Monday, February 7, 2011

the great one...





Sometimes people throw these words out when they speak of others. The descriptions are vastly unfounded. Not this time. These words accurately describe the late James Yancey...aka J Dilla aka Jay Dee.

He was one of the music industry's most influential hip-hop artists, working for big-name acts like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and Common. J Dilla became highly regarded, most notably for the production of critically acclaimed albums by Common, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, and Erykah Badu. He was a member of Slum Village and produced their acclaimed debut album Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol. 1) and their follow-up Fantastic, Vol. 2.

Jay Dee was born on February 7, 1974. He lived for...and bled for hip hop. Unfortunately, J Dilla died from lupus on February 10, 2006, three days after his 32nd birthday and the release of his final album Donuts. He was taken from us far too soon. He was a gift to hip hop. Long before there was a Kanye West, there was J Dilla. I miss him and his music. He lives on.

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Don said...

Agreed. J Dilla was easily one of the best who has ever done it, and he did it in the most influential fashion.

Long before there was Kanye West, there was J Dilla

Perfect way to put it.

The F$%K it List said...

Like I said earlier I knew who he was and was aware that he produced a lot of great music. but after watching the documentary on his life I now realize that he was the genius behind a lot of the songs I love.

He will be missed, music is at a loss without him Or as the dude in the doc said "Who y'all gonna copy now?"