8 years ago today, James "J Dilla" Yancey, one of the most influential hip hop producers of all time, lost his battle to lupus. He has produced songs for some big time names such as A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Common, Busta Rhymes, Janet Jackson and many many more. Detroit is having it's third annual "Dilla Day" with appearances from the legend himself DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Phife from ATCQ, Slum Village and others. If you are in the area I would suggest you all go check it out!
And since it is Dilla Day, all you Dilla Heads post your favorite songs/instrumentals. I'm on the app so I can't embed but Common's "Love Is..." Is one my favorite Dilla beats. RIP
Link for info about the event tonight