*For those whom may not have known, today marks what would have been the 37th birthday to James Dewitt Yancey better known as Jay Dee or J Dilla. One of the greatest if not the greatest Hip-Hop producer of ALL TIME.. J Dilla was part of Slum Village producing most of their work, but also had produced for a wide range of other Hip-Hop greats such as the likes of Common, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Raekwon, and Erykah Badu. But unfortunately was not truely recognized for his work until after his death. J Dilla died on February 10, 2006 from a rare blood disease shortly after his 32nd birthday do to cardiac arrest..
MAY YOU REST IN BEATS.. JAY DEE
*Hit the jump for a documentary on Dilla..