J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’ to receive box set reissue with remixes, demos, and moreJ Dilla

J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’ to receive box set reissue with remixes, demos, and more

The 20-year anniversary of J Dilla‘s landmark LP Welcome 2 Detroit (2001) won’t pass without a little commemorative activity. What that entails? A remastering and re-release of Dilla’s first solo album in a box set that will play host to demos and alternate versions of Welcome 2 Detroit tracklistings, not to mention instrumentals and remixes.

The remastered album is slated to hit the streets in digital and physical formats on February 5, 2021 via BBE. As an added bonus, Dilla fans can expect a John Vanderpuiji-authored book to soon come out, also in celebration of Welcome 2 Detroit‘s benchmark anniversary. The text will notably feature interviews with Amp Fiddler, Ma Dukes, and critical album contributors. Pre-order the Welcome 2 Detroit reissue here and view the tracklist below.

01. Welcome 2 Detroit
02. Y’all Ain’t Ready
03. Think Twice
04. The Clapper
05. Come Get It
06. Pause
07. B.B.E. – Big Booty Express
08. Beej-n-Dem Pt. 2
09. Brazilian Groove (EWF)
10. It’s Like That
11. Give It Up
12. Rico Suave Bossa Nova
13. Feat. Phat Kat
14. Shake It Down
15. African Rhythms
16. One
17. Welcome 2 Detroit (Instrumental)
18. Y’all Ain’t Ready (Instrumental)
19. Think Twice (Instrumental)
20. The Clapper (Instrumental)
21. Come Get It (Instrumental)
22. Pause (Instrumental)
23. B.B.E. – Big Booty Express (Instrumental)
24. Beej-N-Dem Pt. 2 (Instrumental)
25. Brazilian Groove EWF (Instrumental)
26. It’s Like That (Instrumental)
27. Give It Up (Instrumental)
28. Feat. Phat Kat (Instrumental)
29. Shake It Down (Instrumental)
30. African Rhythms (Instrumental)
31. One (Instrumental)
32. Think Twice (DJ Muro’s Kg Mix)
33. Think Twice (DJ Muro’s KG Mix Instrumental)
34. Rico Suave Bossa Nova
35. Beej-n-Dem (OG)
36. Brazilian Groove EWF (No Drums, No Vocal)
37. It’s Like That (Alternate Version)
38. Give It Up (Acapella)
39. African Rhythms (No Drums)
40. Think Twice (Alternate Take)
41. It’s Like That (Original Beat)
42. Y’all Ain’t Ready (Cassette Demo)
43. Think Twice (Cassette Demo)
44. Come Get It (Cassette Demo)
45. Come Get It (Alt Beat)
46. Beej-n-Dem Pt. 2 (Alt Beat)

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