.
Rather than just talk about the release, Nas also shared a new track from the album. Listen to the synth-heavy banger "The Introduction" below.
1. The Introduction
2. The Anthem (ft. Frank and Dank)
3. Fight Club (ft. Nottz and Boogie)
4. The Shining Pt. 1 (Diamonds) (ft. Kenny Wray)
5. The Shining Pt. 2 (Ice)
7. Gangsta Boogie (ft. Snoop Dogg and Kokane)
8. Drive Me Wild
9. Give Them What They Want
10. The Creep (The O)
11. The Ex (ft. Bilal)
12. So Far
13. Fuck the Police
14. The Diary