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J Dilla passed away on February 10, 2006

When did J Dilla pass away? J Dilla passed away on February 10, 2006

Superproducer and rapper , born James Dewitt Yancey, transitioned from this world on February 10, 2006. He was an influential musical genius that worked with the likes of , The Pharcyde, , , Slum Village, and many other acts in the ’ and ’00s. His signature off-kilter style defied an otherwise quantized sound that was popular during that era. He teamed up with

J Dilla was a chronic Lupus patient with a rare blood disease. He left behind a legacy of beat tapes and instrumentals, most popularly Donuts. He died three days after his 32nd birthday at home in Los Angeles. His mother and two daughters survived him and a foundation was created in his name to find a cure for Lupus.

The Treacherous Three's "The Body Rock" was the first Rap-Rock Song

The Treacherous Three’s “The Body Rock” was the first Rap-Rock Song

The College Dropout

Kanye West released his debut album College Dropout on February 10