James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006), better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer and rapper who emerged in the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan, as one third of the music group Slum Village. He was also a member of the Soulquarians, a musical collective active during the late 1990s and early 2000s.Although his life and career were short, J Dilla is widely considered to be one of the most influential and greatest producers in the hip-hop genre. It was described in The Guardian that "his affinity for crafting lengthy, melodic loops peppered with breakbeats and vocal samples took instrumental hip-hop into new, more musically complex realms."

Welcome 2 Detroit - the 20th Anniversary Edition

Welcome 2 Detroit - the 20th Anniversary Edition

February 5, 2021

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Ruff Draft (Dilla's Mix)

Ruff Draft (Dilla's Mix)

April 20, 2018

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J Dilla's Delights, Vol. 1

J Dilla's Delights, Vol. 1

June 16, 2017

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Motor City

Motor City

April 21, 2017

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Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection

Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection

December 23, 2016

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Champion Sound: The Remix

Champion Sound: The Remix

November 25, 2016

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Jay Dee a.k.a. King Dilla

Jay Dee a.k.a. King Dilla

October 17, 2016

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The Shining – the 10th Anniversary Collection

The Shining – the 10th Anniversary Collection

August 19, 2016

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Jay Love Japan

Jay Love Japan

June 6, 2016

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The Diary

The Diary

April 15, 2016

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The King of Beats, Vol 2: Lost Scrolls

The King of Beats, Vol 2: Lost Scrolls

February 19, 2016

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Dillatronic

Dillatronic

October 30, 2015

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The Diary (Instrumental)

The Diary (Instrumental)

July 8, 2015

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The King of Beats, Vol. 1

The King of Beats, Vol. 1

February 7, 2015

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The King of Beats (Batch #4)

The King of Beats (Batch #4)

February 7, 2015

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The King of Beats (Batch #3)

The King of Beats (Batch #3)

February 7, 2015

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The King of Beats (Batch #2)

The King of Beats (Batch #2)

February 7, 2015

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The King of Beats (Batch #1)

The King of Beats (Batch #1)

February 7, 2015

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Lost Tapes, Reels + More

Lost Tapes, Reels + More

February 5, 2015

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Rebirth of Detroit Instrumentals

Rebirth of Detroit Instrumentals

May 6, 2014

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Dillatroit

Dillatroit

December 10, 2013

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Think Twice / E = Mc2

Think Twice / E = Mc2

January 1, 2012

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The Beat Generation 10th Anniversary Presents: Come Get It (Where You At)

The Beat Generation 10th Anniversary Presents: Come Get It (Where You At)

March 29, 2011

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Jay Stay Paid

Jay Stay Paid

June 2, 2009

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Reality Check

Reality Check

May 12, 2009

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Ruff Draft

Ruff Draft

March 20, 2007

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Jay Deelicious 95-98 - The Delicious Vinyl Years (Originals, Remixes & Rarities)

Jay Deelicious 95-98 - The Delicious Vinyl Years (Originals, Remixes & Rarities)

January 1, 2007

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The Shining Instrumentals

The Shining Instrumentals

October 16, 2006

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The Shining

The Shining

August 21, 2006

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Donuts

Donuts

February 7, 2006

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The Shining EP2

The Shining EP2

January 1, 2006

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Champion Sound

Champion Sound

January 1, 2003

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Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumental

Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumental

January 1, 2001

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Welcome 2 Detroit

Welcome 2 Detroit

January 1, 2001

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Welcome 2 Detroit (Clean Version)

Welcome 2 Detroit (Clean Version)

January 1, 2001

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The Beat Generation 10th Anniversary Presents: Jay Dee - Pause

The Beat Generation 10th Anniversary Presents: Jay Dee - Pause

January 1, 2001

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