Jay Dee aka J Dilla ‎– Welcome 2 Detroit

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

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A1 Welcome 2 Detroit
A2 Y'all Ain't Ready
A3 Think Twice
Instruments [All Other] – James YanceyKeyboards, Trumpet – Dwelle*Trombone – Dwelle's BrotherWritten-By – L. Mizell*, Mjabi*, Sigidi
A4 The Clapper
Co-producer – Jay DeeProducer – Karriem RigginsRap [Guest] – Blu*
B1 Come Get It
Rap [Guest] – Elzhi
B2 Pause
Rap [Guest] – Frank-N-Dank
B3 B.B.E. (Big Booty Express)
B4 Beej-N-Dem Pt.2
Rap [Guest] – Beej
C1 Brazillian Groove (EWF)
Instruments [All Other] – James YanceyKeyboards, Guitar [Lead] – Dwelle*Percussion [Claves] – Frank Bush
C2 It's Like That
Rap [Guest] – Hodge Podge, Lacks
C3 Give It Up
C4 Rico Suave Bossa Nova
Drums, Percussion – Karriem RigginsInstruments [All Other] – James YanceyPercussion [Claves] – Frank Bush
D1 Featuring Phat Kat
Rap [Guest] – Phat Kat
D2 Shake It Down
D3 African Rhythms
Written-By – Plunky Branch*
D4 One

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All songs produced for Pay-J Productions except: The Clapper produced by Karriem Riggins (ASCAP), Karriem Riggins Music, co-produced for Pay-J Music (ASCAP), Polygram Universal Publishing.
Dwele appears courtesy (Timotheous Entertainment/Virgin Records).

UK Distribution: b-m-d via Pinnacle. US Distribution: Stud!o k7.

Vinyl mastering at Masterpiece by Walter Coelho.

℗ Barely Breaking Even Music 2001. © Barely Breaking Even Records 2001.

Track durations and BPM are not present on the record.
A1: 88 | A2: 100 | A3: 100 | A4: 88
B1: 95 | B2: 95 | B3: 96 | B4: 96
C1: 94-96 | C2: 96 | C3: 91 | C4: 99
D1: 89 | D2: 86 | D3: 91 | D4: 98

There're also cover versions without the black sticker in the upper right corner and the "Parental Advisory" one in the lower left. Runouts and everything else are the same.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01647 12011 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801647120119
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): BBEBGLP-001-A1 WALLY C. MASTERPIECE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): BBEBGLP-001-B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side C): BBEBGLP-001-C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side D): BBEBGLP-001-D1 SHAWN HEATHMANS
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BBEBGLP001 Jay Dee Welcome 2 Detroit(2xLP, Album, RP) BBE BBEBGLP001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BBEBG001, BBEBGCD001 Jay Dee aka J Dilla Jay Dee aka J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit(CD, Album, Dig) BBE, BBE BBEBG001, BBEBGCD001 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Jay Dee Welcome 2 Detroit(CD, Album, Mixed, Promo, Car) BBE none UK 2001 Sell This Version
BBEBGLPI001 Jay Dee Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumental(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) BBE BBEBGLPI001 UK 2011 Sell This Version
BBEBGCDI001 Jay Dee Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumental(CD, Album, RE) BBE BBEBGCDI001 UK 2012 Sell This Version



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September 6, 2007
I was only introduced to Jay Dee following his death. I purchased this record and was immediately blown away by his distinctive heavy, raw sound. Alot of the tracks appear quite simple, but that is why they are so effective. The stand out track for me is "Pause", the beats are lethal. Definitely dancefloor based, that much is clear. His tracks can cross the divide from hip hop to that detroit house/techno sound, purveyed by the likes of the three chairs and Carl Craig. Badly missed, RIP