J Dilla ‎– The Diary

Pay Jay Productions ‎– PJ007, Mass Appeal ‎– PJ007
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
All Media, Limited Edition

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Introduction
Producer – House ShoesProducer [Additional] – J DillaWritten-By – J. Yancey*, M. Buchanan*
A2 The Anthem
Featuring – Frank And Dank*Producer – J DillaWritten-By – D. Harvey*, F. Bush*, J. Yancey*
A3 Fight Club
Featuring, Vocals – NottzProducer – WaajeedWritten-By – D. Lamb*, G. Mcrae, II*, J. Yancey*, R. O'Bryant*
A4 The Shining Pt. 1 (Diamonds)
Featuring, Vocals – Kenny WrayProducer – NottzWritten-By – D. Crofts*, D. Lamb*, J. Seals*, J. Yancey*
A5 The Shining Pt. 2 (Ice)
Producer – MadlibWritten-By – J. Yancey*, O. Jackson, Jr.*
A6 Trucks
Producer – J DillaWritten-By – G. Webb*
A7 Gangsta Boogie
Featuring, Vocals – Kokane, Snoop*Producer – Hi-TekWritten-By – C. Broadus*, J. Yancey*, J. Long*, T. Cottrell*
B1 Drive Me Wild
Bass [Outro] – Pino Palidino*Drums – Karriem RigginsDrums [Outro] – QuestloveGuitar – Jeff Lee Johnson*Keyboards [Outro] – James PoyserProducer – Karriem RigginsWritten-By – J. Yancey*, K. Riggins*
B2 Give Them What They Want
Producer – J DillaWritten-By – J. Yancey*
B3 The Creep (The O)
Producer – Hi-TekWritten-By – J. Yancey*, T. Cottrell*
B4 The Ex
Featuring, Vocals – BilalProducer – Pete RockWritten-By – B. Oliver*, J. Yancey*, P. Phillips*
B5 So Far
Producer – Supa Dave WestWritten-By – J. Yancey*, D. West*
B6 Fuck The Police
Producer – J DillaWritten-By – A. Decock*, J. Yancey*, R. Costy*
B7 The Diary
Producer – Bink!Written-By – J. Yancey*, R. Harrell*
C The Ex
Featuring, Vocals – BilalProducer – Pete RockWritten-By – J. Yancey*
D The Ex (R&B Version)
Featuring, Vocals – BilalProducer – Pete RockWritten-By – J. Yancey*

Companies, etc.



Record Store Day 2016 release. Limited to 4000 copies.

Includes download card, bonus 7" and a 12-page book detailing the story behind this legendary album.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 706091800719
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A): PJ007 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B): PJ007 B₁

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MSAP0032 J Dilla The Diary(CD, Album) Pay Jay Productions, Mass Appeal MSAP0032 US 2016 Sell This Version
PJ007CS J Dilla The Diary(Cass, Album) Pay Jay Productions, Mass Appeal PJ007CS US 2016 Sell This Version
none J Dilla The Diary(14xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Pay Jay Productions, Mass Appeal none US 2016
MSAP0033, MSAP003 J Dilla The Diary (Instrumentals)(CD, Album) Pay Jay Productions, Mass Appeal MSAP0033, MSAP003 US 2016 Sell This Version
none J Dilla The Diary(Cass, Album, TP) Not On Label none US 2016 Sell This Version


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June 4, 2016
Nas's "The Sickness" isn't on the vinyl release.
What a disappointment....


April 20, 2016
My copy came with the 45 outside the sleeve, covered in surface scratches. The main LP had some as well. Anyone else this unfortunate?


April 18, 2016
I believe the track listing is incorrect. My 7" also has a B-Side of "The Ex (R&B Version).


April 17, 2016
The bonus 7" I got has a b-side of an "R&B version" of The Ex, not an instrumental. Were there variations as to what the bonus 7" was, or is the current tracklisting here incorrect?


April 17, 2016
It's good to see this being sold at a reasonable price, especially since it's a highly sought after release. Got mine at my local record store but, still good to see that though.


April 7, 2016
What happened to that "Radio" song??? That should have been on here forreal!