Own A Piece of Legendary Hip-Hop Producer J-Dilla’s Record Collection
In February 2006, Hip-hop’s most influential producer James Dewitt Yancey passed away from complications with Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. The rare blood disease tragically took Dilla’s life three days after his 32nd birthday and the release of his final album Donuts. Often referred to as “your favorite producers’ favorite producer”, Jay Dee epitomized the true meaning of passion through his timeless masterpieces. Dilla’s ability wasn’t only limited to beat making; he was regarded as a topnotch emcee and DJ as well.
Seven years after his passing, Dilla’s influence is still strongly felt within the music community. His legacy lives on through his brother Illa J, mother Ma Dukes and other artists such as Madlib, Talib Kweli, Common and Erykah Badu.
J-Dilla is recognized for his raw sampling style and unmistakable signature sound. All the samples Dilla implemented in his beats originated from one of the many vinyl records in his sizeable collection. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2002, Dilla left a large collection of records and personal test pressings in a Detroit storage unit. The collection was lost for a brief period of time while Ma Dukes tended to her ill son in L.A.
During the spring of 2012, Ma Dukes was reunited with the entire contents of the storage unit just the way she had left it. Ma Dukes is providing fans of J-Dilla with a miraculous once in a lifetime opportunity- to own a record from his personal collection! Ma Dukes is selling single records from the collection for only $29.99 each on eBay. She will send you a randomly selected record just the way Dilla left it along with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity. Encouragingly, the sale also supports the J Dilla Foundation. The auction runs till March 20th, support real hip-hop and the J Dilla Foundation.