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J Dilla †
J Dilla
Name James Dewitt Yancey
Also Known as Jay Dee, J Dilla, Dilla Dawg, Dill Withers, Mcnasty
Born February 7, 1974
Birthplace Detroit, Michigan
Genres Hip hop, neo soul
Occupations Record producer, rapper, DJ, singer
Labels Delicious Vinyl, BBE, Pay Jay Productions, MCA, Stones Throw, Bling 47

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 who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. According to his obituary at, he "was one of the music industry's most influential hip-hop artists, working for big-name acts like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and Common." Just as his music was becoming increasingly popular, Yancey died in 2006 of the blood disease TTP.

Collaborations with Drake Edit

J Dilla has collaborated with Drake in:

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