James "J Dilla/Jay Dee" Yancey leaves behind an impression on Hip Hop that will last the test of time. A bridge between Hip Hop's underground and mainstream, Dilla's contributions range from single handedly defining Detroit Hip Hop as a founding member of Slum Village to providing his production talents to Common, D'Angelo, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Janet Jackson and Macy Gray. The Shining marks the reunion of Dilla & BBE, who had released Welcome 2 Detroit, Dilla's debut album. The Shining was near completion when Dilla passed on February 10, 2006.
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