Logic has decided to scrap a finished album that featured him rapping solely over unreleased J Dilla production.
During a recent YouTube livestream that circulated on Tuesday (January 3), Logic explained that his decision was merely personal and had nothing to do with clearance issues.
“I did a whole J Dilla album but that’s another story for another time,” Logic said. “And it wasn’t nothing with the estate… everything was fine, It’s just… I was like, ‘I’m straight.’ Like, I recorded this whole J Dilla album with all unreleased beats and shit and I was like, ‘I’m okay.’”
Instead, the Maryland native would rather see the production fall into the hands of Boldy James, who last year announced his own project over the late producer’s unreleased beats. “I’d rather see Boldy do it. He’s gonna fuckin’ kill it,” Logic added. “The fact that I could even rap on it was really good. And who knows, maybe it’ll see the light of day one time. But, we’ll see.”
Logic has an entire album over unreleased J Dilla beats but decided not to release it
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Boldy James first announced his Dilla project in a 2020 interview with HipHopDX, then elaborated further during an interview with Phoenix’s Trill store in June.
“I’ve actually got an announcement to make,” he said. “You talking about they don’t even know what’s about to happen, you don’t even know what’s about to happen. I got a whole entirely produced J Dilla project that I’m about to drop. I would tell you the name of it, but I had to tell you that. I got the last of the Dilla stash.
“A lot of people owe their success, you know, not owe their success, but he alley-ooped a lot of people’s success,” Boldy continued. The list goes on, I’m not about to start name-dropping, but if you don’t know who this guy is, you need to do your history. J Dilla, Detroit, stand up.”
The Detroit-based rapper was previously featured on J Dilla’s posthumous album Rebirth of Detroit in 2012, appearing on “Detroit Game” alongside The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish.
Meanwhile, Logic is busy with other collaborations – which potentially includes actor Rainn Wilson, who’s best known for playing Dwight Schrute on The Office.
“My man is making beats right now, and he’s really snapping,” Logic said in a video on New Year’s Day showing Wilson tapping away on an MPC in the rapper’s home studio.
Though it’s unclear if anything will come out of their session, Logic did recently confirm a collaborative project with producer Madlib.