Saturday, February 11, 2006

R.I.P. JAY DILLA

The great producer/emcee Jay Dee originally from Slum Village has passed away after suffering from a ruptured kidney caused by malnutrition. At least that's what a few sites have stated. Real cause of death is still to be confirmed, but the death is confirmed. Truly a sad day for hip hop.

"T3 and Jay Dee recorded as the popular group Slum Village which Dilla left after producing Fantastic Vol. 2 which received a great deal of attention. Dilla’s other recent collaborations include Kanye West on Common’s latest record Be, Busta Rhymes, and Madlib to produce Champion Sound under the name Jaylib released by Stones Throw Records. He was also part of the production team for Tribe Called Quest called the Ummah and worked in the past on Common’s Like Water for Chocolate and was also considered to be Pharrell’s favorite producer. In an interview with BET, Pharrell responded when questioned about his favorite producer, 'You may not know his name, but J Dilla, Jay Dee from Detroit.'"

--theog.net

His latest work, an instrumental record entitled Donuts, just dropped. Cop it.


1 comment:

Urban Reviews said...

R.I.P. DILLA!

COME TO OUR SITE FOR A LINK TO A 300 SONG TRIBUTE VIA SHOUTCAST TO OUR FALLEN BROTHER.

NOT SURE WHEN THE TRIBUTE WILL END. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE UP ALL WEEKEND. ~NOTE: THE BROADCAST IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH OUR BLOG~

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