"Dilla's Groove: The Pioneer Who Transformed Hip-Hop Production and His Legacy"
Easily in my desert-island top-five artists due to his wide range and influence, is James Dewitt Yancey, commonly known by his stage names Jay Dee and J Dilla. J Dilla was a highly influential hip-hop producer and rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He had a unique sound and approach to production that has had a lasting impact on the music industry. Here are some of the ways J Dilla impacted music: