Jaylib

Jaylib

J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) and Madlib are Jaylib. The steps toward a collaboration began in 2000 when LA based DJ J Rocc gave Madlib a CD of Dilla beats to listen to. Madlib was so inspired that he recorded a whole album in his Bomb Shelter Studio, rapping over them for his own ears only and for lack of a title, scawled "Jaylib" across the CDR in a black Sharpie.

Madlib and Dilla briefly worked together in 2001 for Dilla's MCA album which was never to be released. But the real course towards the "Jaylib" collaboration began when a bit of extra... more