J Dilla

Vero nome:
James Dewitt Yancey
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Born: 7 February 1974.
Died: 10 February 2006.

US hip-hop producer, and DJ. Brother of Illa J.

James Dewitt Yancey, 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 made his name with Common, A Tribe Called Quest, and as Jaylib in which he collaborated with Madlib. He was also a member of the production team trio The Ummah with Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.

He started his career under the name Jay Dee (based on his initials) but used the name J Dilla from 2001 onward. Many critics believe his work to have had a major influence on his peers and that he embodied the neo-soul sound, playing a defining yet understated role during the sub-genre's rise (roughly from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s). LA-based producer and MC, Madlib, began collaborating with J Dilla, and the pair formed the group Jaylib in 2002, releasing an album called "Champion Sound" in 2003. After J Dilla relocated from Detroit to LA in 2004, they toured as Jaylib in Spring 2004.

He moved from his native Detroit to Los Angeles to live with his mother after being diagnosed in 2003.
It was later revealed that he suffered from TTP, a rare blood disease, and Lupus, affecting the immune-system. J Dilla's illness and medication caused dramatic weight loss from 2003 onwards, forcing him to publicly confirm speculation about his health in 2004. Despite a slower output of major releases and production credits in 2004-2005, his cult status remained strong within his core audience, as evident by unauthorized circulation of his underground "beat tapes" (instrumental, and raw working materials), mostly through internet file sharing. Articles in music publications URB (March 2004) and XXL (June 2005) confirmed rumors of ill health and hospitalization during this period, but these were downplayed by J himself. The seriousness of his condition became public in November 2005 when J Dilla toured Europe performing from a wheelchair.

His last album released during his lifetime, "Donuts", was released on Stones Throw Records on 7 Feb 2006, Dilla's 32nd birthday, and the first one in years he didn't spend in hospital. Three days later, on 10 February 2006, he died at his home in LA. According to his mother, Maureen Yancey, the cause was cardiac arrest.

The founding of the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation was announced in May 2006 by his mother Maureen Yancey, to honour her son's legacy and to help raise awareness and funding for Lupus research by organizing continued events to aid underprivileged children gain quality arts training, primarily in the field of music.
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Albums

none J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit artwork dell'album Jay Dee aka J Dilla Jay Dee aka J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit (Album) BBE none UK & US 2001 Vendi questa versione
none J Dilla - Pay Jay artwork dell'album J Dilla Pay Jay(CDr, Advance, Album, Promo) MCA Records none US 2003 Vendi questa versione
BBELP077 J Dilla - The Shining artwork dell'album J Dilla The Shining (Album) BBE BBELP077 Europe 2006 Vendi questa versione
STH2126-P J Dilla - Donuts artwork dell'album J Dilla Donuts (Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126-P US 2005 Vendi questa versione
none J Dilla - Dillagence artwork dell'album Mick Boogie Presents Busta Rhymes + J Dilla Mick Boogie Presents Busta Rhymes + J Dilla - Dillagence Not On Label (Mick Boogie Self-released) none US 2007 Vendi questa versione
none J Dilla - European Vacation artwork dell'album Frank N Dank* & J Dilla Frank N Dank* & J Dilla - European Vacation(DVD-V + CD, Album) Needillworks Entertainment none US 2008 Vendi questa versione
NSD 142 J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid artwork dell'album J Dilla Jay Stay Paid (Album) Nature Sounds NSD 142 US 2009 Vendi questa versione
none J Dilla - Rebirth Of Detroit artwork dell'album J Dilla Rebirth Of Detroit (Album) Ruff Draft Records none US 2012 Vendi questa versione
MM32 J Dilla - Lost Tapes Reels + More artwork dell'album Dilla* Lost Tapes Reels + More Mahogani Music MM32 US 2013 Vendi questa versione
none J Dilla - Smell The Da.I.S.Y. artwork dell'album De La Soul x J Dilla De La Soul x J Dilla - Smell The Da.I.S.Y. AOI Records none US 2014 Vendi questa versione
GSE768 J Dilla - Dillatronic artwork dell'album J Dilla Dillatronic (Album) Vintage Vibez Music Group GSE768 US 2015 Vendi questa versione
MSAP0032CS J Dilla - The Diary artwork dell'album J Dilla The Diary (Album) Pay Jay Productions, Mass Appeal MSAP0032CS US 2016 Vendi questa versione
YMG3577010 J Dilla - The King Of Beats II artwork dell'album J-Dilla* The King Of Beats II(LP) Yancey Media Group YMG3577010 US 2016 Vendi questa versione
NSD170LP, 822720717019 J Dilla - Motor City artwork dell'album J Dilla Motor City (Album) Nature Sounds, Official Ma Dukes, Vintage Vibez Music Group NSD170LP, 822720717019 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
YMG3577416LP J Dilla - Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection artwork dell'album J Dilla Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection(LP, Album) Yancey Media Group, Official Ma Dukes, Vintage Vibez Music Group YMG3577416LP US 2017 Vendi questa versione
YMG 2007 LP J Dilla - J Dilla's Delights (Vol. 2) artwork dell'album J Dilla J Dilla's Delights (Vol. 2)(LP, Pur) Yancey Media Group, Vintage Vibez Music Group YMG 2007 LP USA & Europe 2017 Vendi questa versione
NMG35773LP J Dilla - Jay Dee A.K.A. King Dilla artwork dell'album Jay Dee A.K.A. King Dilla* Jay Dee A.K.A. King Dilla* - Jay Dee A.K.A. King Dilla(LP) Ne'Astra Music Group NMG35773LP US 2017 Vendi questa versione
YMG 2006 LP J Dilla - J Dilla's Delights (Vol. 1) artwork dell'album J Dilla J Dilla's Delights (Vol. 1)(LP, Gre) Yancey Media Group, Vintage Vibez Music Group YMG 2006 LP USA & Europe 2017 Vendi questa versione
001 J Dilla - Tay Dilla artwork dell'album Donte The Gr8, J Dilla Donte The Gr8, J Dilla - Tay Dilla(LP, Album) Vintage Vibez Music Group 001 US 2018 Vendi questa versione
none J Dilla - Mrs. Sands: A Love Story artwork dell'album J. Sands & J Dilla J. Sands & J Dilla - Mrs. Sands: A Love Story(LP, Album) Not On Label none US 2019 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

