Monday, February 13, 2006

RIP Dilla (1974 - 2006)...

According to this article, James Yancey aka Jay Dee aka Jay Dilla has passed on.

Jay Dee, a producer's producer, was revered by the hip-hop nation for his unique boom-bap style rooted in soul and jazz.

Born James Yancey, Dilla made a name for himself as one of the members of A Tribe Called Quest's venerable production team, The Ummah, as well as produciong for the likes of De La Soul, Pharcyde, Common, D'Angelo, Busta Rhymes and his own group, Slum Village.

Damn. I wish I had "McNasty Filth" with me right now...instead, I am playing "It's Your World" by Common off of the Be in peace.

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