‘The Sickness’ has finally made its visual debut after the track by J Dilla and Nas premiered in March earlier this year. Director Ruffmercy created a music video consisting of vibrant colours, kaleidoscopic collages, and tribute clips of J Dilla before his passing in 2006.
The track is off J Dilla’s The Diary which was released on April 15 this year via PayJay and Mass Appeal Records. Not long after the release, Nas paid his respects, “May J Dilla continue to Rest in Power in Hip Hop Heaven for eternity. Honored to play a part in his works and honored to be a part of this song. He shines down on us with while we get to enjoy his Diary Of J Dilla album. His word ring loud on this one. Salute to all those who collaborated on this piece. Salute to Detroit and his family”.
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- Words: Monique Buccheri