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Coming up on what would’ve been his 39th birthday this Thursday (Feb. 7), events paying tribute to the late James “J Dilla” Yancey were held in the UK over the weekend. Dilla passed away in 2006 from a complications brought on by lupus. He died three days after his 32nd birthday.
Fans of James “J Dilla” Yancey are still reeling from the unfortunate passing of the famed Detroit producer and rapper. After succumbing to a rare blood disease in 2006, Dilla’s legacy has lived on through a series of tributes, beat jacks and a record label helmed by his mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey. After releasing […]
In an exclusive interview with our friends over at HipHopDX, Pharcyde member Slimkid3 (formerly Slim Kid Tre) breaks down the background behind the recording of their classic debut LP Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde and how he thought early J Dilla tracks were actually A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip recording under a different handle. […]