After Dilla's death in early 2006, the album became a lost classic shrouded in mystery, with only unofficial bootlegs and promo versions available. An official CD version was eventually released in 2008, but quickly went out of print. Now, the album is finally receiving the official release it always deserved. J Dilla's mother Ma Dukes and her label Vintage Vibez Music Group are proud to present an official LP version of Jay Love Japan. The vinyl is also available with a limited-edition bonus 7″ flexi, which highlights three Jay Love Japan-era Dilla instrumentals not on the original album.