J Dilla‘s legacy lives on today, as we get yet another exciting bit of news by way of Ma Dukes and the Jay Dee estate. Back in 2001, Yancey created PayJay Productions, Inc., a publishing company that would help him earn royalties from music he had released. The production company is now being revived in the hopes of dropping some new music from the late legend. The imprint doesn’t stop there, as they also plan on releasing J Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary. “Anthem” is the first single off the upcoming album, which will feature “Trucks” as the B-side. Both of these cuts are produced by Dilla and mixed by engineer Dave Cooley. For those unfamiliar, Cooley worked a bunch with Dilla back when he was living in Los Angeles.
The Diary is also set to feature production from Madlib, Nottz, Pete Rock, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins and more. Which leads us to believe that this is the highly discussed Pay Jay album, which was originally supposed to see an early ’00s release via MCA Records. Stream “Anthem” and get more information on the highly anticipated release of The Diary here.