James Dewitt Yancey.
He is known to be your favourite producer/rapper/hip-hop artist’s favourite producer. Truly.
Ta-ku, Common, Jay-Z, Yeezy, the entire Soulection roster, the list goes on and on and on.
His contributions to music were inspiring and often felt as angelic, no matter which alias he used – John Doe, MC Silk, Jay Dee, or J Dilla.
J Dilla passed away on the morning of February 10th, 2006 at the age of 32.
He left behind a body of work which will be loved and rediscovered for years to come.
And next week, Section 8 is holding a special event for lovers of Dilla and hip-hop alike celebrate his life and music.
If you’re a fan, you definitely need to be at this event.
Due DILLAgence – The Music of J-Dilla – Live
December 12th. Kicks off at 6pm. FREE entry. But it’s limited capacity, so get in early!
“Join us for a night of Dilla’s music, live and direct.
Adam Katz (keys)
Amin Payne (MPC)
Stevie Cat Jr (drums)
Henry Hicks (bass)
With special guests Cazeaux O.S.L.O (vocals), Nathaniel Sametz (horns), and more.
DJ sets from Billy Hoyle, Jackson Miles, and SilentJay.”