Ruff Draft (Colored LP)

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Features the original Ruff Draft EP sequence on Clear Vinyl with Black Splatter

When Ruff Draft saw its initial release in 2003, J Dilla possessed production skills on par with anyone in hip-hop – technically and creatively. “At the top of his game,” says longtime friend and collaborator, Karriem Riggins. After years of building while modestly deferring to others of both greater and lesser notoriety, Dilla finally completed the first solo endeavor on his own label, entirely on his own terms. The project would go on to spur his collaborative album with Madlib - Jaylib's Champion Sound - and would first showcase the template that he would take to his greatest heights with 2006’s Donuts. This definitive reissue of Ruff Draft takes Dilla’s recently discovered mixes of the album – only ever issued on the rare, original vinyl EP – and restores his vision for the project... “straight from the mothafuckin’ cassette,” as he phrased the sound he was going for on the intro.


A1 Intro
A2 Let's Take It Back
A3 Reckless Driving
A4 Nothing Like This
A5 The $
B1 Interlude
B2 Make'em NV
B3 Interlude
B4 Crushin' (Yeeaah)
B5 Shouts


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