J. Dilla ft. Frank-N-Dank – Anthem

Two new J. Dilla projects coming to fruition on the seventh anniversary of his passing. One on Pay Jay (Jay Dee’s official label) and one through Stones Throw.

“Anthem” and “Trucks” were two of the songs J Dilla recorded in late 2001 and early 2002 as he put the finishing touches on what was supposed to be an album featuring his raps over production by the likes of Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins and others. These two tracks, however, were produced by Dilla himself.

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Related: Stones Throw is also releasing Frank N Dank’s 48 Hours Instrumentals, produced entirely by J. Dilla

Here’s the story: It was 2002. Signed to a solo deal with MCA, whose roster at the time included Common and The Roots, J Dilla spearheaded a project for two of the most unlikely major label emcees: Frank N Dank. In retrospect it’s not hard to understand why the label shelved and eventually dropped the project.

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19 Responses to “J. Dilla ft. Frank-N-Dank – Anthem”

  1. HolidayKirk Says:

    Nah. Miguel deserved them awards.


    Definitely, I’ve never liked Channel Orange.

    Also, Dilla >>>>>>, but that goes without saying.

  2. King James Says:

    Channel Orange is the 2012 album of the year

  3. King James Says:

    Channel orange and kaleidoscope dream by far were the best albums of 2012 by far!

  4. General Glamour Says:

    Pyramids is one of the best most innovative songs of last year

    Channel Orange is overrated tho

  5. General Glamour Says:

    They said they found the Nas / Frank Ocean collabo they lost earlier

    They might release it

  6. Gob Bluth Says:

    T-Pain Throws Shots At Future


    Bound to happen

  7. General Glamour Says:

    T-Pain makes more bangers than Future

    Future makes more repeatedly listenable music

  8. General Glamour Says:

    If Miguel admitted he was gay he would have won everything he was nominated for and would have deserved it

    Adorn >>>>

  9. Gob Bluth Says:

    And this is where the disconnect lies with Frank Ocean fans/non fans. The nigga can’t carry a tune, but i’m supposed to be amazed by his music….Nah. Miguel deserved them awards. Frank needs to be added to a long list of talented song writers who need to stay behind the pen and pad. Keri Hilson comes to mind.


    Cosign but i still find Frank’s music more stimulating [II]

  10. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    james yancey
    j dilla
    dilla dawg
    mcnasty filth
    pay jay

    your favorite rapper/producers favorite rapper/producer.

  11. Gob Bluth Says:

    T-Pain makes more bangers than Future


    I think you mean made, when was the last T-Pain hit ??

  12. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    channel orange was a good album

    i skip forrest gump

  13. HolidayKirk Says:

    I think you mean made, when was the last T-Pain hit ??


    He barely managed to edge into the top 10 with “5’O Clock”, if it wasnt for that he would have never gotten an album out.

  14. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    fuck ass soundcloud player on this site, yo.

  15. General Glamour Says:

    Gob Bluth
    1 min ago
    T-Pain makes more bangers than Future


    I think you mean made, when was the last T-Pain hit ??


    Every artist has a season

    Future is hot right now no homo

    But if he compare his success to T-Pains in his prime !?!?

    No competition, T had the game in a chokehold

  16. Casket Face Says:

    Chanel Orange gets a 2/5 from me …

    bamboo skewer in penis hole >>>> Forrest Gump

  17. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    gotta have a miguel track or 2 for the females


  18. sealsaa Says:

    And then this nigga Frank whistled into the mic at the end…I couldn’t believe it.

    He coudlnt’ carry Marvin Gaye’s coke in a suitcase

  19. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    can’t front…

    those teddy pinned her ass down string of hits during those couple of summers had every club, lounge, house party, ball, etc. on smidash.

    twas gettin plenty ass due to t-pains music.

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