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J Dilla was born James Dewitt Yancey on February 7, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan, to Maureen and Beverly Yancey. From the onset, music was intrinsic to Jay's life. His mother Maureen was an accomplished singer and lover of classical music and opera. His father Beverly was a gifted vocalist and bass player fond of vocal harmonies and jazz, who played professionally for 25 years before taking a job at Ford. A two-year-old Jay would gurgle along in perfect pitch to… read more

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  • Listening to the second verse of rewind that by common is devastating... talking about jay dee, who even in time of illness would brighten up people's lives through his positive soul and heartfelt music.
  • 42 years and 3 days ago Dilla was born. 10 years and 3 days ago Donuts was released. Today it's 10 years since Dilla left us... R.I.P... your music lives on... FOREVER.
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  • Forever
  • Forever
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  • that indo smoke that shit is no joke // its friday why should i stay sober huhnnnn
  • That's a valid point.
  • How can someone who has The Velvet Underground as their most played artist seriously say anyone else is overrated.
  • common dilla, lets do it !

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