J Dilla – The Sickness feat. Nas (Prod. by Madlib)

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 Sickness” feat. Nas – produced by Madlib (iTunes Exclusive Bonus Track)

Pre-order on iTunes: found.ee/JDillaTheDiary

Epidemic – 4 Dimensions on a Paper

The 4th installment in Epidemic’s catalog “4 Dimensions on a Paper” takes the listener on a journey through an array of sonic landscapes and emotions, much like seeing different seasons pass through the year. It was constructed in four sections each containing four songs with each section representing one of the four seasons. Beginning with an upbeat playful feel-good sound representing the summer, it slowly descends into heavier and deeper themes and more melancholic sounds. It eventually ends on a hopeful positive note much like the cycle of seasons is renewed during spring. The album features production by numerous beat makers from all over the world. The Loop.Holes (a production team from Norway) handled more than half of the beats on the project however, producing 11 of the 18 tracks. Other production includes Boora, SicknessMP, Jewbei, Planet Ragtime, Figub Brazlevic and Da Eighth. Featured artists include Melanin 9 and Chad Bazel. This album, with its minimalist approach to guest appearances and lengthy track list, aims to provide hardcore Hip-hop fans with a concentrated and substantial listen. It will be released in digital, CD and vinyl formats.



“Do What You Like” produced by Boora
“Styles” produced by SicknessMP
“All I Need” produced by Jewbei
“Space Travelin’” produced by SicknessMP
“Metempsychosis” produced by Planet Ragtime
“From The Beginning” produced by Figub Brazlevic
“The Hidden” produced by Da Eighth
All other beats produced by The Loop.Holes
Scratches by Loot Fattig
All songs written and performed by Epidemic
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Hex One
Cover art and layout by Willy Wales (Instagram: crwales66)
©2016 Mic Theory Records

KRS-One_The Phife Tribute (Prod. DJ Static)

The Phife Tribute (Prod. DJ Static)

Calling all emcees! To spit a 16 bar! In honor of Phife Dawg!
All donations will go directly to, Phife Dawgs family.

Donate whatever you can! Minimum price is $5 dollars. So you can donate as much as you want to, Phifes family.

And if you are a real MC then lay down your 16 BARS!
In honor of, Phife Dawg.

Hashtag, #ThePhifeTribute to spread the word!

Rest In Peace, Phife!