Happy 40th birthday to the late, great James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla.
Today marks what would be J Dilla's 40th birthday. James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey succumbed to lupus in 2006 when he was 32 years old. You know his legacy; you have your favorite Dilla songs, and you should be playing them back to back today. Well, we've got a new one for you.
In his honor and to pay tribute to both Dilla & “Dilla Day Detroit,” Slum Village (Jay DEE, Illa J, Young RJ,T3) is premiering their new single, “Yes Yes,” today. It's the first track from their forthcoming untitled LP which drops this spring and will feature production from Jay Dee, Black Milk and Young RJ.
Stream "Yes Yes" below:
Detroit is holding its third annual Dilla Day Detroit event at the Fillmore today—De La Soul leads a stacked bill which includes DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Slum Village, Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson and more, hosted by Ro Spit. More info on that here.