2009 in hip hop music

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This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2009.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • Eminem, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre's new song "Crack a Bottle" has leaked on the internet. The song will be featured on Eminem's Relapse as a track not a single. It later reached number one.
  • Jermaine Dupri has split from Def Jam.
  • Bun B stated there would one last album by UGK titled 4 Life. Bun B stated that the album would have 12 tracks and no guest appearances.
  • Lupe Fiasco, last year stated he would be retiring and ending his career with a 3 disc album entitled LupE.N.D but now he said he is not going to retire instead, he's planning to release three albums over the next year and a half.[1]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • Snoop Dogg joins the Nation of Islam.[4]
  • Eminem plans to release two albums in this year.
  • 50 Cent also plans to release two albums this year and joins Fall Out Boy in their tour.
  • Rapper B.o.B changes his stage name to Bobby Ray.[5]
  • R.O.O.T.S. the second album from Flo Rida leaks onto the internet on March 24.
  • T.I. is sentenced to go to jail for 1 year and a day for gun possessions. He will go to federal prison sometime after May 19 for trying to purchase machine guns, ammunition, and silencers in October 2007.[6]
  • New Jack City II the last album from Bow Wow leaks onto the internet.
  • Cam'ron says there will not be a Dipset reunion.[7]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • Harlem-based rapper Max B was sentenced to 75 years in prison September 3 for his role in a botched robbery that led to a double murder in a Fort Lee, New Jersey hotel.[48]
  • On September 8, 50 Cent & Robert Greene released their book "The 50th Law".
  • On September 13, 2009, while Taylor Swift presented her speech in winning Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West interrupted her speech and stated that Beyoncé had a better video. His outburst received negative reaction from the audience and he was removed from the award show. He later apologized.
  • Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed "Empire State of Mind" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Towards the end of performing, Lil Mama jumped onstage.
  • Rapper/producer Kia Shine stated he co-wrote "Best I Ever Had" with Drake and has of 25% ownership of the song, at the BMI awards;[49] but Drake later denied this on his blog.[50]
  • DJ, turntablist & producer, Roc Raida died on September 19.[51]
  • Rapper Lil Boosie was sentenced to two years in prison for gun and marijuana possession. He could serve as little as one year depending on his behavior in prison.
  • Charles Hamilton was released from Interscope Records on September 19.[52]
  • New York-based rapper N.O.R.E. releases a video blog saying he doesn't support S.O.R.E., an album that hit stores on September 15 that was supposedly released by him.[53]
  • Chamillionaire announces his third studio album, Venom, to be released on February 2, 2010[54]

October[edit]

  • DJ, Mr. Magic dies of a heart attack.[55]
  • Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man, was arrested October 5 for tax evasion.[56]
  • Jim Jones pleaded guilty on October 5 in a New York courtroom to a misdemeanor assault charge - a result of an altercation involving a member of singer Ne-Yo's entourage last December.[57]
  • Chamillionaire released the first single, "Good Morning", from his upcoming album on iTunes[58]
  • Lil Wayne pleads guilty to gun charges from his 2007 arrest and could face up 8 months to 1 year in prison.
  • Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow was released from prison after serving almost nine years for his role in a violent nightclub shooting in 1999 involving Bad Boy mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. He was deported to Belize the next day.[59]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Notes
January 13 Various artists Notorious
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200
  • Jay-Z & Jadakiss have tracks on the album
January 27 OJ Da Juiceman The Otha Side of the Trap
  • Failed to Debut on Billboard 200, but debuts at No. 9 on Billboard Rap Albums
  • Singles: "Im Gettin' Money", "Make Tha Trap Say Aye"
February 24 Joe Budden Padded Room
Project Pat Real Recognize Real
  • Debuted at No. 70 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Keep It Hood"
Grandmaster Flash The Bridge - Concept Of A Culture
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Swagger"
B-Real Smoke N Mirrors
  • Debuted at No. 143 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Fire"
February 27 O.S.T.R. O.c.b.
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the OLiS
March 3 Romeo Get Low
  • Debuted at No. 149 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Get Low wit it"
March 17 Gorilla Zoe Don't Feed Da Animals
Capone-N-Noreaga Channel 10
March 23 Noah23 & Madadam Crab Nebula
March 24 Jim Jones Pray IV Reign
Slim Thug Boss of All Bosses
  • Debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "I Run"
Hell Rell Get In Line or Get Lined Up
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Shoot 'em Up"
March 31 Bow Wow New Jack City II
  • Debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "You Can Get It All"
  • It is reportedly his last album
Flo Rida R.O.O.T.S.
UGK UGK 4 Life
April 7 Classified Self Explanatory
Jadakiss The Last Kiss
Mims Guilt
April 14 k-os Yes!
April 20 Asher Roth Asleep in the Bread Aisle
April 21 Rick Ross Deeper Than Rap
X-Raided The Eternally Unforgiven Project
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
April 28 Hell Rell Hard as Hell
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
Mike Jones The Voice
Tech N9ne Sickology 101
  • Debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard 200[70]
  • Singles: "Red Nose", "Sickology 101", "Nothin'"
Violent J The Shining
  • Debuted at No. 48 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Jealousy"
May 5 Skull Gang Skull Gang
  • Debuted at No. 142 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "I am the Club", "Aggy"
DJ Paul Scale-A-Ton
  • Debuted at No. 157 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Jus Like Dat", "You Don't Want It"
Gucci Mane Murder Was The Case
  • Debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Stoopid"
May 12 Cam'ron Crime Pays
  • Debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "My Job", "Get it in Ohio"
Haystak The Natural II
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
Paul Wall Fast Life
  • Debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Bizzy Body"
May 19 Eminem Relapse
Busta Rhymes Back on My B.S.
Method Man & Redman Blackout! 2
DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2)
Sheek Louch Life on D-Block[71]
  • Debuted at No. 122 on the Billboard 200[72]
  • Singles: "In the Rain"
Freeway Philadelphia Freeway 2[73]
  • Debuted at No. 99 on the Billboard 200[74]
  • Singles: "Finally Free"
Guru Guru 8.0: Lost and Found
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Divine Rule", "Fastlane", "Ride", "After Time & "No Gimmick Sh*t"
May 26 Lil' Flip & Gudda Gudda Certified
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
June 2 J Dilla Jay Stay Paid[75]
  • Debuted at No. 96 on the Billboard 200[76]
  • Singles: "Reality Check"
AZ Legendary[77]
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200, but debuted at No. 54 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[78] and at No. 24 on the Top Rap Albums[79]
  • Singles: "Get Money"
June 9 Pastor Troy Ready For War
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200, but debuted at No. 52 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[80] and at No. 25 on the Top Rap Albums[80]
  • Singles: "PT"
D-Block No Security[75]
  • Debuted at No. 40 on the Billboard 200[81]
  • Singles: "Get That Paper"
Mos Def The Ecstatic[75]
  • Debuts at No. 9 on the Billboard 200[82]
  • Singles: "Life in Marvelous Times", "Quiet Dog Bite Hard", "Casa Bey"
Kurupt & DJ Quik BlaQKout[75]
  • Debuted at No. 61 on the Billboard 200[83]
  • Singles: "BlaQKout"
Busdriver Jhelli Beam[75]
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Me - Time"
June 16 Hussein Fatal Born Legendary[75]
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Wut You Talkin Bout"
Juicy J Hustle Till I Die[75]
  • Debuted at No. 106 on the Billboard 200
L.E.G.A.C.Y. Suicide Music[75]
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
Street Sweeper Social Club Street Sweeper Social Club[75]
June 23 Fast Life Yungstaz Jamboree
  • Debuted at No. 109 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Swag Surfin'"
Dead Prez & DJ Green Lantern Pulse Of The People
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200, but debuted at No. 81 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[84]
Willy Northpole Tha Connect
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200, but debuted at No. 47 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[85] and at No. 21 on the Top Rap Albums[86]
  • Singles: "Body Marked Up", "Hood Dreamer", "#1 Side Chick"
Soul Assassins Intermission
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Classical", "Gangsta Shit"
U-God Dopium
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200, but debuted at No. 93 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[87]
  • Singles: "Train Trussle"
Grand Puba Retroactive
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200, but debuted at No. 97 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[88]
Sa-Ra Creative Partners Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
June 30 Maino If Tomorrow Comes...
