Producer: J Dilla, Madlib
Album: The Shining
“Baby” appeared on Dilla's first posthumous album, The Shining, which was about 75% completed at the time of his death. Finished by Karriem Riggins in the summer of 2006, The Shining was a glimpse into the mind of J Dilla, and a clue as to where his sound was headed next.
“Baby” was the last time we'd get to hear Dilla twist a snippet of vocals into something other than its intended purpose. This time sampling The Stylistics “Maybe It's Love,” which he sped up and chopped to say “Baby.” This soulful instrumental was a fitting canvas for Guilty Simpson, Dilla and Madlib to display their distinct styles.