'DILLA TIME' AUTHOR DAN CHARNAS ON WHY A BRILLIANT, BUT LITTLE-KNOWN, HIP HOP PRODUCER DESERVES A 450-PAGE BOOK
“J Dilla — a.k.a Jay Dee, a.k.a. James Dewitt Yancey — was a pioneering hip-hop producer who never worked on a “hit” record, although his discography includes collaborations with or remixes of songs by greats like D’Angelo, A Tribe Called Quest, the Roots, Common, Busta Rhymes, the Pharcyde and many others. He died in 2006 of a rare blood disease at the age of just 32, with few except musicians and dedicated hip-hop fans aware of the pioneering work he had done.”
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