J Dilla (US hip hop producer)

~ Person

Legal name: James Yancey

Also performs as: Jay Dee (rapper/producer aka J Dilla)


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 from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan as one third of the acclaimed music group Slum Village. According to his obituary at NPR, he "was one of the music industry's most influential hip-hop artists", working with big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, The Pharcyde and Common. Yancey died in 2006 of the blood disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Donuts J Dilla 4.65 5
2006 The Shining J Dilla 5 4
2007 Ruff Draft J Dilla 5 2
2007 Jay Love Japan J Dilla 3
2009 Jay Stay Paid J Dilla 4 1
2012 Rebirth of Detroit J Dilla 5 1
2015 The King of Beats (Batch #1) J Dilla 1
2015 The King of Beats Batch #2 J Dilla 1
2015 The King of Beats Batch #3 J Dilla 1
2015 The King of Beats Batch #4 J Dilla 1
2015 The King of Beats Box Set J Dilla 1
2015 Dillatronic J Dilla 2
2016 The King of Beats, Vol. 2: Lost Scrolls J Dilla 1
2016 The Diary J Dilla 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Dillanthology 2: Dilla's Remixes for Various Artists J Dilla 2
2009 Dillanthology 3: Dilla's Productions J Dilla 1
2009 Dillanthology J Dilla 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Smell the Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) De La Soul & J Dilla 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Think Twice / E=mc² James Yancey & Jay Dee & J Dilla & Dilla 1
2015 Fuck the Police J Dilla 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 The Shining EP J Dilla 1
2008 Sniperlite Dilla Ghost Doom 1
2010 Donut Shop J Dilla 2
2012 Dillatroit Dilla Dog 1

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