Sunset Blvd (Reissue) (Vinyl 2LP)

Vinyl 2LP
If you've been sleeping under a rock without your hip-hop bible at your bedside table, maybe you missed the memo on this incredible record that's been out of print since 2013... Built on a collection of beats left behind when J Dilla sadly passed away, this album features Dilla's friend and cohort Frank Nitty (Frank N' Dank) and brother Illa J, along with guests like Guilty Simpson and Talib Kweli. Considered a stone cold classic upon its release, we're over the moon to hear it's getting a new pressing. - Flying Out

Reissue of this sought after & seminal hip-hop record, with all beats by J Dilla, featuring Common, Talib Kweli, Posdnuos, T-3 & Guilty Simpson, and the first time re-issued on vinyl since 2013.

Back in 2008, just two years after James Yancey aka J Dilla's passing, Mike Ross, founder of Delicious Vinyl, presented J Dilla's mother MaureenYancey (aka Ma Dukes), with a vault of unreleased beats from her late son. Following Dilla's childhood friend (and longtime collaborator) Frank Nitty (Of Frank N' Dank) was a part of a group of confidants, who lovingly went through the treasure chest of music, formulating a tribute to their departed friend the best way they knew how. With hundreds upon hundreds of instrumentals to choose from, Nitty and Dilla's brother Illa Jnarrowed the pile down to a collection of about 50 tracks, some of which would become the building blocks of their debut 2013 Yancey Boys album, Sunset Blvd. Upon its release in 2013, the LP became an instant classic, gaining recognition from tastemakers across the world.

Even without J Dilla's presence during the record's creation, Frank & Illa J were able to harness Dilla's omniscient creative energy during the production process of making Sunset Blvd. His contributions and spirit couldn't help but permeate the beats, the undeniable foundation for the tracks on the record. "Beyond the beats, his fingerprints were all over the record, in the guest artists we chose to ask for a feature, to the guys mixing and mastering. Most of whom he worked with before he passed", said Frank.

Through Delicious Vinyl, Sunset Blvd and the accompanying instrumentals were both released on wax in 2013, but have not been reissued since, until now.

Tracklist:

1. Dilltro
2. Fisherman
3. Lovin' U
4. Go and Ask the DJ
5. Jeep Volume
6. Flowers
7. Honk Ya Horn
8. Slippin'
9. Without Wings
10. Beautiful
11. Quicksand
12. Rock My World
13. The Throwaway
14. This Evening