J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, died Friday (February 10) in Los Angeles. The Detroit-hailing rapper/producer succumbed to complications from lupus. He was 32. Before his passing, J Dilla (born James Yancey and also known as Jay Dee) had been working on "The Shining," the follow-up to his 2001 solo debut, "Welcome to Detroit." The new album was scheduled for a June release via BBE Records. Since forming the rap trio Slum Village in the late 1990s with MCs Baatin and T3, J Dilla has worked closely with such artists as A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip, Common and the Pharcyde. J Dilla left the group to pursue a solo career, and in 2003 released "Champion Sound" with fellow rapper/producer Madlib. J Dilla's instrumental album "Donuts" was released last week by Stones Throw.