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LATEST MUSIC RELEASE : REBIRTH OF DETROIT

J Dilla's mother, Mrs. Maureen "MaDukes" Yancey, is pleased to announce a new album of unreleased material from her son, J Dilla entitled "Rebirth of Detroit". The "Rebirth of Detroit" will feature new music from the late producer, as well as Detroit's finest emcees and musicians who have both worked with and/or been influenced by J Dilla. It was important to Maureen Yancey that this project be a collaboration of emcees and musicians working in the Detroit Hip Hop community. NOW AVAILABLE @ OFFICIALJDILLAMERCH , ITUNES & FATBEATS

"This will bring together artists that have drifted away from one another and haven't been able to work with each other lately. It's a healing process for the city. For individuals, it's going to bring back the love and the passion for the music and for what hip-hop has to offer." - Maureen 'MaDukes' Yancey

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JDILLA REBIRTH OF DETROIT

The Rebirth of Detroit" will feature a genre-bending collection of musicians with roots in the Heart of Motor City, Detroit including Amp Fiddler, Illa J, Frank Nitt, Chuck English of The Cool Kids, Monica Blaire, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson and more. J Dilla Rebirth of Detroit new album just released.

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About James Dewitt Yancey / JAY DEE / J DILLA
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THE BIOGRAPHY OF J DILLA

WHO WAS JAMES DEWITT YANCEY?

In just over 10 years, James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla accomplished more in terms of recorded output than most artists do in a lifetime. From producing GRAMMY award-winning songs to earning the adulation of his peers and creating a signature sound that altered hip hop and soul music forever, Jay did it all while being the most influential "unknown" producer in the business. At a time when hip hop producers were more recognizable than the artists they worked with, Jay shunned the limelight and humbly revolutionized the sound of hip hop with his meticulous, soulful productions.

HIS UNIQUE STYLE & SOUND

Jay's music mirrored his fastidious nature. Nothing ever sounded out of place in his beats. This quality along with a mathematical sense of order was reflected in his personal life and appearance: clothing and records kept in plastic, shoes neatly stacked in boxes, crisply pressed jeans, and the ever-present feather duster never far from hand. Yet it was the imperfect, the mistakes in music that excited him. His signature sloppy, off-beat drum programming gave his tracks a feeling of freshness and spontaneity, standing in stark contrast to the mechanical, perfectly-quantized beats which characterized much of hip hop at the time.

Jay was a stylistic innovator who was never content to stay in the same pocket. From the airy fender rhodes and handclaps that defined his early sound with Slum Village and Tribe, to the eclectic genre-melding of Welcome to Detroit and the back-to-the-breaks style ofDonuts, his music continually evolved at a dizzying pace. Once a particular style was mastered, he felt little need to repeat himself, preferring to push boundaries beyond what was expected or easy for him. Unlike so many innovators who wouldn't recover from their work being co-opted and commercialized, Jay never ceased to experiment and push his music to new heights.

Combined with his sheer wizardry on the sampler, this artistic restlessness placed Jay at the vanguard of hip hop production where he was viewed as the "producers producer," someone who fellow musicians looked to for inspiration. Pharrell declared him his favorite producer. Kanye called him a drum god. Questlove stated that Jay's music was the only thing to give him goosebumps in the last ten years. His sound distilled the best qualities of hip hop into a potent mixture that encapsulated where hip hop production had been and pointed to where it would head in the future. Along the way, Jay stood at the forefront reminding everybody to "Turn It Up!

THE EARLY YEARS

Jay Dee was born James Dewitt Yancey on February 7, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan to Maureen and Beverly Yancey. From the onset, music was intrinsic to Jay's life. His mother Maureen was an accomplished singer and lover of classical music and opera. His father Beverly was a gifted vocalist and bass player fond of vocal harmonies and jazz, who played professionally for 25 years before taking a job at Ford. A two-year-old Jay would gurgle along in perfect pitch to the sound of his father practicing on his upright bass until it lulled him to sleep.

Especially aware of the dangers that faced unoccupied youths growing up in their Detroit neighborhood of Conant Gardens, the Yancey's set out to keep their children as busy as possible between cub scouts, music lessons, youth choir, and any other church activities. Nuturing their son's early passion for music, Jay was always enrolled in some kind of music class, excelling on the piano, violin and cello, before moving on to the drums. But it was the lure of the boom-bap which ultimately moved him from the church pews to the studio.

