Happy Birthday J – Dilla

Posted: February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Happy Birthday J - Dilla

James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006),[1][2] 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, The Pharcyde and Common.”[3] Yancey died in 2006 of the blood disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Read the rest of his story here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J_Dilla

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