Here is the other self-produced Dilla solo cut that was recorded for his Rap LP The Diary. This is the original two-track demo mix and includes a third verse that didn’t make it onto Dilla’s final version of the song.
Both “Anthem” and “Trucks” were produced, and feature complete vocal performances, by Dilla. The tracks come straight from multi-track masters found on 2-inch tape shortly after Dilla’s passing in 2006. These songs have been mixed by engineer Dave Cooley, who worked extensively with Dilla during his years in Los Angeles. Using Dilla’s original demo mixes as his guide, Cooley attempted to finalize Dilla’s vision for these tracks, while keeping all of the elements that Dilla had in place in his original demos present.
Look out for The Diary to drop later this year on Pay Jay Records.
Previously: J. Dilla ft. Frank-N-Dank – Anthem