J Dilla

Producer James Dewitt Yancey, better known by his stage name, J. Dilla, emerged in the mid-‘90s as one of Detroit’s leading hip hop figures. Before his unexpected death in February 2006 (from the rare blood disease TTP), he earned respect as part of the hip hop group Slum Village and by producing for revered artists such as Common, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Erykah Badu. For his countless accomplishments and contributions to the industry, Dilla has been included on several of hip hop’s lists of “greatest producers.” Plain and simple, his name is synonymous with legend.

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Common, Slum Village to Headline 10th Annual DC Loves Dilla Concert

This year honors a "decade of the King of Beats."

The Warm Up: The Warm Up: Kobe Bryant Keeps It Real at the BET Experience

Plus, Kendrick Lamar shut the STAPLES Center down. (6/28/2015)

The Roots, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill Celebrate J Dilla at BET Experience

It was a night of big surprises in honor of Jay Dee.

Wonderful World: Music Stars Influenced by Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder's miraculous music is still inspiring and exciting ears, minds, souls and bodies more than five decades after he first hit the scene as a Motown child prodigy. One measure of a true icon is their influence and impact on others throug...

Yasiin Bey to Perform J Dilla Tribute in London

Brooklyn MC will honor legendary producer next month.

Dilla Day Weekend Heads to Miami

Annual celebration extends to three days, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, Pete Rock and others billed to perform.
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