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J Dilla X Nas : The Sickness

I've been rather pre-occupied with a mix of illustration and logo design work recently so the posts have taken a back seat but this collaboration is a heavy hitter from all angles so be sure to check it out. A few weeks ago, the late J Dilla's album, "The Diary" was posthumously released. That was seemingly made possible by Nas, a publishing platform he's heavily invested in, Mass Appeal and Dilla's family estate. So it'd seem fitting that the first visual impression from the project links them all together. "The Sickness" is a bonus cut produced my Madlib and sees the two lyricists go bar for bar, flexin' over the driving beat. 

The video, directed by Ruffmercy fits the tracks nicely. You can find more of his animation on Run The Jewels, Schoolboy Q and Disclosure cuts by clicking through. Interestingly the Disclosure piece was made in collaboration with Kate Moross who I've sadly been a big fan of for around a decade. Making myself feel old. Sigh. Anyway, press play and enjoy below.