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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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  • Avatar for Dj-BlackJack
    Dude has been dead for almost 10 years, and still dropping jewels. "The Diary" is the hottest hip hop album of 2016.
  • Avatar for shannonboom
    The Diary <3
  • Avatar for agentzerooo
    its friday why should i stay sober HUH
  • Avatar for Red_October2
    Example for imitation
  • Avatar for GalaxiaUltima
    legendary
  • Avatar for Aristoxenous
    GANGSTA BOOGIE is fire!!! GIves me the damn chills.
  • Avatar for agentzerooo
    the greatest
  • Avatar for Aristoxenous
    Too much talk about pointless shit smh. Show more praise for Dillas recent posthumous releases.
  • Avatar for KingNoCrown
    How can someone who has The Velvet Underground as their most played artist seriously say anyone else is overrated. [2] Considering they are one of the most influential bands of all time, your statement is just as dumb. Espescially when they weren't popular at all when they were together. Calling Dilla overrated is stupid as fuck as well, I mean there are few if any producers that can compare with him. His influence is huge.
  • Avatar for aroddw
    wish light my fire was longer

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