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Album artwork for Ruff Draft by J Dilla

j dilla's rarely heard masterpiece 'ruff draft' officially re-released as a deluxe 2cd and 2lp set with bonus vocal tracks, interludes and instrumentals. in retrospect, 'ruff draft' proved to mark a turning point in dilla's career. in contrast to the often understated, mellow vibes and minimal, crisp drumbeats he brought to the boards for a tribe called quest, common, busta rhymes, the roots, erykah badu and many more well-known names, 'ruff draft' revealed - to those who heard it the first time around - a whole new side to dilla's musical genius. freewheeling, in-your-face synthesizers blend perfectly with an uncharacteristically sample-heavy approach that was as bangin' as it was experimental. and, as he indicated in the intro to the album, it's supposed to bump in your car like an old cassette - one of those well-loved ones that get played over and over and over. stones throw records now presents the reissue of ruff draft as a crucial milestone in the evolution of one of hip-hop's greatest producers.

J Dilla

Ruff Draft

Stones Throw
Album artwork for Ruff Draft by J Dilla
CD

$12.99

Released 03/21/2011Catalogue Number

CD-STH-2153

J Dilla

Ruff Draft

Stones Throw
Album artwork for Ruff Draft by J Dilla
CD

$12.99

Released 03/21/2011Catalogue Number

CD-STH-2153

j dilla's rarely heard masterpiece 'ruff draft' officially re-released as a deluxe 2cd and 2lp set with bonus vocal tracks, interludes and instrumentals. in retrospect, 'ruff draft' proved to mark a turning point in dilla's career. in contrast to the often understated, mellow vibes and minimal, crisp drumbeats he brought to the boards for a tribe called quest, common, busta rhymes, the roots, erykah badu and many more well-known names, 'ruff draft' revealed - to those who heard it the first time around - a whole new side to dilla's musical genius. freewheeling, in-your-face synthesizers blend perfectly with an uncharacteristically sample-heavy approach that was as bangin' as it was experimental. and, as he indicated in the intro to the album, it's supposed to bump in your car like an old cassette - one of those well-loved ones that get played over and over and over. stones throw records now presents the reissue of ruff draft as a crucial milestone in the evolution of one of hip-hop's greatest producers.