J Dilla

James Dewitt Yancey

Also known as Dilla, Dilla Dog, Immortal J Dilla, The, J Deezy, J Dilla (J Yancey), J-Dilla, J. Dilla, J. Dilla R.I.P., J.Dilla, Jay Dee, Jay Dilla
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Discography of J Dilla:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Donuts 31 Audio 2006-02-07 Stones Throw Records
2 Donuts 45 2 Audio 2006-02-07 Stones Throw Records
3 Donuts 31 Audio 2006-02-07 Stones Throw Records
4 Pandemonium / Louder 6 Audio 2006 Stones Throw Records
5 Donuts: The E.P. 6 Audio 2006 Stones Throw Records
6 The Shining Instrumentals 12 Audio 2006-10-03 BBE
7 The Shining Instrumentals 12 Audio 2006-10-09 BBE
8 Welcome 2 Detroit 16 Audio 2001-02-27
9 Anthology Volume 1 12 Audio 2006 Grand Slam Records
10 Best Of Vol. 2 32 Audio 2006 www.hiphopvinyl.de
11 The Shining EP2 6 Audio 2006 BBE
12 Welcome To Cali 14 Audio 2006 Head Huntaz Music Group
13 Wild / Make 'Em NV 6 Audio 2007 Stones Throw Records
14 Ruff Draft 26 Audio 2007-03-20 Stones Throw Records
15 Ruff Draft 14 Audio 2007-03-19 Stones Throw Records
16 Dirty Crushin' 2 Audio 2007-03-20 Stones Throw Records
17 Ruff Draft 14 Audio 2007 Stones Throw Records
18 Ruff Draft Instrumentals 10 Audio 2007 Stones Throw Records
19 Jay Love Japan 10 Audio 2007 Not On Label
20 Mick Boogie Presents... Dillagence 10 Audio 2008 Not On Label
21 Dillagence 17 Audio 2007-11-00 Not On Label (Mick Boogie Self-released)
22 Ruff Draft 14 Audio 2007 Play It Again Sam [PIAS]
23 Turn It Up! A Little Louder 15 Audio 2007 Stones Throw Records
24 Pay Jay 11 Audio 2008 Not On Label (J Dilla)
25 Anthology Volume 5 14 Audio 2006 Grand Slam Records
26 Anthology Volume 6 16 Audio 2006 Grand Slam Records
27 Instrumental Joints Volume 1 16 Audio 2007 Not On Label
28 Donuts 31 Audio 2006-02-07
29 Ruff Draft 14 Audio 2007 Stones Throw Records
30 Instrumental Joints Volume 2 16 Audio Not On Label
31 Donuts 31 Audio 2006-02-07 Stones Throw Records
32 Jay Stay Paid 28 Audio 2009-06-02 Nature Sounds
33 Jay Stay Paid 28 Audio 2009-08-00 Nature Sounds
34 The Shining 12 Audio 2006 BBE
35 Donut Shop 8 Audio 2010 Stones Throw Records
36 Donut Shop 6 Audio 2010-07-28 Stones Throw Records
37 The Shining EP 7 Audio 2006-08-08 BBE
38 Ruff Draft 26 Audio 2007
39 The Shining Original Samples LP 8 Audio 2009 Stackin Cheddar
40 Donuts 31 Audio 2006-02-07 Stones Throw Records
41 Donuts 45 2 Audio 2006-02-07 Stones Throw Records
42 Donuts 31 Audio 2011-05-00 Stones Throw Records
43 Ruff Draft Beats 10 Audio 2012 Stones Throw Records
44 European Vacation 9 Audio 2008 Needillworks Entertainment
45 Think Twice / E=MC2 2 Audio 2012-04-00 BBE
46 Dillatroit 15 Audio 2012-06-19 Mahogani Music
47 Rebirth Of Detroit 21 Audio 2012 Ruff Draft Records
48 The Shining 12 Audio 2006 BBE
49 Donuts 31 Audio 2006 Basement Digs
50 The Lost Scrolls Vol. 1 4 Audio 2013-01-00 Ruff Draft Records


Born: 7 February 1974.

Died: 10 February 2006.

US hip-hop producer, and DJ.

James Dewitt Yancey, better known by his stage name J Dilla or Jay Dee, was an American record producer who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit, Michigan.

He began his career as a member of the group [a=Slum Village], and made his name with [a=Common], [a=A Tribe Called Quest], and as [a=Jaylib] in which he collaborated with [a=Madlib]. He was also a member of the production team trio [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ummah,+The]The Ummah[/url] with [a=Q-Tip] and [a=Ali Shaheed Muhammad].

He started his career under the name Jay Dee (based on his initials) but used the name J Dilla from 2001 onward. Many critics believe his work to have had a major influence on his peers and that he embodied the neo-soul sound, playing a defining yet understated role during the sub-genre's rise (roughly from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s). LA-based producer and MC, Madlib, began collaborating with J Dilla, and the pair formed the group Jaylib in 2002, releasing an album called "[url=http://www.discogs.com/Jaylib-Champion-Sound/master/124462]Champion Sound[/url]" in 2003. After J Dilla relocated from Detroit to LA in 2004, they toured as Jaylib in Spring 2004.

He moved from his native Detroit to Los Angeles to live with his mother after being diagnosed in 2003.

It was later revealed that he suffered from TTP, a rare blood disease, and Lupus, affecting the immune-system. J Dilla's illness and medication caused dramatic weight loss from 2003 onwards, forcing him to publicly confirm speculation about his health in 2004. Despite a slower output of major releases and production credits in 2004-2005, his cult status remained strong within his core audience, as evident by unauthorized circulation of his underground "beat tapes" (instrumental, and raw working materials), mostly through internet file sharing. Articles in music publications URB (March 2004) and XXL (June 2005) confirmed rumors of ill health and hospitalization during this period, but these were downplayed by J himself. The seriousness of his condition became public in November 2005 when J Dilla toured Europe performing from a wheelchair.

His last album released during his lifetime, "[url=http://www.discogs.com/J-Dilla-Donuts/master/68208]Donuts[/url]", was released on [l=Stones Throw Records] on 7 Feb 2006, Dilla's 32nd birthday, and the first one in year's he didn't spend in hospital. Three days later, on 10 February 2006, he died at his home in LA. According to his mother, Maureen Yancey, the cause was cardiac arrest.

The founding of the J Dilla Foundation was announced in May 2006 by his mother Maureen Yancey, to honour her son's legacy and to help raise awareness and funding for Lupus research by organizing continued events to aid underprivileged children gain quality arts training, primarily in the field of music.


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