"When I heard Run DMC's 'Sucker MCs' and Whodini's 'Big Mouth', it made me curious to how the beats were made. Those songs were the first time I heard the beats that weren't melodic - just drums. Being someone who was taking drum lessons at the time, that made me real curious. That led me into deejaying, which slowly led to me deejsying parties and that eventually led me into production."

JAY DEE: ON PURSUING HIS DREAMS

A fortuitous meeting with another talented Conant Gardens resident provided Jay with the direction necessary to pursue his dream. "Fortunately I ran into this cat just walking in the street, literally. This guy named Amp Fiddler. He just called us out and from that first day he actually showed all of us how a studio works and things like that. He had a little pre-production studio in his crib. He was like, 'Whenever you want to, come by the crib.' I started going over there messing with beats."Building on the experience he received at Amp's studio, Jay was determined to form a group which reflected the eclectic nature of his influences. "I heard about T3 and Baatin, and they were supposed to be the illest emcees at the time. And I thought I was, so I wanted to challenge them. To make a long story short, we just hooked up after that. The chemistry was right." Their group Slum Village gave Jay the platform to create a sound which was uniquely mid- western in its melding of jazzy, east coast influences with the glossy, bounce of west coast hip hop.

JAY DEE: THE PRODUCER

Via another timely assist from Amp Fiddler, Slum's demo found it's way into the hands of Q-Tip, who immediately recognized a kindred musical spirit in Jay and offered the young producer a management and production contract. "It was like a dream come true, if you could ever, ever hear anybody say that. I just couldn't believe it. I love Tribe and De La and then this guy Tip called my crib! Matter of fact, the first time he called, I wasn't home. I missed the call! I was hurt. I thought that was it! But, he called me the next day. Next thing you know, I'm in New York." within months, Jay found himself producing tracks for a who's who of underground hip hop: Pharcyde, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, Keith Murray, Mad Skillz, and of course A Tribe Called Quest.

"I was just riding the wave. It was still part of the dream to even be there. They even asked me creative questions about the album [Beats, Rhymes, and Life]. It's just unbelievable, man! These are the three ultimate niggas to me. They sat me down and invited me to these meetings and I felt like I was a part of that shit. Whether the album did good or not, it was to me one of the best experiences of my life."

Upon returning to Detroit, Jay found himself as the star of the city's burgeoning hip hop scene. His beats were the conduit for a diverse crop of MC's who gathered around the famed Hip Hop Shop, including Phat Kat, 5 Ela, Proof, Eminem, and a young Elzhi. His extended periods away from home had been difficult on Slum Village, but with Jay back in the fold and a renewed focus they set out to record their first album

"We decided to do that Fantastic album, and we did it in like two weeks. Everything was done. We were selling that shit out of boxes within a couple of weeks." Fan-tas-tic Vol.1 became an underground classic, relentlessly dubbed and traded by fans in the days prior to file sharing. Innovative and playful, the album featured a string of hip hop classics including "Players","Look Of Love," and the brilliant James Brown adlib mash-up of "I Don't Know."

While his growing number of imitators were content to pick up the scraps of the fledgling neo-soul movement, Jay soon became the nucleus around which a group of like-minded, progressive artists would form, creating some of the best music to emerge from the post Golden-Age of early-nineties hip hop in the process. Dubbed the Soulquarians, Jay's beats would provide the key inspiration for this eclectic group's best work: The Roots' Things Fall Apart, D'Angelo's Voodoo, Badu's Mamma's Gun, Q Tip's Amplified, and Common's Like Water for Chocolate.

J DILLA'S SOLO CAREER

Originally intended as a breakbeat record, Jay's first solo album "Welcome to Detroit" provided the first opportunity to display his full range as a producer, mc, and vocalist. Seamlessly blending live instrumentation with programmed beats, W2D reflected his numerous influences and styles- from synth-heavy techno and grimy street anthems to breezy bossa nova. Stepping to the forefront as an MC for the first time, Jay introduced his alias J Dilla, and with it a more confident, street-edge rapper would emerge.

