The real Jay Dee......Not Jermaine Dupree

My boy knowledge box AKA. Hicks put me on to jay Dee aka J. Dilla a few years back(knowing that I already had be exposed to him unknowingly because of plethora of work he's done for other artists)...... here is small overview of his history and below I have posted a few of my favorite works from Dilla......enjoy.

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SAMPLE SHOPPING....HOLLA HICKS!

James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006), better known by his stage name J Dilla or Jay Dee, was an American record producer who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. He began his career as a member of the group Slum Village and was also a driving force in the production trio The Ummah. Yancey started his career under the name Jay Dee (based on his initials) but used the name J Dilla from 2001 onward. Many critics believe J Dilla's work to have had a major influence on his peers and that he embodied the Neo Soul sound sound, playing a defining yet understated role during the sub-genre's rise (roughly from the mid-90s to the early 2000s).

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ONE OF THE VERY LAST TIMES HE PERFORMED (DUDE WAS A SOLDIER HE WAS MAKING BEATS ON HIS DEATH BED)

J Dilla was often dubbed "your favorite producer's favorite producer," and was highly regarded by hip hop artists and producers such as Madlib, Pete Rock, Common, Busta Rhymes, Mos Def, Pharrell, Waajeed, Karriem Riggins, Flying Lotus, 9th Wonder , A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Kanye West, and ?uestlove. About.com ranked J Dilla #15 on their "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers" list


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PURE GENIUS

Discography


R.I.P. DILLA



One of my favorite Dilla songs.....this is his younger brother Illa Jay in the video rapping his lyrics.......I listened to this song bout 10 times a day for about 6 months straight

1 comments:

Stephen said...
February 10, 2009 at 4:52 PM

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