J Dilla

Hip hop music, Musical Artist

1974 – 2006

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Who was J Dilla?

James Dewitt Yancey, better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer 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 for big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, MF Doom, The Pharcyde and Common." Yancey died in 2006 of the blood disease Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

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Born
Feb 7, 1974
Detroit
Also known as
  • J. Dilla
  • Jay Dee
  • James Yancey
  • James Dewitt Yancey
  • James 'Jay Dee' Yancey
  • Dilla Dawg
  • Dill Withers
  • Mcnasty
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Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Pershing High School
Died
Feb 10, 2006
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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