At a professional crossroads after a label deal with MCA collapsed in 2003, Dilla bypassed the mainstream altogether to unleash a flurry of new material: a collaborative album with Madlib entitled Champion Sound, and his own solo project the Ruff Draft EP, a muddy, lo-fi epic of uncompromising rawness. "I did it in four or five days, turned it in and had wax in ten days. If I'm not doing beats for somebody, I make stuff for me to drive around and listen to, and that was one of those projects. I was just doing me. That's why it was called the Ruff Draft EP". "There'd be days when I wouldn't eat at all because I'd be in the basement working all day. Even after being in the hospital so long, I had to fight with the doctors [to go home] because being away from music was starting to get to me."

Dilla relocated to Los Angeles in 2004 to re-energize himself and focus on his career. But by the end of the year, he would again be hospitalized. Undergoing debilitating dialysis treatments 3-4 times a week, Dilla was bedridden for long periods of time causing his hands and legs to swell dramatically, making walking difficult without assistance. He lost 50% of his body weight. During this time he was diagnosed with Lupus, a debilitating blood disease which causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue and for which there is no cure. He was released from the hospital in March 2005, only to be readmitted later that summer. Using equipment set up in his hospital room, Dilla began work on what would become his masterpiece, Donuts, a sprawling, back-to-basics instrumental album filled with emotional, heartfelt testaments to life and mortality that brought him full-circle to his beginnings as young producer chopping up breakbeats.

That Fall, Dilla embarked on a European tour alongside his mother and friends, rapping to sold-out audiences from a wheelchair. It would be his final farewell to the fans who had shown their love and support for so long. Upon completion of the tour and another stay in the hospital, Dilla returned home. He handed off the masters for his still-unfinished solo lp The Shining in time for his upcoming birthday.

On Tuesday, February 7, 2006- his 32nd birthday- Donuts was released. He spent the day at home with friends and family. Three days later on February 10, James Dewitt Yancey passed away in the arms of his loving mother Maureen. He was put to rest the following week, on Valentine's Day. As mourners gathered around his final resting place high in the hills of Los Angeles to say their goodbyes, a lone heart appeared in the cloudless sky above, fitting tribute for the man who above all else lived life to do what he loved. And what he loved, he did better than anybody else. For that, we will be forever thankful. Thank you Jay Dee.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT J DILLA

His Father Ghost-Wrote "It‘s a Shame" for the Spinners

The timeless 1970 smash single—later sampled/remade by "golden era" rappers Bob & the Mob and Monie Love—bears the invisible musical fingerprints of none other than Dilla‘s Pop Dukes, Beverly DeWitt Yancey. Proof positive that musical genius follows in his bloodlines.

His first Musical Mentor was Amp Fiddler

Though Q-Tip was responsible for Dilla‘s first big break in the music industry—when the Abstract took a liking to Jay Dee‘s beats after Jay passed him an early SV demo—he was not the fledgling producer‘s first musical mentor.

That distinction belongs to longtime Detroit singer/musician/producer Amp Fiddler, who‘s local neighborhood lab, affectionately dubbed "Camp Amp," was where Dilla first learned the ropes of production on the MPC and how to record in a real studio.

When A Tribe Called Quest and the P-Funk All-Stars (Fiddler was a member) were both on the bill of Lollapalooza in 1994, it was in fact Amp who hipped Q-Tip to Jay‘s production prowess, making the introduction that forever altered the sonic landscape of hip-hop production.

