Delicious Vinyl is proud to announce the release of “The Throwaway” — the new single by Yancey Boys featuring Frank Nitt, produced by the late great J Dilla.
A digital-only release, “The Throwaway” is the initial offering from from what J Dilla Music Catalogue Curator Frank Nitt has dubbed ‘The Lost Scrolls‘ — previously unreleased productions from the considerable body of work Dilla left behind. This particular premium production has been laced with new verses and hooks from Illa J (Dilla’s younger brother) and Frank Nitt (Frank & Dank).
Dilla heads, fear no retreads. “The Throwaway” is a keeper. A heady grid of battle drums and keyboards cascade as Illa J steps up: “I’m so sick with the flow the doctor said I had the flu/ they saw my eye of the tiger and sent me to the zoo….”
“When Illa J played me what he’d done with Dilla’s track, I thought it was incredible,” says Frank Nitt. “I was suggesting other MC’s who could jump on the track, but Illa told me he wanted me to rhyme on it, so who was I to disagree?” Indeed, Frank’s verse is well worth it: “I am the beacon for which you came forth/ I light up the path / I am the damn torch/ so you can do it right or get burned…”
“Fact is, a lot of beats Dilla made were on tapes or discs that weren’t always labeled with the date,” explains Frank Nitt. “But I believe the beat for ‘The Throwaway’ dates from the mid-’90s, just from the tempo and where Dilla was at creatively. To me it feels like the heat he was giving the Pharcyde at that time.”
As Dilla’s disciples are well aware, Delicious Vinyl has significant history with the producer. In the mid-’90s, Dilla (then known as Jay Dee) placed his first beats on an official release on The Pharcyde album Labcabincalifornia (including the hit single “Runnin'”) and remixes for Brand New Heavies. In 2009, Dilla’s younger brother John “Illa J” Yancey laced a cache of previously unreleased Jay Dee beats to create the critically and popularly acclaimed Delicious Vinyl album Yancey Boys.
Now here comes “The Throwaway” — throwback fast rap, right on time.