An album of unreleased J Dilla material has been announced.
'The Diary of J. Dilla' arrives later this year, with Nas partnering the producer's estate for a release through his Mass Appeal label.
Nas spoke to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 last night (February 18th), airing new material and reflecting on the hip-hop icon's life and work.
"I think people are always gonna listen to him and be inspired but also he could rhyme and he’s rapping his ass off on this record," he said. "He has a lot of things to say. This is the whole body of work - the right body of work, done the right way. The people thats heard some of the records that have leaked they know what he’s saying is what's happening in the world right now so this album is right on time."
Check out new J Dilla track 'The Introduction' below.
...and here's Nas discussing the release with Zane Lowe.