Friday February 10th 2012 marked the 6th anniversary of the passing of one of
Hip Hop music’s greatest producers… J Dilla. Detroit born and bred, the man born James Dewitt Yancey influenced more than a generation of Hip Hop artists, producers, writers, designers, fans and many more across the hip hop community with his unmatched and pioneering production work.
During the late 90s early early 2000s, Jay Dee was part of a Hip Hop and ”Neo Soul” collective know as the Soulquarians consisting of members Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Questlove, Common, James Poyser, D’Angelo, Q-Tip, Bilal and J Dilla. In honer of his unfortunate passing Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson of The Legendary Roots Crew paid homage to his Soulquarians brethren with a 63 minute tribute mix of timeless classics from Dilla’s incredible production back catalogue, live on Hot 97. Stream and the mix below. Rest In Peace… J Dilla.