Articles by Tia Scott


How We Will Forever See J Dilla

James DeWitt Yancey, known to his die-hard fans worldwide as Jay Dee or J Dilla, was one of the most prodigious producers that Hip-Hop has ever witnessed. His sound was eclectic and distinct as he made hits for big name artists like Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Common, Janet Jackson, and Erykah Badu to name a few. A celebrated underground hero for his work with hometown Detroit crew Slum Village and collaborative projects with Madlib, J Dilla set the bar high for aspiring producers as well as the established. Projects like Ruff Draft, Donuts and Another Batch only solidified him as one of the best to ever do it.

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