SHOES 001 J Dilla - Jay Dee Unreleased EP (Test Pressing) artwork dell'album J Dilla Jay Dee Unreleased EP (Test Pressing)(12", EP, Ltd, TP) House Shoes Recordings SHOES 001 US 1996 Vendi questa versione
STH 2088-P J Dilla - McNasty Filth artwork dell'album Jaylib / Jay Dilla* & Madlib Jaylib / Jay Dilla* & Madlib - McNasty Filth Stones Throw Records STH 2088-P US 2004 Vendi questa versione
STH2111 J Dilla - Move Part 2 artwork dell'album Oh No Featuring J Dilla & Roc C* Oh No Featuring J Dilla & Roc C* - Move Part 2(12", Single) Stones Throw Records, Fatbeats Records STH2111 US 2005 Vendi questa versione
BBE 12037 J Dilla - The Shining EP artwork dell'album J Dilla The Shining EP (EP) BBE, Okayplayer Records BBE 12037 UK 2006 Vendi questa versione
STH2131P2, STH2130 J Dilla - Donuts: The E.P. (J Rocc's Picks - SXSW 2006 - Adult Swim) artwork dell'album J Dilla AKA Jay Dee J Dilla AKA Jay Dee - Donuts: The E.P. (J Rocc's Picks - SXSW 2006 - Adult Swim) (EP) Stones Throw Records, [adult swim], Stones Throw Records STH2131P2, STH2130 US 2006 Vendi questa versione

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zdkaiser94

zdkaiser94

23 giugno 2020
You don't know hip hop till you know Dilla, soak it in
Bless up
rbz

rbz

5 gennaio 2017
Thank You for everything J Dilla aka Jay Dee.. you are much appreciated..
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

30 settembre 2016
modificato over 4 years ago
Just like 2 Pac Dilla will release more than 10 times the music after his death then before, without his blessing of course but hey respect went out long ago. Me me me!
plug-in-lust

plug-in-lust

1 aprile 2014
Why the page of "jaydee" Is not incorporated into This page "j dilla"? One artist, two list..
SlyHolla

SlyHolla

20 settembre 2013
Dilla all Day !!
His production catalogue includes classic tracks from : The Pharcyde, Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Guilty Simpson, Mos Def, De La Soul, Slum Village, Erykah Badu, Jaylib, and many others...
Pure Genius
juancs

juancs

24 agosto 2012
no mention to one of the best producers of hiphop ever??? j dilla is the man!

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