Rolling Stone has gotten confirmation that a brand new J Dilla album, the once lost 2002 album The Diary is set to be released in April. The Diary will be released on Mass Appeal Records, the same label that released the Long Live The Pimp posthumous album from Pimp C in December. Hear “The Introduction” from Dilla below.

The history behind The Diary is that it was recorded during J Dilla stint on MCA before he was released. Obtaining the rights for it over the past fifteen years included courtrooms, lawsuits, label configuration and more. A bevy of producers worked in hand with Dilla to create the 14-track LP including Pete Rock, Madlib, Hi-Tek, Supa Dave West, Bink!, House Shoes, Nottz, Karriem Riggins and Dilla himself.

According to Dilla estate creative director and former Stones Throw general manager Eothen “Egon” Alapatt, The Diary is “the last record that he actually wanted out — i.e., he said, in his own words, this record should come out during his lifetime. The last one.”

The Diary will be released via a joint deal between Mass Appeal and the resurrected PayJay imprint on April 15th. Stream “The Introduction” up top.