The Shining is the third studio album by American hip hop producer and rapper J Dilla, who passed on February 10, 2006. The Shining was incomplete at the time of J Dilla’s passing and was posthumously completed by producer Karriem Riggins. The Shining was the first full-length solo release by J Dilla (featuring newly recorded vocals) since Welcome 2 Detroit five years earlier, and as such was highly anticipated. It was released on August 22, 2006, through BBE Records. An instrumental version of the album followed its release shortly afterward. Read more about J Dilla here.