RIP J-Dilla (from SLUM VILLAGE)
Detroit hip-hop producer Jay Dee, also known as J Dilla, died Friday at a Los Angeles hospital from complications from lupus. He was 32 years old.
Details about his death were vague when reports of his passing surfaced; but his manager confirmed about the main cause of his early and unexpected death.
Dilla had been living with his mother in Los Angeles since being diagnosed with the immune system disease about three years ago.
He is credited as a founding member of the Detroit collective Slum Village but left the group after their first album.
Dilla had produced for Common, Madlib and A Tribe Called Quest, just to name a few.
Jay Dee's latest solo album, Donuts, was released earlier this week