Ruff Draft [Reissue] - J Dilla aka Jay Dee
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  • Summary: The second posthumous release from the acclaimed hip-hop producer, this double-disc set is actually a greatly-expanded resissue of his hard-to-find 2003 EP of the same name.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
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  1. One of hip-hop's few essential EPs.
  2. 90
    A must-have for true J Dilla fans. [Apr 2007, p.104]
  3. 84
    Ruff Draft is live, and you need to play it loud enough to wake the dead. [#24, p.98]
  4. 70
    Draft is brisk and jaunty, but also finds Dilla at his grimiest. [Apr 2007, p.132]
  5. Ultimately, Ruff Draft is a curiosity—an offshoot rather than example of Dilla's genius.
  6. Ruff Draft still feels like a limited-edition collectors-only curiosity.
  7. Ruff Draft is subtle, full of muddy melodies, magical synths and crispy snares, all typical of Dilla beats that aren’t on major label releases.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. nazat
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    its too sick. plain and simple
  2. RuffB
    Apr 2, 2007
    9
    This album is a hit.