When J Dilla suddenly passed away in 2006, at the tender age of 32, from cardiac arrest, the hip-hop community lost one of the greatest producers of all-time. That year Jay Dee left hip-hop one of the finest collections of instrumentals in Donuts. What made Donuts so special, besides it being released three days before J Dilla’s passing, was that it feels like such an intensely personal statement. Since its release, many have went on to use the instrumentals from Donuts (including Ghostface, Drake, Charles Hamilton, Skyzoo, and Talib Kweli). Now Nas is finally sharing his collaboration with Jay Dee as he raps over the “Gobstopper” beat. Listen after the jump!
- Singlesposted October 31, 2013 / No Comments
Mary J gets a verse from Nas on this song from the Black Nativity soundtrack. The movie features Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Nas, among others. Black Navity comes out Nov. 27th and is about a teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives.
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