TO MY NIGGA
MY NIGGA JUST PASSED AWAY..IM FUCK UP....SO MANY THINGS I WANT 2 SAY....THINGS I WANTED 2 DO...THIS MAN WAS BIG PART OF MY LIFE....I MISS MY NIGGA AND JUST BEEN A FEW HOURS...ITS FUCK UP CAUSE U NEVER KNOW..TIL ITS HEAR....REST IN PEACE...MY NIGGA MOTHER FUCKIN JAMES (J DILLA ) YANCEY ..THE BEST FRIEND AND BEST BEAT MAKIN NIGGA THAT LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hip-Hop producer/MC Jay Dee, also known as J Dilla, has reported passed away earlier today (February 10) in a hospital in Los Angeles, due to liver complications.
The beatmaker has been sick for an unspecified amount of time. His latest album, Donuts, was released earlier this week.
Dilla, who was a founding member of Slum Village and a member of A Tribe Called Quest's production team The Ummah, is best known for producing tracks for Busta Rhymes, Common, De La Soul, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, and The Pharcyde.
Dilla has more recently worked with Ghostface Killah, Kanye West on Com's critically acclaimed album Be, as well as Champion Sound with fellow quirky producer Madlib.
Besides Donuts, he released another solo LP, Welcome To Detroit, in 2001, and has another album dropping later this year on Stones Throw Records.
Longtime fan Pharrell of The Neptunes, has gone on record calling Dilla one of his "favorite producers of all time."
Jay Dee will be sorely missed. SOHH will be sure to provide you with more information as it becomes available.
February 7 1974 - February 10 2006
It is with great sorrow that the Family and Friends of J Dilla announces his spiritual transition on the morning of February 10th, 2006 in the loving arms of his mother, Maureen Yancey.
J Dilla had suffered for over three years with an incurable blood disease, and had also been diagnosed with lupus.
A public viewing (closed casket) will take place Monday, February 13, 2006, 430PM-900PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, 1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205.
A private funeral will follow.
Mrs. Yancey relocated to Los Angeles in order to care for her son J Dilla during his lengthy illness. On behalf of Mrs. Yancey we ask that in lieu of flowers, any heartfelt donations be made payable and sent to a fund which has been established in her name:
Made Payable to Mrs. Maureen Yancey
Donations can be mailed to:
132 N. Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Bank Wires can be sent to:
Wells Fargo Bank of Los Angeles, CA
Routing Number: 122000247
Account Number: 6043250676
Please note that donations made to Mrs. Yancey are not considered a charitable deduction. This will be considered a gift of help.
He leaves behind a body of work which will be loved and rediscovered for years to come. His most recent album "Donuts" on February 7th, the day of his 32nd birthday. Two other projects, "The Shining" and "Jay Love Japan" are completed. Other production work has been completed for artists Madlib, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, A.G., Visionaries, Truth Hurts, Phat Kat, MF DOOM, Skillz, and Frank N Dank.