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ARTIST/GROUP RELEASES

  • 1st Down - A Day Wit The Homiez, 12-inch single (1995) PAY DAY RECORDS
  • Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic, 12-inch single (1996)
  • Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol. 1), Album (1996) DONUT BOY RECORDINGS, (1997) SUDDEN IMPACT, (2006) BARAK
  • Slum Village - We Be Down 12-inch single (1997) SUDDEN IMPACT
  • Jay Dee - Jay Dee Unreleased Remixes, EP (1997) HOUSE SHOES RECORDS
  • Slum Village - Somethin' For The People, All I Do (Remix) from All I Do 12-inch single (1997) WB
  • J-88 - Look Of Love (Remix) 12-inch single (1999) GROOVE ATTACK
  • Slum Village - Get This Money, 12-inch single (1999) INTERSCOPE
  • Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2, Album (2000) GOODVIBE (2002) CAPITOL (2010) BARAK
  • Slum Village - Fall In Love (Remix), 12-inch single (2000) GOODVIBE
  • Slum Village - Cimax/CB4, 12-inch single (2000) GOODVIBE
  • J-88 - Best Kept Secret, EP (2000) GROOVE ATTACK
  • Jay Dee - Fuck The Police/Move, feat. Frank N Dank, 12-inch single (2001) UP ABOVE
  • Jay Dee feat. Frank-N-Dank - Pause, 12-inch single (2001) BBE
  • Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit, Album (2001) BBE
  • 1st Down - A Day Wit The Homiez, Album (2002) RONNIECASH.COM
  • Jay Dee - Instrumental Series Vol 1, EP (2002) BLING 47
  • Jay Dee feat. Frank N Dank - Take Dem Clothes Off/Off Ya Chest, 12-inch single (2002) ABB
  • Jaylib - The Message, from Stones Throw Summer 2002 EP (2002) STONES THROW
  • Jay Dee - Instrumental Series Vol.2: Vintage Album (2003) BLING 47
  • Jay Dee - Ruff Draft, EP (2003) MUMMY/GROOVE ATTACK
  • Jaylib - The Red/The Official, 12-inch single (2003) STONES THROW
  • Jaylib - Champion Sound, 12-inch single (2003) STONES THROW
  • Jaylib - Champion Sound, Album (2003), and Champion Sound Instrumentals (2004) STONES THROW
  • Jaylib - Raw Addict/Ice, 12-inch single (2003) STONES THROW
  • Jaylib - McNasty Filth, 12-inch/CD (2004) STONES THROW
  • Jaylib - Popshit, from Stones Throw 100, EP (2004) STONES THROW
  • J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumentals (2005) BBE
  • J Dilla - Donuts: J Rocc's Picks, EP (2005) STONES THROW
  • J Dilla - Signs, 7-inch single (2006) STONES THROW
  • J Dilla - Donuts, Album (2006) STONES THROW
  • J Dilla - The Shining, Album (2006) BBE
  • J Dilla - The Shining EP, 12-inch single (2006) BBE
  • J Dilla - The Shining (Instrumentals) (2006) BBE
  • Jaylib - No $ No Toke from Chrome Children, Album (2006) STONES THROW
  • Jaylib - No $ No Toke, 12-inch single (2006) STONES THROW
  • J Dilla - Won't Do, EP (2007) BBE
  • J Dilla - Wild, 12-inch single (2007) STONES THROW
  • J Dilla - Ruff Draft, Album (2007) STONES THROW
  • J Dilla - Dirty Crushin, 7-inch single (2007) STONES THROW
  • J Dilla - Jay Love Japan, Album (2007) OPERATION UNKNOWN
  • Jay Dee - Jay Deelicious: The Delicious Vinyl Years CD/LP (2007) DELICIOUS VINYL
  • J Dilla - Donut Shop, EP (2010) SERATO/STONES THROW

MC (NOT PRODUCER)

  • Tami Hert - If You Were Mine (Detroit Demolition Mix) 12-inch single (1997) 550 MUSIC
  • v/a - Fight Club, feat. Dilla, Nottz & Boogie from Best Kept Secret Mix, Album (2003) BLING 47
  • Dabrye - Game Over 12-inch single (2004) GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL
  • Wale Oyejide - There's A War Going On 12-inch single (2004) SHAMAN WORK
  • Wale Oyejide - There's A War Going On from One Day, Everything Changed, Album (2004) SHAMAN WORK
  • Slum Village - Reunion from Detroit Deli, Album (2004) BARAK/CAPITOL
  • Pete Rock - Niggaz Know from Soul Survivor II, Album (2004) RAPSTER /BBE
  • v/a - Do Your Thang, Stupid from BR Gunna Presents Dirty District Vol. 2, Album (2004) BARAK
  • Phat Kat - Door from The Undeniable LP New Version, Album (2004) BARAK
  • Lawless Element - Love, 12-inch single (2005) BABYGRANDE
  • Lawless Element - Love, from Soundvision: In Stereo, Album (2005) BABYGRANDE
  • Platinum Pied Pipers - Act Like You Know, 12-inch single (2005) UBIQUITY
  • Platinum Pied Pipers - Shotgun, Act Like You Know, from Triple P, Album (2005) UBIQUITY
  • Sa-Ra - Thrilla, 12-inch single (2005) SOUND IN COLOR
  • Sa-Ra - Thrilla, from The Hollywood Recordings (2007) BABYGRANDE
  • Diamond - We Gangstas, from Diamond Mine, Album (2005)
  • Platinum Pied Pipers - Shotgun (Remix) from 12-inch single (2005) UBIQUITY
  • J Dilla - The $ (Madlib Remix), Make 'Em NV (Madlib Remix) from Hella International 12-inch single (2007) STONES THROW

