HIP-HOP PRODUCER J DILLA DEAD

1972-2006

Details are still being gathered but Hip-Hop producer/MC Jay Dee, also known as J Dilla, reportedly passed away earlier Yesterday (February 10) in a Los Angeles, hospital due to what is believed to have been kidney and/or liver failure. The beatmaker had been sick for an unspecified amount of time leading to rumors spreading last year that J-Dilla was in a coma. J-Dilla was a founding member of the rap grou, Slum Village and a member of A Tribe Called Quest’s production team The Ummah. He is also known for his production work with acts such as Busta Rhymes, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, Common, and De La Soul. J-Dilla more recently worked with Kanye West on Common’s critically acclaimed album Be. He will be sorely missed by the Hip-Hop community.

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