By now most everyone is familiar with the story of musical legend J Dilla. The quiet, prolific producer collaborated with everyone from
Eryka Badu to Common to Janet Jackson to Prince. Dilla was just beginning to capitalize on his cult status when he sadly passed at age 32 due to Lupus-related complications. Jay Stay Paid is a 28 track collection of unreleased Dilla beats mixed and arranged by Pete Rock. While mostly instrumental, “J$P” also offers a few guests vocals from artists that Dilla worked with or admired including Black Thought of The Roots, MF DOOM, Havoc of Mobb Deep, M.O.P. , Raekwon and more.
The 24K Rap video, directed by Derek Pike, was filmed in the Alife store in Lower East Side, NYC.