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 1995

  • Da Enna C - NOW from Throw Ya Hands In Da Air, 12-inch single (1994) UP TOP
  • Little Indian - One Little Indian, 12-inch single (1995) PREMEDITATED
  • Poe - Fingertips from Hello, Album (1995) WEA/ATLANTIC

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 1996

  • 5-Elementz - Whutchawant, Feed Back, Rockshows, Party Groove, Janet Jacme, E.G.O., Don't Stop, Searchin from The, Album Time Forgot cassette (1996) THAT WAS ENTERTAINMENT
  • A Tribe Called Quest - 1nce Again, Get A Hold, Keeping It Moving, Stressed Out, Word Play from Beat, Rhymes, & Life, Album (1996) JIVE RECORDS
  • AZ - When The Cheering Stops from NFL Jams (1996) CASTLE
  • Busta Rhymes - Keep It Movin', Still Shinin' from The Coming, Album (1996) ELEKTRA
  • Busta Rhymes - Woo-Hah!! (Jay-Dee Bounce Remix), Woo-Hah!! (Jay-Dee Other Shit Remix), 12-inch (1996) ELEKTRA
  • Busta Rhymes - It's a Party (Ummah Remix), Ill Vibe (Ummah Remix), 12-inch single (1996) ELEKTRA
  • De La Soul - Stakes Is High from Stakes Is High, Album (1996) TOMMY BOY
  • De La Soul - Stakes Is High (Remix) from Itzsoweezee , 12-inch single (1996) TOMMY BOY
  • Mad Skillz - It's Going Down, The Jam from From Where??? (1996) BIG BEAT
  • Kieth Murray - The Rhyme (Remix), Dangerous Ground from Enigma (1996) JIVE
  • Natives Of Da Underground - Pack Da Hous/Brotha's Juss Don't Know/Whatcha Gonna Do?, 12-inch single (1996)ALR
  • Phife Dawg - Game Day from NFL Jams (1996) CASTLE
  • Proof - Da Science from Detroit Hip Hop Volume 1 (1996) MODERN TRIBE
  • Proof - Vibe Session from Anywhere, 12-inch single (1996) HIP HOP SHOP
  • Tha Pharcyde - Runnin', Bullshit, Splatittorium, Somethin' That Means Somethin', Drop, Y? from Labcabincalifornia, Album (1996) DELICIOUS VINYL

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 1997

  • 5-Elementz - Sun Flower from Yester Years, cassette EP (1997) THAT WAS ENTERTAINMENT
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Get A Hold, Mardi Gras At Midnight from Jam, EP (1997) JIVE RECORDS
  • Brand New Heavies - Sometimes (Ummah Remix) from Sometimes , 12-inch single (1997) DELICIOUS VINYL
  • Busta Rhymes - So Hardcore from When Disaster Strikes, Album (1997) ELEKTRA
  • Mint Condition - Let Me Be The One (Ummah Remix), 12-inch single (1997) PERSPECTIVE
  • Crustation - Purple (ATCQ Edit), 12-inch single (1997) ZOMBA
  • Janet Jackson - Got Til It's Gone (Ummah Jay Dee Revenge Mix), 12-inch single (1997) VIRGIN
  • Something for the People - All I Do (Jay Dee's Sh**! Mix) feat. Phife Dawg 12-inch single WARNER BROS
  • T Da Pimp - Why You Lookin Hard?/We Know We Rockit, 12-inch single (1997) PENMP
  • Tha Pharcyde - She Said (Remix), 12-inch single (1997) DELICIOUS VINYL
  • Tha Pharcyde - Runnin (Remix), Y? (Remix) from Drop, 12-inch single (1997) DELICIOUS VINYL
  • Truz - True Dawgs/Routes To Hell, 12-inch single (1997) AD FAM

