“The Sickness” is included with The Diary, which released today, as an iTunes exclusive bonus track. The song recorded by Dilla in 2001; Nas added his verse in 2016.
A collection of mixes and masters taken from J Dilla’s personal archive, which were recorded over the past decade, The Diary features verses from Dilla, Snoop Dogg, Kenny Wray, Bilal, Frank and Dank, Boogie, Kokane, and Nottz. The production was handled by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Supa Dave West, Hi-tek, Nottz, House Shoes and others.
Nas issued a statement about the album, which is being released through his label Mass Appeal:
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 while we get to enjoy his Diary Of J Dilla album. His words ring loud on this one. Salute to all those who collaborated on this piece. Salute to Detroit and his family.