J Dilla - The Shining - LP
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J Dilla - The Shining - LP

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The Shining is J. Dilla’s third and final studio album, released on August 22, 2006. Dilla died before its completion on February 10, 2006—the album was completed posthumously. It was Dilla’s first full-length solo release since 2001’s Welcome 2 Detroit.

In order to prevent leaks, the advance copy of the album featured samples over the original tracks to ensure they didn’t get shared. Many people believe that the samples are part of the album, even though they don’t appear in the retail version.

Dilla’s mother chose producer Karriem Riggins to finish the project after her son’s death. Riggins, who also grew up in Detroit, was a longtime friend of Dilla. Riggins has teased more unheard music, saying “all of [Dilla’s] music needs to be heard.”

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