Jay Stay Paid

J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2009 Ratings: #218 / 859
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
June 2, 2009 / Release Date
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Nature Sounds / Label
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Nine times out of ten posthumous releases are doing a disservice to the memory of the artist in question, and are often obvious cash-grab attempts by rightsholders. Not the case with Jay Stay Paid. The album is a 28 track collection of unreleased Dilla beats mixed and arranged by Pete Rock. Although Jay Stay Paid is mostly instrumental, it includes guests vocals from several artists that Dilla worked with or admired, such as Black Thought, Havoc, Raekwon, MF DOOM, and M.O.P. It was executive ... read more
Excellent = N/A
Great = 3, 12, 14, 24, 26
Average = every other song
Bad = 7-8, 18
Trash = N/A

Some songs have very little progression, but most still ended up enjoyable. Most of the songs are very short, which isn't too bad since this album is sort of a sampler of Dilla's beats, but some songs, especially the ones featuring Blu and Danny Brown would've been better if they had more time for a longer verse. Some songs, including 24k, started off great, but were brought down due to unnecessary ... read more
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Track List

  1. KJay FM Dedication
  2. King
  3. I Told Yall
  4. Lazer Gunne Funk
  5. In the Night/While You Slept (I Crept)
  6. Smoke
  7. Blood Sport - J Dilla, Lil' Fame
  8. CaDILLAc
  9. Expensive Whip
  10. Kaklow (Jump on It)
  11. Digi Dirt - J Dilla
  12. Dilla Bot vs. the Hybrid
  13. Milk Money
  14. Spacecowboy vs. Bobble Head
  15. Reality TV
  16. On Stilts
  17. Fire Wood Drumstix
  18. Glamour Sho75 (09)
  19. 10,000 Watts
  20. 9th Caller
  21. Make It Fast [Unadultered Mix] - Diz Gibran, J Dilla
  22. 24K Rap - J Dilla, Raekwon
  23. Big City
  24. Pay Day - J Dilla, Frank Nitty
  25. See That Boy Fly - Illa J, J Dilla
  26. Coming Back
  27. Mythsysizer
  28. KJay and We Out

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