Before renowned hip-hop producer J Dilla passed away in 2006, due to complications from Lupus, he had already set to tape a multitude of unreleased tracks. Jay Stay Paid or J$P, features music culled from the Dilla’s old floppy disks and DATs and tracks laid down during his time spent in the hospital. More than three years after his passing, Dilla's mother Maureen Yancey, better known as “Ma Dukes," and esteemed producer Pete Rock decided to compile Dilla’s unreleased beats and samples into a cohesive LP. The format of the project runs like a radio program with Pete Rock acting as the DJ. While primarily instrumental, J$P also features guest vocals from Black Thought of The Roots, MF DOOM, and M.O.P.