J Dilla (US hip hop producer)

~ Person

Legal name: James Yancey

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

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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 and rapper 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 with big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, MF Doom, Poe, The Roots, The Pharcyde and Common. Yancey died in 2006 of the blood disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Donuts J Dilla 4.65 4
2006 The Shining J Dilla 5 4
2007 Ruff Draft J Dilla 5 2
2007 Jay Love Japan J Dilla 2
2009 Jay Stay Paid J Dilla 4 1
2012 Rebirth of Detroit J Dilla 5 1

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

Single

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

EP

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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