R.I.P. J. Dilla

RIP J. Dilla

From okayplayer.com:

This is an extemely sad day. We have lost one of the great­est pro­duc­ers of all time, period. That fact is not even up for debate. For us fans and for those that were lucky enough to know Dilla, this is a tough pill to swal­low. What makes it worse is know­ing that the major­ity of the hip hop world will not mourn this loss like those in our com­mu­nity. We can only hope that one day the world will know his music the way die hard Dilla fans do, and he will posthu­mously recieve the respect and admi­ra­tion that his influ­ence com­mands. RIP Dilla Dog.

James Yancey passed around 8:00 this morn­ing in Los Ange­les, Cal­i­for­nia. His lat­est album, Donuts, was released ear­lier this week.

Addi­tional read­ing: Jay Dee’s last days (from Detroit Free Press)

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