Tuesday, August 22, 2006

J Dilla Shines On

The Shining officially dropped today. It's pretty much what I anticipated from a Jay Dee record - consistantly good music with a few tracks that geronimo! off the disc...

E=MC2: Kind of reminds me of Common's "Soul Power" from Electric Circus - sounds like the future of the funk.

Love: It was leaked some weeks back with distorted audio snippets of Jack Nicholson in THE Shining. Monch is O.K. but Dilla's track practically lifts me off my feet.

So Far To Go: Haven't heard D'Angelo in a while. His hook is pleasant. Common comes off with his usual syrupy-ness. This is my favorite track from the album. It feels too good not to hit repeat. Beautiful.