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 1998

  • A Tribe Called Quest - 4 Moms, Against The World, Busta's Lament, Da Booty, Find A Way, His Name Is Mutty Ranks, Start It Up, Steppin' It Up from The Love Movement,
  • Album (1998) JIVE RECORDS
  • A Tribe Called Quest - That Shit from Funkmaster Flex Vol. 3, Album (1998) LOUD RECORDS
  • Bizarre - Butterfly from Attack of the Wierdos, EP (1998) FEDERATION
  • Mood - Secrets Of The Sand (Remix) from Snake Backs , 12-inch single (1998) BLUNT
  • N'Dea Davenport - Bullshittin (Remix) from N'Dea Davenport, Album (1998) V2

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 1999

  • 5 Ela - You Ain't Fresh, Ain't No Love from 5-E Pt. 3 (1999) THAT WAS ENTERTAINMENT
  • Brand New Heavies - Saturday Night (Jay Dee Remix) from Saturday Night, 12-inch single (1999) DELICIOUS VINYL
  • Heavy D - Listen from Heavy, Album (1999) UNIVERSAL
  • Macy Gray - I Try (Remix), 12-inch single (1999) EPIC
  • Nine Yards - Always Find A Way (Remix) 12-inch single (1999) VIRGIN
  • Phat Kat - Dedication To The Suckers 12-inch single (1999) HOUSE SHOES RECORDINGS
  • Phife Dawg - Bend Ova/Thought U Wuz Nic, 12-inch single (1999) GROOVE ATTACK
  • Que D - Underestimated, Supa Shit, Kilo, Cash Flow, Michelle, Rock Box, Don't Stop from Quite Delicious cassette (1999) and Que D Limited Edition, Album (2003) ROYAL FLYNESS
  • Q-Tip - 11 tracks from Amplified, Album (1999) ARISTA
  • Q-Tip - 11 tracks from Amplified (Instrumental Version) (1999) ARISTA - PROMO
  • The Roots - Dynamite from Things Fall Apart, Album (1999) MCA
  • The Roots - New Year's @ Jay Dee's from You Got Me CD single (1999) MCA
  • Zooco - Butterfly from Glow-Mellow-Flow, Album (1999) COLUMBIA JAPAN

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 2000

  • Black Star - Little Brother from The Hurricane (Soundtrack), Album (2000) MCA
  • Brand New Heavies - Sometimes (Remix), Saturday Night (Remix) from Trunk Funk Classics, Album (2000) DELICIOUS VINYL
  • Busta Rhymes - Enjoy Da Ride, Live It Up, Show Me What You Got from Anarchy, Album (2000) ELEKTRA
  • Common - 10 tracks from Like Water For Chocolate, Album (2000) MCA
  • Common - 10 tracks from Like Water For Chocolate Instrumentals (2000) MCA
  • Common - The Light, 12-inch single (2000) MCA—UK
  • Common - The Light (Remix) from Bamboozled Soundtrack, Album (2000) MOTOWN
  • De La Soul - Thru Ya City from Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, Album (2000) TOMMY BOY
  • Erykah Badu - Cleva, My Life, Didn't Cha Know, Kiss Me On My Neck from Mama's Gun, Album (2000) MOTOWN
  • Erykah Badu - Didn't Cha Know, single (2001) MOTOWN
  • Erykah Badu - Cleva, 12-inch single (2001) MOTOWN—PROMO
  • Frank N Dank - Me & My Man, 12-inch single (2000) MCNASTY
  • Frank N Dank - Everybody Get Up, 12-inch single (2000) MCNASTY
  • Guru - Certified from Guru's Jazzmatazz Street Soul, Album (2000) VIRGIN
  • Innerzone Orchestra - People Make The World Go Round (J-88 Mix), 12-inch single (2000) PLANET E
  • Phife Dawg - Bend Ova, 4 Horseman from Ventilation: Da LP, Album (2000) GROOVE ATTACK
  • Phife Dawg - Ya Heard Me from Definition of Ill, Album (2000)
  • Royce Da 5'9 - Let's Grow from Lyricist Lounge Volume 2, Album (2000) RAWKUS
  • Spacek - Eve (Remix), 12-inch single (2000) BLUE