Ace Hood Ruthless
July 7 The Alchemist Chemical Warfare
  • Singles: "Lose Your Life", "Smile"
July 14 Krizz Kaliko Genius
  • Debuted at No. 85 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Misunderstood"
La Coka Nostra A Brand You Can Trust
  • Debuted at No. 84 on the Billboard 200
Twista Category F5
Yukmouth The West Coast Don
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
Hell Rell Hell Up In the Bronx
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
July 28 Fabolous Loso's Way
Lord Infamous, T-Rock & II Tone Blood Money
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
August 4 Dorrough Dorrough Music
August 11 Slaughterhouse Slaughterhouse
  • Debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "The One"
August 21 Plague Language (Noah23, Baracuda, Livestock, The Main, Lord Kufu & Madadam) Plague Language Compilation
August 31 Pitbull Rebelution
Killer Mike Underground Atlanta
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200, but debuted at No. 34 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at No. 10 on the Top Rap Albums[89]
  • Singles: "Imma Fool Wit It"
September 1 Insane Clown Posse Bang! Pow! Boom!
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200
Beanie Sigel The Broad Street Bully
September 8 Jay-Z The Blueprint 3
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
  • Debuted at #No. on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "New Wu", "House Of Flying Daggers"
September 10 Tede Note2
  • Debuts at No. 3 on the OLiS
  • Certified Gold in Poland
September 15 Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day
N.O.R.E. S.O.R.E.
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Move"
New Boyz Skinny Jeans and a Mic
Lil Boosie Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz
  • Debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Better Believe It"
Trick Daddy Finally Famous: Born a Thug, Still a Thug
  • Debuted at No. 34 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Why They Jock"
KRS-One & Buckshot Survival Skills
  • Debuted at No. 200 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Robot"
September 21 Dizzee Rascal Tongue n' Cheek
September 22 CRUNK23 (Noah23 & Crunk Chris) Spare Ribs for the Eve of Destruction
Famous Playaz (Noah23 & DS) Feature Presentation
X-Raided The Unforgiven Vol. 1: In The Beginning
  • Failed to debut on the Billboard 200
September 29 Mack 10 Soft White
  • Debuted at No. 141 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Big Balla", "So Sharp", "Mirror, Mirror"
Ghostface Killah Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City
  • Debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Baby", "Forever", "Let's Stop Playin'", "Guest House"
Playaz Circle Flight 360: The Takeoff
  • Debuted at No. 74 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Stupid", "Hold Up", "Can't Remember"
Warren G The G Files
  • Failed to chart on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Ringtone", "Crush"
Skyzoo The Salvation
  • Debuted at No. 126 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "The Beautiful Decay", "Popularity"
Stevie Stone New Kid Comin
  • Failed to debut on Billboard 200
October 6 Fat Joe J.O.S.E. 2
  • Debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "One", "Aloha"
Jim Jones & Webstar The Rooftop
  • Failed to debut on Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Dancin on Me", "She Can Get It"
October 12 Chipmunk I Am Chipmunk
October 13 Kottonmouth Kings Hidden Stash 420
  • Failed to debut on Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Tangerine Sky"
October 26[90] Tech N9ne K.O.D.
  • Debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Leave Me Alone", "Show Me A God", "Strange Music Box"
October 27 Triple C's Custom Cars & Cycles
  • Debuted at No. 120 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Go", "Errday"
Mike Epps Funny Bidness - Da Album
  • Failed to debut on Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Big Girls", "Trying to Be a Gangsta", "Ain't Chu You"
November 3 Hell Rell Live From Hell
  • Failed to debut on Billboard 200
Ol' Dirty Bastard Message to the Other Side
  • Failed to debut on Billboard 200
November 10 Wale Attention Deficit
November 17 50 Cent Before I Self Destruct
Rakim The Seventh Seal
  • Debuted at No. 67 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Holy Are U", "Walk These Streets"
Danny! Where Is Danny?
  • Debuted at No. 189 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Get Down"
November 23 Birdman Priceless
November 27 BlakRoc BlakRoc
  • Debuted at No. 176 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)"
December 1 Juvenile Cocky & Confident
  • Debuted at No. 43 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Hands On You", "Gotta Get It", "We Be Getting Money"
k-os The Trill: A Journey so Far
December 4 Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value II
December 8 Snoop Dogg Malice n Wonderland
Gucci Mane The State vs. Radric Davis
B.G. Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood
Clipse Til the Casket Drops
December 21 Young Money Entertainment We Are Young Money
Hurricane Chris Unleashed

Highest first week sales[edit]

As of December 31, 2009.[92][92][93][94][95][96][97][98]

Number Artist Album 1st week sales 1st week position
1 Eminem Relapse 608,000 #1
2 Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 476,000 #1
3 50 Cent Before I Self Destruct 160,000 #5
4 Rick Ross Deeper Than Rap 158,000 #1
5 Young Money We Are Young Money 142,000 #9
6 Jadakiss The Last Kiss 134,000 #3
7 Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day 104,000 #4
8 Fabolous Loso's Way 99,000 #1
9 Gucci Mane The State vs. Radric Davis 90,000 #10
10 UGK UGK 4 Life 76,000 #6

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

List of hip hop albums which received "Universal acclaim" at Metacritic
Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II 88 19 reviews [99]
2 UGK UGK 4 Life 84 11 reviews [100]
3 Brother Ali Us 83 12 reviews [101]
4 DJ Quik & Kurupt Blaqkout 83 8 reviews [102]
5 Mos Def The Ecstatic 81 28 reviews [103]
6 J Dilla Jay Stay Paid 81 15 reviews [104]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lupe Fiasco’s Retirement Plans Deferred
  2. ^ 50 Cent Vs Rick Ross - Recap Of The Beef
  3. ^ Jim Jones Accused Of Stealing "Bad Santa" Beats
  4. ^ "Snoop Dogg joins Nation of Islam". BBC News. March 2, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ B.o.B Gets Support from T.I., Introduces New Name
  6. ^ T.I. Sentenced to 366 Days in Jail
  7. ^ Camron says No to Dipset Reunion
  8. ^ Cash Money Records Sues Mixtape DJ’s Including DJ Drama
  9. ^ Jim Jones Arrested In New Jersey, Twitters During Entire Process
  10. ^ Cam'Ron Says he and Jim Jones Are Done "Go On Stage With 50 While We're in the middle of a Heated Battle..I Couldn't Have Gotten Banks or Yayo To do Something like That"
  11. ^ http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhM0e9pg278tlWhi37
  12. ^ Rick Ross & Asher Roth Albums Leak Online
  13. ^ T.I.'s Snitch Posse
  14. ^ T.I. Boots Alfamega From Grand Hustle
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  16. ^ http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=8326
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  18. ^ http://universalmusic.it/pop/news/newsdet.php?idn=2058
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  20. ^ *BEEF ALERT* “Joe Budden vs Method Man”[dead link]
  21. ^ Swizz Beatz Admits To Relationship With Alicia Keys
  22. ^ Aubery Berry & Dolla Roderick Burton II: Berry killed Dolla Burton II(photos)
  23. ^ Jay-Z Def Jam Split Confirmed
