With the 10th anniversary of J Dilla's death having just passed, Nas was just on Beats 1 Radio to announce that his label, Mass Appeal, is teaming up with Dilla's estate to put out a new album from the legendary producer later this year. The album, which is titled The Diary, will feature contributions from Snoop Dogg, Madlib, Pete Rock, Bilal, and more and feature previously unreleased beats and raps from Dilla.
In addition to the announcement, Zane Lowe dropped the first single from the project titled “The Introduction,” which features some crazy bars from Dilla. The life of Dilla is always appreciated in the music world, but never more than now, and that love and appreciation will only expand with the new album coming this year. You can listen to “The Introduction” in full below, and check out Complex's in-depth look at Dilla's career and legacy here.