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 2001

  • Bahamadia - One-4-Teen (Remix) from Summer Sampler, Album (2001) GOODVIBE
  • Bilal - Reminisce from 1st Born Second, Album (2001) INTERSCOPE
  • Busta Rhymes - Genesis, Make It Hurt from Genesis, Album (2001) ELEKTRA
  • Chino XL - Don't Say A Word from I Told You So, Album (2001) METRO RECORDS
  • De La Soul - Peer Pressure Intro & Outro Monologues by Jay Dee from AOI: Bionix, Album (2001) TOMMY BOY
  • Lucy Pearl - Without You (Remix), 12-inch single (2001) POOKIE/VIRGIN
  • Mos Def - Can U C The Pride In The Panther? (Remix), 12-inch single (2001) INTERSCOPE
  • Que D - In Yo Face from Still Bangin, single (2001) UP ABOVE and Que D Limited Edition, Album (2003) ROYAL FLYNESS
  • Toshi Kubota - Nothin But Your Love (Remix), 12-inch single (2001) EPIC
  • PRODUCTION CREDITS: 2002
  • Big Tone - Party Crasher (mixed by Jay Dee) from Party Crasher, 12-inch single (2002) ANTIDOTE
  • Busta Rhymes - 3 tracks from It Ain't Safe No More..., Album (2002) ELEKTRA
  • Common - various production & instrumental credits from Electric Circus, Album (2002) MCA
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff - Are You Ready with Slum Village from The Magnificent, EP (2002) BBE
  • Frank N Dank - Push, EP (2002) MUMMY / GROOVE ATTACK
  • Phat Kat - Dedication To The Suckers, Don't Nobody Care About Us, Microphone Master, Big Booties, World Premier from Dedication To The Suckers, Album (2002) RONNIECASH.COM
  • Slum Village - Hoes, Let's, One from Trinity, Album (2002) CAPITOL
  • Talib Kweli - Where Do We Go, Stand To The Side from Quality, Album (2002) RAWKUS

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 2003

  • ASD (Afrob & Samy Deluxe) - Komm Schon from Wer Hatte Das Gedacht?, Album (2003) EIMSBUSH
  • ASD (Afrob & Samy Deluxe) - Wenn Ihr Fuhlt... from Hey Du, EP (2003) EIMSBUSH
  • Common - Come Close Remix (Closer) 12-inch single (2003) MCA
  • De La Soul - Much More/Shoomp, 12-inch single (2003) AOI
  • Fourtet - As Serious As Your Life (Remix), 12-inch single (2003) DOMINO
  • Frank N Dank - 48 Hours, Album (2003) BOOTLEG
  • Frank N Dank - Ma Dukes, 12-inch single (2003) ABB
  • Vivian Green - Fanatic (Remix), 12-inch single (2003) SONY
  • Phat Kat - 3 tracks from The Undeniable LP: Detroit Edition, Album (2003) BARAK
  • Phat Kat - Dedication/Destiny, 12-inch single (2003) BARAK
  • Que D - Supa Shit, 12-inch single (2003) ROYAL FLYNESS
  • Royce Da 5'9 - Life Goes On from Build & Destroy: Lost Sessions Part 1, Album (2003) TROUBLE RECORDS
  • Subtitle - Mark Luv Mixtape Song from Greatest Hit$, Album (2003) MARKS03 RECORDINGS
  • T-Love - 4 tracks from The Long Way Back, Album (2003) PICKININNY

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 2004

  • 5 Ela - Scenario (2004) from The, EP (2004) 5 ELEMENTS
  • Amp Fiddler - You Play Me, Waltz Of A Ghetto Fly, from Waltz Of A Ghetto Fly, Album (2004) GENUINE/PIAS
  • Amp Fiddler - I Believe In You (Jaylib Mix), 12-inch and CD single (2004) GENUINE/PIAS
  • Brother Jack McDuff - Oblighetto (J Dilla Remix), from Blue Note Revisted, Album (2004) BLUE NOTE
  • De La Soul - Verbal Clap, Much More from Grind Date, Album (2004) SANCTUARY
  • DJ Cam - Love Junkee (Remix), 12-inch single (2003) INFLAMABLE and Liquid Hip Hop, Album (2004) INFLAMABLE
  • Frank-N-Dank - Let's Go, Okay, MCA from Xtended Play, Album (2004) NEEDILLWORKS
  • Lawless Element - The Shining, 12-inch single (2004) RMR/FAT BEATS
  • Lawless Element - The Shining, from Soundvision: In Stereo (2005) BABYGRANDE
  • Oh No - Move from The Disrupt, Album (2004), and The Disrupt Instrumentals (2005) STONES THROW
  • Proof of D12 - Bring It 2 Me, from I Miss The Hip Hop Shop, Album (2004) IRON FIST
  • Prozack - Leisure Rules, from Death, Taxes, and Prozack, Album (2004) OUTOFWORK RECORDS
  • Slum Village - Do You, from Detroit Deli, Album (2004) BARAK/CAPITOL

