An unreleased J Dilla track? Yup… It’s an all-Detroit-everything affair on Magnif’s hypnotic new J Dilla-produced single, “The Last,” the B-side to last year’s “The Shining Pt. 2.” The link to the Motor City doesn’t end there, though; it features ill original artwork from Detroit artist Michelle Tanguay while Young RJ (of Slum Village) recorded and mixed the two songs.
The beat on “The Last” is classic Dilla and it’s no surprise that Magnif’s confident, smooth rhymes are a natural complement, because his connection with Dilla back to 2003. That’s when Magnif, as one-half of underground duo Lawless Element, worked with Dilla on several notable cuts. Their history in addition to the pure dopeness of “The Last” is an emotional reminder of what these two could have done together had Dilla not passed away in 2006.
The main and clean edit versions of each track can be purchased on iTunes, and will be available on 7-inch vinyl, coupled with the instrumental passes, on September 18th. Vinyl pre-order are now available, courtesy of Fat Beats.