Black Entertainment : Hip-hop artist J Dilla, 32, dies

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  1. Aaliyahmonet

    Aaliyahmonet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    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.
     
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    dilla was one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time...i was deeply saddened by this news...especially since he died on my birthday... :(
     
  3. Aaliyahmonet

    Aaliyahmonet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is sad news, i was shocked. Happy Late Birthday to ya khasm and much love to ya.

    1 luv,

    AM
     
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    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow.

    didn't know this until now.
    Not too many peeps knew about this very underrated, super producer but he did his thing, especially with Slum Village..
    ****!

    *shocked*
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh man I'm so sorry to hear this!
    May he rest in peace!:heart:
    I luv slum villiage!:heart:
     
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    man...i'm missin this cat already...smh

    one love
    khasm
     
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    sad i hear about it , surely will be missed
     
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