Skip to main content Skip to footer
Up to 20% off select gear with code: SPOOKY
Call our Gear Advisors Hablamos Español
MF MD HG01 Recording Month 10-8-18

J Dilla - Ruff Draft

  • Write a Review
SKU 
K57484 000000000
Product Price $19.98
  • Free Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)

Release Date:11/08/2011;Notes:"Let me explain it. It's Ruff Draft. For my real niggaz only. DJs that play that real live shit. You wanna bounce in yo...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
    Warranty Options
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List
Set Alerts
Earn Points

Earn up to 160 reward points.

Release Date:11/08/2011;Notes:"Let me explain it. It's Ruff Draft. For my real niggaz only. DJs that play that real live shit. You wanna bounce in your whip, sound like it's straight from the ma'f*ckin' cassette! Ruff Draft... Let's do it."... Thus begins Ruff Draft. Released only on vinyl in February 2003 with European distribution, this sought-after album remains the elusive key release in J Dilla's catalog. Ruff Draft would later prove a turning point in Dilla's career. He spent the '90s making a name for himself as an all-around, top-notch hip-hop producer for A Tribe Called Quest, Common and de la Soul, eventually branch-ing ut to work with a variety of heavy-hitters in hip-hop and R&B, including Busta Rhymes, The Roots and Erykah Badu. In contrast to understated, mellow vibes and minimal, crisp drumbeats he brought to these groups, Ruff Draft first revealed a whole new side to Dilla's musical genius. Reewheeling, in-your-face synthesizers, and an unchar-acteristically sample-heavy approach that was as bangin' as it was experimental. After Ruff Draft's limited release, Dilla relocated from Detroit to Los Angeles where he would continue working on tracks for Common's Be (Geffen, 2005), hostface Killah's Fishscale (Def Jam, 2006), Busta Rhyme's Big Bang (Aftermath, 2006), and his own material - all of this while dealing with a life threatening illness that was unknown outside his immediate circle. J Dilla died on February 10, 2006, after suffering for over 2 years from complications of TTP, a rare blood disease, and Lupus. His passing came 3 days after the release of his album Donuts (Stones Throw, 2006). Coverage of his life's work in Rolling Stone, Spin, XXL, NYTimes, Scratch, Fader, MTV, The Source and his subsequently released The Shining (BBE, 2006), have presented Dilla's music to countless new fans. Stones Throw Records is proud to release Ruff Draft for the first time on CD, together with 4 previously unre-leased tracks, and a bonus CD of the Ruff Draft instrumentals - all from the original master tapes.;Track List:1. Intro;2. Let's Take It Back;3. Reckless Driving;4. Nothing Like This;5. The $;6. Interlude;7. Make'em NV;8. Interlude;9. Crushin' (Yeeeeaah!);10. Shouts;11. Intro [Alternate Take];12. Wild;13. Take Notice;14. Shouts [Alternate Take];15. Let's Take It Back [Instrumental];16. Reckless Driving [Instrumental];17. Nothing Like This [Instrumental];18. The $ [Instrumental];19. Make'em NV [Instrumental];20. Crushin' (Yeeeeaah!) [Instrumental];21. Intro [Alternate Take][Instrumental];22. Wild [Instrumental];23. Take Notice [Instrumental];24. Shouts [Alternate Take][Instrumental]


Reviews
Questions & Answers View All
Loading....
Questions & Answers
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.