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J Dilla


Background information
Birth name James Dewitt Yancey
Born February 7, 1974
Died February 10, 2006
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Neo-soul
Years active 1991—2006
Label(s) MCA Records
Stones Throw Records
Associated acts Dwele
Slum Village
Common
Black Milk
Guilty Simpson
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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 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 like De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and Common."


Albums
Jay Stay Paid (2009) Ruff Draft (2007) The Shining (2006) Welcome 2 Detroit (2001)


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