J Dilla Biography

James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 - February 10, 2006), better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer and rapper who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. According to his obituary at NPR.org, he "was one of the music industry's most influential hip-hop artists", working with big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, MF Doom, Poe, The Roots, The Pharcyde and Common. Yancey died in 2006 of the blood disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

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J Dilla equipment to be donated to Smithsonian museum

Equipment includes Dilla's custom-made Minamoog Voyager synthesiser

  • Jul 19, 2014

Unreleased J Dilla track 'Give Em What They Want' surfaces - listen

The song is taken from forthcoming 'The Diary' LP

  • Apr 19, 2014

J Dilla's record collection goes up for sale on eBay

The late hip hop producer's mother is selling a random selection of LPs online

  • Jan 22, 2013

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