James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974–February 10, 2006), better known as J Dilla or Jay Dee, was an American hip hop producer and MC, who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. He began his career as "Jay Dee" but used the name "J Dilla" from 2001 on.
J Dilla died on February 10, 2006 at his home in Los Angeles, California, three days after his thirty-second birthday and the release of Donuts. His obituary in The New York Times of February 14, 2006, states: "The cause was cardiac arrest, according to his mother, Maureen Yancey. She said he had been suffering from lupus and had recently been hospitalized for pneumonia."
Have you heard "Two Can Win" from J Dilla? that track is ill.
by Rocky777 June 04, 2006
The Michael Jordan of beatmaking.

Rest in Peace.
J Dilla was also known as Jay Dee, Dilla Dawg, and James Dewitt Yancey. Often dubbed as your favorite producer's favorite producer.
by PC Productions January 22, 2009

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