J Dilla

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 as one third of the acclaimed music group Slum Village. According to his obituary at NPR, he "was one of the music industry's most influential hip-hop artists",[3] working with big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, The Pharcyde and Common.[4] Yancey died in 2006 of the blood disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.



And I Choose U
And I Choose U is a song by musical artist J Dilla, released on January 18, 2018.
OMG I Love You
OMG I Love You is a song by musical artist J Dilla, released on June 20, 2017.
J Dilla's Delights, Vol. 1
J Dilla's Delights, Vol. 1 is an album by musical artist J Dilla, released on June 16, 2017.
Keeping Me Right
Keeping Me Right is a song by musical artist J Dilla, released on May 11, 2017.

Photos - J Dilla27

Popular Albums35

Album Appearances & References100

Popular Songs7

Song Appearances & References18

Popular Live Albums1

Musical Group References4


Musical Groups5

TV Shows1

Minor Film Appearances & References3

Collaborators & Influencers42

Other Music-Related Relationships23

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Spotify - Albums & Singles46


Spotify - Appears On31


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles5

The 37 Albums We’re Most Excited for in 2018 | Pitchfork
  –  January 19, 2018
Thank You 4 Your Service, but the 5-foot assassin still had unreleased solo music in the vaults. A J Dilla–produced solo single, “Nutshell,” arrived in April 2016, followed by a feature on a Dwele song, “Wanna Dance,” this past February.
FLAMINGOSIS Comes to Fox Theatre, Today
  –  January 19, 2018
Flamingosis fuses together influence from beat scene pioneers like J Dilla with a deep love of vintage funk and disco to create new takes on old styles. in 2016, flamingosis released 2 records, "bright moments" and "great hair" and broke 15 million plays ...
Her Own Imposter: A Conversation with Dresage
  –  January 17, 2018
In describing the development of her sound, she tells me it’s a compromise between French impressionist era of Classical music and J Dilla. Imagine these two influences on opposite sides of a spectrum, and Dresage operates like a pendulum, swinging from ...
Cadence Weapon Breaks Down New Album 'Cadence Weapon' Track by Track
  –  January 16, 2018
I was like, 'What the fuck are you playing?' and he was like, 'I made all this.' It had this J Dilla quality; it's funky, super hard rap, but it's very electronic. It's got the excitement and spirit of classic, Chicago house music but it also has this ...
Australian Rapper Nelson Dialect Awarded Fellowship to NYC
  –  January 8, 2018
Listing influences from Slick Rick, Gang Starr, the late Sean P, Rakim, Nas, EPMD, Kool G Rap, the late J Dilla and DITC, being awarded a prestigious fellowship such as this one is a career-defining moment for the heavily NYC-influenced emcee. Nelson ...


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