J DillaUS hip hop producer. Born 7 February 1974. Died 10 February 2006
J Dilla Biography (Wikipedia)
James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006), better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer and rapper who emerged in the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan, as one third of the acclaimed music group Slum Village. His obituary at NPR stated that he "was one of the music industry's most influential hip-hop artists," working with notable acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, The Pharcyde, Madlib and Common.
In 2006 James Yancey died of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a blood disease.
- Tom Misch: A musical geography lessonhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06gh5df.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06gh5df.jpg2018-08-04T08:00:00.000ZMary Anne Hobbs is joined by singer-songwriter Tom Misch, who explores the musical map of his life so far. A handy beats guide taking in London, Vietnam, Montreal and Detroit.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06gh0x9
Tom Misch: A musical geography lesson
J Dilla Tracks