  24. ^ T.I. To Report To Arkansas Prison On May 26
  25. ^ Eminem's 'Relapse' Tops Billboard 200
  26. ^ Notice of Ortega Henderson's death
  27. ^ Huffington Post notice of Henderson's death
  28. ^ Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 Coming Out On September 11
  29. ^ Exclusive: 50 Cent Talks War Angel LP, Which Drops Next Week
  30. ^ Plies Throws $50,000 Into Concert Crowd
  31. ^ Legendary Graffiti Artist Iz the Wiz Passes Away
  32. ^ Daz Dillinger Song Disses Jermaine Dupri, Suge Knight
  33. ^ Game Reveals Michael Jackson Wanted To Help End 50 Cent Beef
  34. ^ Game On 50 Cent Beef: 'I Did A Lot Of Dumb Things'
  35. ^ "Alfamega ain’t never snitched on nobody." -Alfamega
  36. ^ Alfamega On T.I.: "I Thought It Was A Friendship," Still Part Of Grand Hustle
  37. ^ BET Denounces Lil Wayne Performance, Drake Apologizes
  38. ^ Michael Jackson’s Passing Inspires Mase Return To Music
  39. ^ Jay-Z Tops 2009 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List
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  41. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9554/title.young-jeezy-disses-drama-drama-responds
  42. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9555/title.dx-news-bits-cam-ron-saigon
  43. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9558/title.jay-z-s-d-o-a-increases-auto-tune-sales
  44. ^ Hell Rell Blames Jim Jones & Juelz Santana For Dipset's Bad Image, "They Just F*cking Sh*t Up"
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  46. ^ [2]
  47. ^ Pitbull received Miami Key To the City
  48. ^ BREAKING NEWS: Max B. Sentenced To 75 Years in Jail
  49. ^ Uh Oh: Kia Shine Said He Co Wrote Drakes "Best I Ever Had" Song!...
  50. ^ October's Very Own
  51. ^ R.I.P. DJ Roc Raida
  52. ^ Charles Hamilton Dropped From Interscope Records?
  53. ^ VIDEO: N.O.R.E. Says Don't Support "S.O.R.E."
  54. ^ Chamillionaire Fans Chooose Venom
  55. ^ Mr. Magic, Real Name John Rivas, Brought Hip-Hop to Masses
  56. ^ Method Man Arrested For Tax Evasion
  57. ^ Jim Jones Pleads Guilty To Assault
  58. ^ Good Morning now available on iTunes
  59. ^ Shyne Released From Prison, Heading To Belize
  60. ^ Gucci Mane Sentenced to 12 Months
  61. ^ Young Jeezy And Gucci Mane End Feud, Talk Collaboration
  62. ^ Jim Jones Leaves Columbia For E1
  63. ^ Billboard Names Neptunes Producers Of Decade
  64. ^ Kid Cudi’s Debut Named Best Hip-Hop Album of ’09 by Entertainment Weekly
  65. ^ XXcLusive: T.I. Released from Prison Today, Lawyer Confirms
  66. ^ Nelly Offers $10,000 to Arrest Assailant
  67. ^ Trina Goes In On Khia! "No Promo For You Wack H*es, Get The F*ck Out The Way!"
  68. ^ BEYONCE KNOWLES - BEYONCE KNOWLES' NAME CHANGE
  69. ^ Top 100 Albums In Canada, jam.canoe.ca
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  71. ^ Sheek Louch- Life on D-Block
  72. ^ The Billboard 200 - Life On D-BlockBillboard.com
  73. ^ Freeway- Philadelphia Freeway, Vol. 2
  74. ^ The Billboard 200 - Philadelphia Freeway 2Billboard.com
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  83. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/299984/dj+quik/chart
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  85. ^ Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Tha Connect
  86. ^ Top Rap Albums - Tha Connect
  87. ^ Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Dopium
  88. ^ Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Retroactive
  89. ^ Underground Atlanta - Killer Mike (2009)
  90. ^ K.O.D. at Allmusic.com[dead link]
  91. ^ Unleashed - Hurricane Chris Billboard.com
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  100. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/ugk-4-life/ugk
  101. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/us/brother-ali
  102. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/blaqkout/dj-quik-kurupt
  103. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/the-ecstatic/mos-def
  104. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/jay-stay-paid/j-dilla-aka-jay-dee