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About J Dilla
James Dewitt Yancey, known on stage as J Dilla was an American rapper and record producer better recognized as one third of popular hip-hop group, Slum Village.
He formed the band, Slum Village in 1996 with his classmates and fellow rappers, Baatin and T3, releasing their debut album, Fantastic, Vol. 1 in 1997.
He was born to Beverly Dewitt Yancey, a jazz bassist and Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, a former opera singer.
He grew up with three younger siblings; two brothers known as John and Earl and a sister named Martha. He had two daughters known as Ty-Monae Whitlow and Ja’Mya Yancey.
He was posthumously honored with the Record Producer of the Year and Artist of the Year awards at the PLUG Awards in 2007.
He died in 2006, three days after his birthday and the release of his final album titled, Donuts.
His music has been featured in several television programs and ads including UK mobile network O2’s ad, and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
His first job was with the Detroit Police Department as a junior police cadet; ironically, he released a single titled, “Fuck the Police”.
J Dilla Rank
J Dilla's Popularity
J Dilla was a famous American record producer, who was born on February 7, 1974. As a person born on this date, J Dilla is listed in our database as the 86th most popular celebrity for the day (February 7) and the 438th most popular for the year (1974).
People born on February 7 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. J Dilla is the 2707th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to J Dilla's birthday, J Dilla is the 18619th most famous American and ranks 198th in famous people born in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
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