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 2005

  • Common - Love Is, It's Your World (Pt 1 & 2) from Be, Album and Be Instrumentals (2005) GOOD MUSIC/GEFFEN
  • Common - The Movement from NBA 2K6 - The Tracks, Album (2005) DECON
  • Dwele - Keep On from Some Kinda, Album (2005) VIRGIN
  • Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio - Antiquity from Love Is The Answer, Album (2005) NINJA TUNE
  • MED - Push feat. J Dilla, 12-inch single (2005) STONES THROW
  • MED - Push, So Real from Push Comes to Shove, Album (2005), and Push Comes to Shove (Instrumentals), Album (2005) STONES THROW
  • Moka Only - One Time from The Desired Effect, Album (2005) NETTWERK
  • Oh No - Move Part 2 feat. J Dilla & Roc C, 12-inch single (2005) STONES THROW
  • Slum Village - Who Are We from Prequel To A Classic, Album (2005) BARAK RECORDS
  • Spacek - Dollar, 12-inch single (2005) SOUND IN COLOR
  • Spacek - Dollar from Space Shift, Album (2005) SOUND IN COLOR
  • Talib Kweli - Roll Off Me from Right About Now, Album (2005) KOCH

PRODUCTION CREDITS: 2006-2009

  • NOTE: CREDITS IN THIS SECTION WERE CREATED DURING THE ARTIST'S LIFETIME
  • Ghostface Killah - Beauty Jackson, Whip You with a Strap from Fishscale, Album (2006) DEF JAM
  • Busta Rhymes - You Can't Hold A Torch from The Big Bang, Album (2006) AFTERMATH
  • Visionaries - All Right from We are the Ones (We've Been Waiting For), Album (2006) UP ABOVE
  • Guilty Simpson - Clap Your Hands from Chrome Children, Album (2006) STONES THROW
  • A.G. - Hip Hop Quotable, 12-inch single (2006) LOOK
  • A.G. - Hip Hop Quoteable from Get Dirty Radio, Album (2006) LOOK
  • Guilty Simpson - Man's World, 12-inch single (2007) NO LABEL
  • Phat Kat - Cold Steel, 12-inch single (2007) LOOK
  • Phat Kat - 5 songs from Carte Blanche, Album (2007) LOOK
  • Guilty Simpson - I Must Love You from Ode to the Ghetto, Album (2008) STONES THROW
  • Guilty Simpson - Stress, 12-inch single (2009) NO LABEL
  • POSTHUMOUS PRODUCTION CREDITS
  • The Roots - Can't Stop This from Game Theory, Album (2006) ISLAND/DEF JAM
  • Madlib - Take It Back from Chrome Children, Album (2006) STONES THROW
  • Q-Tip - Move, Feva from The Renaissance, Album (2008) UNIVERSAL/MOTOWN
  • Illa J - We Here, 12-inch single (2008) DELICIOUS VINYL
  • Illa J - Yancey Boys, Album (2008) and Yancey Boys (Instrumentals) (2008) DELICIOUS VINYL
  • Akrobatik - Put Ya Stamp On It from Absolute Value, Album (2008) FAT BEATS
  • MF DOOM - Gazillion Ear, Lightworks from Born Like This, Album (2009) LEX
  • Mos Def - History from The Ecstatic Album (2009) DOWNTOWN
  • Raekwon - House of Flying Daggers, Arson Jones, 10 Bricks from Only Built for Cuban Linx 2, Album (2009) EMI
  • Erykah Badu - Love, from New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, Album (2010) MOTOWN
  • Slum Village - Lock It Down, We'll Show You from Villa Manifesto, Album (2010) E1

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